Fly into Put-in-Bay Island Airport, 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 online 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. In the winter, all supplies and everyday conveniences such as mail, fresh produce, and milk must be flown in. 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 restrooms. 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
|Lat/Long:||41-38-12.0000N / 082-49-42.0000W
41-38.200000N / 082-49.700000W
41.6366667 / -82.8283333
|Elevation:||595 ft. / 181.4 m (surveyed)|
|From city:||1 mile SW of PUT IN BAY, OH|
|Time zone:||UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)|
|Airport use:||Open to the public|
|FSS:||CLEVELAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION|
|NOTAMs facility:||CLE (NOTAM-D service available)|
|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.|
|WX AWOS-3 at PCW (7 nm S):||118.775 (419-734-9955)|
Nearby radio navigation aids
|VOR radial/distance||VOR name||Freq||Var|
|PORT CLINTON||021/7.3||423||07W||PCW||.–. -.-. .–|
|GROSSE ILE||160/31.4||419||07W||RYS||.-. -.– …|
|TIFFIN||033/36.9||269||05W||TII||– .. ..|
|Dimensions:||2870 x 75 ft. / 875 x 23 m|
|Surface:||asphalt, in excellent condition|
|RUNWAY 3||RUNWAY 21|
|Elevation:||592.2 ft.||594.5 ft.|
|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
|Owner:||PUT IN BAY TOWNSHIP PORT AUTH
PO BOX 278
PUT IN BAY, OH 43456
PO BOX 278
PUT IN BAY, OH 43456
Airport Operational Statistics
|–||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.|
|–||HELIPAD IS FOR TOUCHDOWN, LOADING AND LIFT OFF ONLY – PARK ON GRASS.|
|–||BIRD ACTIVITY NR RY 3/21.|
|–||BIRD ACTIVITY ON AND INVOF ARPT.|
|–||DECOY COYOTE NEAR MOVEMENT AREAS.|
WX AWOS-3 at PCW (7 nm S): 118.775 (419-734-9955)
Put-in-Bay Airport News
$3.5 Million Award for Erie and Ottawa County Airports
In late August, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a series of grants totaling $3,541,777 for the Put-in-Bay Airport and the Middle Bass Island Airport. The grants were made available to regional airports due to the
passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, supported by Rep. Kaptur, and signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021.
“Our regional airports play a vital role in supporting the local economy and connecting our communities,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I am excited to see the American Rescue Plan living up to its promise, and delivering the resources Northern Ohio needs.”
The announced FAA grants include:
• $147,381 for the Put-in-Bay Airport to reconstruct a
• $2,888,618 for the Middle Bass Island Airport to rehabilitate
an apron, runway, and taxiway.
• $359,605 for the Kelleys Island Land Field Airport to
conduct an environmental assessment.
• $146,173 for the Kelleys Island Land Field Airport to
rehabilitate a runway and reconstruct lighting.
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