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Information for Pilots

Skagit Regional Airport has two runways and an extensive taxiway system that provides access to all developed areas of the airfield. Three fixed-base operators are located here.

The published airfield elevation is 144 feet above mean sea level. Its designator is BVS. Pilots use the airport Unicom/common traffic frequency for communications on the ground and in the vicinity of the airport.

Skagit Regional Airport is an uncontrolled field (no control tower), which effectively limits operations to one runway at a time. The two runways form an “open V” configuration facing west. Both runways utilize standard left traffic patterns with a pattern altitude of 1,144 feet MSL, which is approximately 1,000 feet above the ground.

The primary runway, 11-29, is oriented in a northwest-southeast direction, which is generally in line with prevailing winds. Historically, it accommodates a high percentage of the airport’s traffic. Runway 11-29 is paved and lighted with a full-length parallel taxiway (Taxiway A) on its north side. The published dimensions of this runway are 5,477 feet long by 100 feet wide.

The secondary runway, 04-22, is oriented northeast-southwest, which provides additional operational capabilities, particularly during strong southwesterly wind conditions. It, too, is paved and lighted with a full-length taxiway (Taxiway B) running alongside. The published dimensions are 3,000 feet long by 60 feet wide, making it suitable only for small aircraft.

An alternate grass landing area, running parallel to Runway 04-22, opened in the spring of 2015. Built primarily though the volunteer efforts of the local pilot community, the AGLA is 2,000 feet long and 60 feet wide.

Skagit Regional Airport has six designated aircraft apron areas (A through F) and one cargo apron with a total capacity of 106 tie-down parking spaces

The airport is equipped with an FAA-certified Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), which uses GPS to help pilots to take off and land in cloudy and rainy weather when the clouds are higher than 400 feet above the ground.

Fast Facts:

  • UNICOM/CTAF frequency - 123.075
  • AWOS-3 frequency - 121.125 (or call 360-757-7767)
  • GPS and NDB approaches
  • 24-hour fuel service with mobile jet fuel
  • Runway 11-29: 5,477’ x 100’ - pilot activated lights (click 123.075)
  • Runway 04-22: 3,000 x 60’ - pilot activated lights (click 123.075)
  • Transient aircraft parking Rates: $6.00/day single, $7.00/day twin under 12,500 lbs. Aircraft over 12,500 lbs. are charged at weight (lbs) x $0.0008/day, plus leasehold tax (12.84%). There is no charge for the first 72 hours.

For information on tie-downs, T-hangar space, parking, gate access or local services, contact airport operations at (360) 757-0011. To see the 2016 Airport Rate Schedule, click HERE.

 

SASA

The primary purpose of the Skagit Airport Support Association  is to support the long term operation of Skagit Regional Airport. SASA addresses issues that affect pilots, either directly or indirectly, at the airport. For more information, go to www.skagitsasa.org.

Airport Web Cam

Thanks to a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation, there is now 24-hour camera surveillance at Skagit Regional Airport. WSDOT is obtaining images from the Skagit Regional Airport camera approximately every 15 minutes and posting them on its web site. To see four views of the airport, along with current AWOS and NOAA weather information, click HERE.

Fly Friendly

Noise Abatement Program

Minimizing aircraft noise near residential areas while operating a safe and efficient air transportation system is an ongoing nationwide challenge. Courteous and responsible pilots are the key to a successful noise management program. These pilots know that avoiding unnecessary residential overflights and flying as quietly as safety permits will go a long way toward helping Skagit Regional Airport maintain a Good Neighbor relationship with surrounding communities. To see a map of the Fly Friendly Noise Abatement Zones, click HERE.

VFR Noise Abatement Procedures

Safety permitting, please avoid flying over nearby residential areas when arriving or departing Skagit Regional Airport. Follow these prcedures when weather and safety permit:

  • Runway 11-29 is the preferred runway for all airplanes.
  • Fixed-wing aircraft should use a left hand pattern.
  • Rotor aircraft should use a right hand pattern.
  • Aircraft should avoid unnecessary overflight of the suburban residential areas to the east below 1,000 feet, except for takeoffs and landings.
  • On takeoff, reduce to climb power as soon as safe and practical.
  • Climb after liftoff at best-angle-of-climb speed until crossing the airport boundary, then climb at best rate.
  • Depart from the start of the runway, rather than at intersections, to attain the highest possible altitude when leaving the airport vicinity.
  • Climb out straight ahead to 1,000 feet or so; turn to avoid a noise-sensitive area if you are at an appropriate safe altitude.
  • Avoid prolonged runups and if possible do them well inside the airport area, rather than at its perimeter.
  • Avoid dragged-in approaches.

Thank you!

 

To see an oblique aerial view of the airport, CLICK HERE.

For more detailed information about the airport on AIRNAV. com, CLICK HERE.

For more detailed information about the airport on Ac-U-Kwik.com, CLICK HERE.