William R. Fairchild International Airport

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William R. Fairchild International Airport
Port Angeles Army Airfield
William R. Fairchild International Airport - Washington.jpg
2006 USGS Orthophoto
Airport typePublic
OwnerPort of Port Angeles
ServesPort Angeles, Washington
Elevation AMSL291 ft / 89 m
Coordinates48°07′13″N 123°29′59″W / 48.12028°N 123.49972°W / 48.12028; -123.49972
CLM is located in Washington (state)
Location of airport in Washington / United States
CLM is located in the United States
CLM (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 6,347 1,935 Asphalt
13/31 3,245 989 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations25,158
Based aircraft36

William R. Fairchild International Airport (IATA: CLM, ICAO: KCLM, FAA LID: CLM) is a public airport located within the city limits of Port Angeles, in Clallam County, Washington, United States. It lies 3.5 miles (3.0 nmi; 5.6 km) northwest of the central business district of Port Angeles,[1] near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The airport is owned by the Port of Port Angeles.[1]


The airport was developed from 1934 through 1948 by the Works Progress Administration, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. It was named Clallam County Municipal Landing Field when ownership was given to Clallam County in 1948. Three years later the county transferred the airport to the Port of Port Angeles. In 1953, William R. Fairchild started the Angeles Flying Service and became the first airport supervisor. The airport was renamed in his honor in 1969, following his death in an aircraft accident.

Tarmac with a Britten Norman Trislander aircraft
Main terminal

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

William R. Fairchild International Airport covers an area of 797 acres (323 ha) at an elevation of 291 feet (89 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways:

  • 8/26 measuring 6,347 ft × 150 ft (1,935 m × 46 m)
  • 13/31 measuring 3,245 ft × 50 ft (989 m × 15 m).[1]

The primary runway is operated with an Instrument Landing System and can handle aircraft up to a Boeing 737.

For the 12-month period ending February 1, 2005, the airport had 52,675 aircraft operations, an average of 155 per day: 89% general aviation, 11% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 85 aircraft based at this airport: 92% single-engine, 6% multi-engine and 2% helicopter.[2][1]

Fairchild Airport is also home to Port Angeles' Civil Air Patrol squadron.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for CLM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective June 3, 2010.
  2. ^ 2014 AirNav data for KCLM/CLM

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