West Bend Municipal Airport

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West Bend Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of West Bend
Serves West Bend, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 887 ft / 270 m
Coordinates 43°25′20″N 088°07′40″W / 43.42222°N 88.12778°W / 43.42222; -88.12778Coordinates: 43°25′20″N 088°07′40″W / 43.42222°N 88.12778°W / 43.42222; -88.12778
ETB is located in Wisconsin
ETB is located in the US
Location of airport in Wisconsin / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,494 1,370 Asphalt
6/24 3,897 1,188 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2016) 46,000
Based aircraft (2017) 101

West Bend Municipal Airport (IATA: ETB[2]ICAO: KETBFAA LID: ETB) is a city owned public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of West Bend, a city in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a regional reliever airport facility.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

West Bend Municipal Airport covers an area of 430 acres (174 ha) at an elevation of 887 feet (270 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways and one helipad:[1]

  • Runway 13/31: 4,494 x 75 ft. (1,370 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt. This runway has a left traffic pattern. It is equipped with a 4-box VASI on the left side of both runways. Both ends have Runway End Identification Lights, and have runway lights controllable via the CTAF. Runway 31 has a localizer with a frequency of 108.9.
  • Runway 6/24: 3,897 x 75 ft. (1,188 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt. This runway has a left traffic pattern. It does not have any visual slope indicators, nor does it have runway end identifier lights.
  • Helipad H1: 100 x 100 ft. (30 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt. This helipad has left traffic. There are blue perimeter lights.

For the 12-month period ending August 30, 2016, the airport had 46,000 aircraft operations, an average of 126 per day: 65% general aviation, 22% military and 13% air taxi. In March 2017, there were 101 aircraft based at this airport: 76 single-engine, 11 multi-engine, 3 jet, 2 helicopter and 9 military.[1]

West Bend Air operates the FBO (fixed-base operator) and provides 100 octane low lead fuel as well as Jet-A fuel. Rental aircraft, a pilot's lounge, a weather office and a gift shop are also located on field and operated by West Bend Air.[4]

Pilot information[edit]


The West Bend Airport can be found on the Chicago sectional chart on the North side. The airport has a non-directional beacon (NDB), as well as a very high frequency omni directional radio (VOR), both on field. The Kettle Moraine NDB (LLE .-.. .-.. .) has a frequency of 329 KHz. The West Bend VOR (BJB -... .--- -...) has a frequency of 109.8 MHz.


West Bend Municipal Airport has a UNICOM frequency of 122.8 MHz, manned by West Bend Air Inc. This frequency is also the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF). An AWOS is available on 120.0 MHz, which provides wind, visibility, sky conditions, and the altimeter. The weather for this airport can also be found in the form of a METAR on various online aviation weather sites. The controlling agency is Chicago center, but services are also available from Milwaukee approach or Milwaukee departure on 125.35 MHz. IFR flights can also contact clearance delivery on 124.75 MHz.


Immediately overlying the airport is Class G Airspace. A ring approx. 14 miles in diameter, centered on the field, of Class E Airspace begins at 700 feet above ground level (AGL) and meets Class A Airspace at, but not including, 18,000 feet MSL. The outer ring of Milwaukee's Class C Airspace begins approx. 17 miles south-southeast of the field, with Waukesha County Airport and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport's Class D Airspace beginning 18 miles south-southwest and 14 miles south (respectively) of the field.

The nearest special use airspace is Restricted Airspace R-6903, which is superimposed over the Minnow MOA (Military Operations Area), approx. 20 miles east and northeast of the field, over Lake Michigan.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ETB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective Mar 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search (ETB: West Bend)". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  4. ^ West Bend Air Inc.

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