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For those of you flying private aircraft into Put-in-Bay, there are few places more spectacular to arrive than Put-in-Bay. The airport is located in the center of the southern half of the island and offers 2 runways. Be sure to be prepared for breathtaking photo opportunities as you approach the island of Put-in-Bay.

Awarded 4 stars in the book "The $100.00 Hamburger" written by John F. Pruner, Put-in-Bay has been designated as a top regional and recreational fly in by Flight Guide.

Put-in-Bay's airport is open year round for arrivals and departures from dawn to dusk. Runways at the Put-in-Bay airport are modern and paved but not lighted so there are no departures after dusk. You may expect light turbulence on approach when winds exceed 10 knots. Be sure to remain at least 1000 feet from Perry's monument located 1.5 miles northeast of the field and having an elevation of 942 feet MSL.

There is no fuel service at the Put-in-Bay airport but may be purchased from two nearby airports, Port Clinton (PCW) and Sandusky (SKY). The Put-in-Bay airport provides charter services, refreshments (vending) and rest rooms. Credit cards are accepted including MasterCard and VISA.

Prior to arriving on the island, you might wish to reserve a golf cart from Delaware Rentals for your on island transportation needs. For Lodging on the island, visit the Put-in-Bay Resort, Bay Lodging Resort, Island Club Home Rentals, or the Edgewater Hotel.

The Put-in-Bay airport runway measures 2870 feet by 75 feet with runways 21 and 3. Runway 3 is right hand traffic.

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JANUARY 2009

Location

FAA Identifier:3W2
Lat/Long:41-38-12.0000N / 082-49-42.0000W
41-38.200000N / 082-49.700000W
41.6366667 / -82.8283333
(estimated)
Elevation:595 ft. / 181.4 m (surveyed)
Variation:07W (2000)
From city:1 mile SW of PUT IN BAY, OH
Time zone:UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Savings Time)
Zip code:43456

Airport Operations

Airport use:Open to the public
Activation date:12/1938
Sectional chart:DETROIT
Control tower:no
ARTCC:CLEVELAND CENTER
FSS:CLEVELAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility:CLE (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance:MAY-SEP 0800-2000
OCT-APR 0730-1730
Wind indicator:yes
Segmented circle:yes
Landing fee:yes, PARKING/RAMP FEES ARE COLLECTED FOR ALL PVT OR COML ACFT. ALL PILOTS ARE RQRD TO CHECK INTO THE ARPT OFFICE AT THE TIME OF ARRIVAL. NO TIE-DOWN ROPES ARE PRVDD; PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SET. ALL ACFT ARE RQRD TO SHUT DOWN ENGINE(S) PRIOR TO ENPLANING/DEPLANING PAX.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM:122.8
WX AWOS-3 at PCW (7 nm S):118.775 (419-734-9955)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distanceVOR nameFreqVar
SKYr331/14.4SANDUSKY VOR/DME109.2004W
DJBr304/34.3DRYER VOR/DME113.6005W
YQGr186/36.8WINDSOR VOR/DME113.8006W
CRLr134/37.4CARLETON VORTAC115.7003W
VWVr075/38.0WATERVILLE VOR/DME113.1002W

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NDB nameHdg/DistFreqVarIDcode
PORT CLINTON020/7.342306WPCW.--. -.-. .--
PELEE ISLAND225/11.128305WPT.--. -
GROSSE ILE159/31.441906WRYS.-. -.-- ...
TIFFIN033/36.626905WTII- .. ..
FOSTORIA049/37.137905WFZI..-. --.. ..

Airport Services

Parking:tiedowns

Runway Information

 Runway 3/21
Dimensions:2870 x 75 ft. / 875 x 23 m
Surface:asphalt, in good condition
 RUNWAY 3RUNWAY 21
Latitude:41-38.001702N41-38.398105N
Longitude:082-49.870983W082-49.528005W
Elevation:592.2 ft.594.5 ft.
Gradient:0.4%0.4%
Traffic pattern:rightleft
Displaced threshold:452 ft.657 ft.
Markings:basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights:nono
Obstructions:50 ft. trees, 380 ft. from runway, 130 ft. left of centerline, 3:1 slope to clear
RWY 03 APCH RATIO 7:1 TO DSPLCD THLD DUE TO +38 FT TREE 303 FT FM THLD 133 FT R.
7 ft. trees, 201 ft. from runway, 120 ft. right of centerline
RWY 21 +7 FT FENCE O FT FM 120L TO 200 FT FM 120L AND +7 FT FENCE 100 FT FM 125 FT R TO 200 FT FM 110R.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership:Publicly-owned
Owner:PUT IN BAY TOWNSHIP PORT AUTH
PO BOX 278
PUT IN BAY, OH 43456
Phone 419-285-3371
Manager:MONICA DRAKE
PO BOX 278
PUT IN BAY, OH 43456
Phone 419-285-3371

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Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field:3
Single engine airplanes:2
Multi engine airplanes:1
Aircraft operations:avg 41/day *
48% air taxi
42% transient general aviation
10% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 11 September 2006

Additional Remarks

- EXPC MDT TURBC ON DEP/APCH WHEN WIND EXCEEDS 10 KT.
- ACFT LNDG RY 21 OR DEP RY 03 STAY 1000 FT CLEAR OF PERRY'S MONUMENT 352 FT AGL/942 FT MSL 1-1/2 MILES NE OF ARPT.
- ACFT OPNS PROHIBITED DUSK-DAWN.
- NO TGL; NO STUDENT TRAINING.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 3W2.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

  • KPCW - Carl R Keller Field Airport (7 nm S)
  • KSKY - Griffing Sandusky Airport (15 nm SE)
  • S24 - Sandusky County Regional Airport (23 nm SW)
  • 14G - Fremont Airport (24 nm SW)
  • 5A1 - Norwalk-Huron County Airport (27 nm SE)

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Random Fact: It is recommended that you do NOT bring a car to the Island. Aside from the expense associated with transporting your vehicle, parking is very limited on the Island. Waits to get a car on or off the Island can run as long as four hours. Most hotels are just a short walk from Downtown Put-in-Bay and a pleasant golf cart ride to most attractions. Golf Carts, Bicycles, and Mopeds are also readily available.