Dorothy Scott Airport

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Dorothy Scott Airport
Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport
Dorothy Scott International Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of Oroville
Location Oroville, Washington
Coordinates 48°57′42″N 119°24′41″W / 48.96167°N 119.41139°W / 48.96167; -119.41139Coordinates: 48°57′42″N 119°24′41″W / 48.96167°N 119.41139°W / 48.96167; -119.41139
Map
The state of which Dorothy Scott is located in, Washington.
The state of which Dorothy Scott is located in, Washington.
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,014 1,223 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 19,000
Based aircraft 13

Dorothy Scott Airport (FAA LID: 0S7) is a public international airport in Oroville, Washington, United States—a city in the Okanogan region[2]—that was opened in August 1937.[3] It is located 2 miles northeast from the town center, being owned by the City of Oroville.[4] Dorothy Scott Airport has been approved for use.[4] The airport has a pavement management plan to repair the airport's one runway.[5][6]

History[edit]

Dorothy Scott Airport is one of two airports named after a woman who served in World War II for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) department.[7] Dorothy Scott died during World War II while ferrying aircraft to England and received a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.[7] It is classified as an airport of entry by the Washington state,[7] and operates an airport layout plan.[8]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport holds a service classification of federal general aviation airport.[7] In 2010, 40 planes left the airport for local military services, while the same amount of planes left it as commercial air taxis.[7] 12,000 airplanes left Dorothy Scott for general itinerant use, and 3100 left as general local flights.[7]

The nearest radio navigation aids from the airport that help the pilot are located in three cities: Omak, Penticton, and Naramata.[3] The last two locations are in Canada.[3] Steven Johnson serves as the airports service manager.[1] The airport offers a public taxi transportation service.[9] The airplane's Area Control Center is located in Seattle, Washington.[10]

Growth[edit]

Johnston claimed that the amount of activity at the Dorothy Scott Airport is "amazing".[11] He felt that throughout August and September 2012, the airport has gotten busier.[11] According to Johnston, a person purchased a US$4000 hangar to be placed at this airport.[11] Big World of Flight—an organization that educates children on aviation—is one company that Johnston noted will stop at the airport in September 2012.[11] He assured that Oroville's priority is the expanding of the airport.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FAA Airport Master Record for 0S7". Federal Aviation Administration. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dorothy Scott Municipal". Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dorothy Scott Airport". AirNav. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Airport Identification Information". Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dorothy Scott Airport 2005 Pavement Management Report" (PDF). Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dorothy Scott Airport 2001 Airport Economic Profile" (PDF). Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Dorothy Scott Municipal" (PDF). Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Airport layout plan" (PDF). Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dorothy Scott Airport" (PDF). Washington. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Dorothy Scott Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e DeVon, Gary (September 27, 2012). "Oroville's Dorothy Scott Airport abuzz with activity". Okanogan Valley Gazette–Tribune. Retrieved November 17, 2012.