Wiley Post Airport

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Wiley Post Airport
IATA: PWAICAO: KPWAFAA LID: PWA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Oklahoma City
Operator Oklahoma City Airport Trust
Serves Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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
Runways
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 (2005)
Aircraft operations 82,367
Based aircraft 453
Sources: airport website[1] and FAA[2]

Wiley Post Airport (IATA: PWAICAO: KPWAFAA 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, and holds the distinction of being named after a person who died in an airplane crash (as does the city's other major airport, Will Rogers World Airport - both men died in the same crash in 1935). Another airport, Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Barrow, AK near the site of said crash, bears the same names.

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

In 2007 Wiley Post logged 74,519 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 fully leased hangars. These range from single and twin engine planes to turboprop and jet aircraft. A growing number of licensed private pilots consider Wiley Post their airport home, and their activities give the facility a strong community orientation.

References[edit]

  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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