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Wiley Post Airport

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Wiley Post Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Oklahoma City
OperatorOklahoma City Airport Trust
ServesOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Elevation AMSL1,299 ft / 396 m
Coordinates35°32′03″N 097°38′49″W / 35.53417°N 97.64694°W / 35.53417; -97.64694
PWA is located in Oklahoma
Location of airport in Oklahoma / United States
PWA is located in the United States
PWA (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,214 1,284 Concrete
17L/35R 7,199 2,194 Concrete
17R/35L 5,002 1,524 Asphalt/concrete
Statistics (2021)
Aircraft operations (year ending 7/7/2021)55,293
Based aircraft334
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, United States. The facility covers 1,143 acres (463 ha) and has three runways.[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 the year ending July 7, 2021, Wiley Post logged 55,293 flight operations.[2] 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.


  • On March 4, 2008, a Cessna Citation I operated by Interstate Helicopters impacted terrain 4.1 miles SW of Wiley Post Airport after takeoff because of wing structure damage caused by impact with one or more large birds (American white pelicans). All 5 occupants (2 crew, 3 passengers) were killed.[3]

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  1. ^ Wiley Post Airport, official site
  2. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for PWA PDF, effective July 13, 2023
  3. ^ Accident description for N113SH at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on July 26, 2023.

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