Wiley Post Airport

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Wiley Post Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Oklahoma City
Operator Oklahoma City Airport Trust
Serves Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Elevation AMSL 1,299 ft / 396 m
Coordinates 35°32′03″N 097°38′49″W / 35.53417°N 97.64694°W / 35.53417; -97.64694
Website WileyPostAirport.com
PWA is located in Oklahoma
Location of airport in Oklahoma / United States
PWA is located in the US
PWA (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,213 1,284 Concrete
17L/35R 7,198 2,194 Concrete
17R/35L 5,000 1,524 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations 65,605
Based aircraft 453
Sources: airport website[1] and FAA[2]

Wiley Post Airport (IATA: PWA, ICAO: KPWA, FAA LID: PWA) is a city-owned public-use airport located seven nautical miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2]

It was named after Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, who died in the same 1935 crash as the namesake of the city's other major airport, Will Rogers World Airport.

It is the FAA-designated reliever airport for Will Rogers World Airport and serves business and corporate air travelers and functions as a center for general aviation. In addition, the northwest Oklahoma City airport provides an environment for aviation-related industry.

In fiscal year 2016, Wiley Post logged 65,605 flight operations. This figure accounts for only those operations logged by the air traffic control tower which is open daily from 7 A.M. until 10 P.M.

The airport provides a base for over 300 aircraft in its leased hangars. These range from single and twin engine planes to turboprop and jet aircraft.


  1. ^ Wiley Post Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for PWA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-06-05

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