Pangborn Memorial Airport
|Pangborn Memorial Airport|
|Owner||Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties|
|Elevation AMSL||1,249 ft / 381 m|
Pangborn Memorial Airport (IATA: EAT, ICAO: KEAT, FAA LID: EAT) is a public use airport in Douglas County, Washington, United States. It is located four nautical miles (7 km) east of the central business district of Wenatchee, a city in Chelan County. The airport is owned by the Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties.
The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is currently served by one commercial airline (Horizon Air), offering in-state service. SeaPort Airlines formerly served the airport, ending their scheduled service in the winter of 2012. As of September 28, 2006, Pangborn Memorial began supporting ILS (Instrument Landing System) approaches.
Pangborn Memorial Airport is named for Clyde Pangborn, who in 1931 became the first person to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. Taking off from Misawa, Aomori, Japan with an intended destination of Seattle, he instead landed in Wenatchee.
Pangborn Memorial Airport covers an area of 636 acres (257 ha) at an elevation of 1,249 feet (381 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 is 5,700 by 150 feet (1,737 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 4,460 by 75 feet (1,359 x 23 m). According to the Port of Chelan/Douglas Counties website on the airport, runway 7/25 was closed in December 2009. The site cites "deteriorating asphalt conditions" as the reason for the closure.
In 2009, the FAA recommended and approved an expansion of the Pangborn runway to 7,000 feet. In addition to increasing the capacity of the runway to serve additional commercial flights using Canadair regional jets, the proposed lengthening would also increase the capacity of summer flights to operate during conditions of high density altitude, as well as winter flights to have the required stopping distance under slick conditions.
Airlines and destinations
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 44,681 aircraft operations, an average of 122 per day: 69% general aviation, 29% air taxi, 2% scheduled commercial and <1% military. At that time there were 132 aircraft based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 10% jet, 2% helicopter, 11% glider and 1% ultralight.
operated by Horizon Air
- FAA Airport Master Record for EAT ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- "Airport can't grow without upgrades". Wenatchee World. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=EAT&Airport_Name=Wenatchee, WA: Pangborn Memorial&carrier=FACTS
- Pangborn Memorial Airport, official site
- Pangborn Memorial Airport at WSDOT Aviation
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EAT, effective April 27, 2017
- Resources for this airport: