Burns Municipal Airport
|Burns Municipal Airport|
|Owner||City of Burns|
|Elevation AMSL||4,159 ft / 1,268 m|
Burns Municipal Airport (IATA: BNO, ICAO: KBNO, FAA LID: BNO) is a city owned, public use airport located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) east of the central business district of Burns, a city in Harney County, Oregon, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
By 1929, an airport had been established at Burns. In 1934, the Civil Works Administration awarded $5,000 to build a new airport. In 1942, the City of Burns purchased 680 acres (280 ha) for a new airport. The new airport was built by the Civil Aeronautics Administration at a cost of $570,000, which had two runways of 5,200 feet (1,600 m). During World War II, a squadron of P-38 Lightning were station at the Burns Airport. On January 7, 1981, three Bonneville Power Administration employees died when their airplane crashed as it approached the airport.
Facilities and aircraft
Burns Municipal Airport covers an area of 825 acres (334 ha) at an elevation of 4,159 feet (1,268 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 12/30 is 5,100 by 75 feet (1,554 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface; 3/21 is 4,600 by 60 feet (1,402 x 18 m) with a concrete surface. The United States Bureau of Land Management operates a SEAT Base from the airport for fighting wildfires.
For the 12-month period ending August 30, 2010, the airport had 8,000 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 84% general aviation, 15% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 17 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine and 18% ultralight.
- FAA Airport Master Record for BNO ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
- "New Air Line Proposed". Morning Oregonian. January 3, 1929. p. 11.
- "2 More Airports Won For Oregon". Morning Oregonian. January 12, 1934. p. 5.
- Richards, Leverett (January 17, 1946). "Burns Okehed For Air Link". The Oregonian. p. 9.
- "Burns airport crash kills 3 BPA employees". The Oregonian. January 8, 1981. p. B1.
- Hammill, Luke (January 9, 2016). "Oregon standoff: FBI stages at Burns airport". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Burns Municipal Airport
- Airport page at City of Burns website
- Aerial image as of May 1994 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for BNO, effective June 22, 2017
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