Wiley Post Airport
|Wiley Post Airport|
|Owner||City of Oklahoma City|
|Operator||Oklahoma City Airport Trust|
|Serves||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Elevation AMSL||1,299 ft / 396 m|
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.
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.
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- FAA Terminal Procedures for PWA, effective March 2, 2017
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