Put in Bay Airport Info 2017-12-08T23:30:22+00:00
Put in Bay Airport - A picture of a biplane on the runway of the Put-in-Bay island airport.

Put-in-Bay Airport

Fly in to Put-in-Bay Island, we’re waiting for you.

Put-in-Bay Airport (FAA LID: 3W2) is a public airport located in Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. It is operated and managed by the Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority. The approach to Runway 21 is complicated by Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, which is almost exactly in line with the runway. The airport is located in the center of the southern half of the island and offers 2 runways 3 and 21. A taxi can pick you up on arrival or better yet you can reserve a golf cart on line to get around the island at Put-in-Bay Golf Carts

Put-in-Bay’s airport is open year round for arrivals and departures from dawn to dusk and is the lifeline to islanders in the winter months. 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, Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport (FAA LID: PCW) and The Put-in-Bay airport provides charter services thru Griffings Island Airlines, refreshments (vending) and rest rooms. Credit cards are accepted. International arrivals must clear customs in Port CLinton (PCW) prior to landing on the island as there are no customs agents. There is a small fee for parking which should be paid upon arrival. In the busy summer season, there are several barnstorming vendors including a helicopter and Bi Plane operating on the field.

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 DECEMBER 2017

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 Saving Time)
Zip code: 43456

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1938
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CLEVELAND CENTER
FSS: CLEVELAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CLE (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Landing fee: yes, PARKING/RAMP FEES ARE COLLECTED FOR ALL PVT AND COML ACFT. ALL PILOTS ARE RQRD TO CHECK INTO THE ARPT OFFICE AT THE TIME OF ARRIVAL. NO TIE-DOWN ROPES PRVDD; BRING YOUR OWN ROPES. ALL ACFT RQRD TO SHUT DOWN ENGINE(S) WHEN 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/distance VOR name Freq Var
DJBr304/34.3 DRYER VOR/DME 113.60 05W
YQGr186/36.8 WINDSOR VOR/DME 113.80 06W
CRLr134/37.4 CARLETON VOR/DME 115.70 03W
VWVr075/38.0 WATERVILLE VOR/DME 113.10 02W

 

NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
PORT CLINTON 021/7.3 423 07W PCW  .–. -.-. .–
GROSSE ILE 160/31.4 419 07W RYS  .-. -.– …
TIFFIN 033/36.9 269 05W TII  – .. ..

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR

Runway Information

Runway 3/21

Dimensions: 2870 x 75 ft. / 875 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
RUNWAY 3 RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 41-38.001702N 41-38.398105N
Longitude: 082-49.870983W 082-49.528005W
Elevation: 592.2 ft. 594.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.4% 0.4%
Traffic pattern: right left
Displaced threshold: 450 ft. 657 ft.
Markings: basic, in good condition basic, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: no no
Obstructions: 68 ft. trees, 404 ft. from runway, 3:1 slope to clear
APCH RATIO 7:1 TO DSPLCD THLD DUE TO +43 FT TREE 303 FT FM THLD 133 FT R.
7 ft. fence, 201 ft. from runway, 120 ft. right of centerline
7 FT FENCE O FT DSTC, 120L; 4 FT FENCE 0 FT DSTC 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: ROSANN KEISER
PO BOX 278
PUT IN BAY, OH 43456
Phone 419-285-3371

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 9
Single engine airplanes: 9
Aircraft operations: avg 41/day *
48% air taxi
42% transient general aviation
10% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 12 June 2016

Additional Remarks

EXPC MDT TURBC ON DEP/APCH WHEN WIND EXCEEDS 10 KT.
ACFT LNDG RY 21 OR DEP RY 03 REMAIN 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.
HELIPAD IS FOR TOUCHDOWN, LOADING AND LIFT OFF ONLY – PARK ON GRASS.
BIRD ACTIVITY NR RY 3/21.
BIRD ACTVTY ON AND INVOF ARPT.
DECOY COYOTE NEAR MOVEMENT AREAS.

Airport Communications

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

Book Your Golf Cart Rental Online & Save!

Golf Cart Rental Banner - Advertisement banner with picture of two golf carts.

Limited Time Only, Enter your Email Address for Personalized Lodging Offers Tailored for You. Submit your Trip Request Now.