WELCOME TO KEN JERNSTEDT AIRFIELD
The Port of Hood River took ownership of the Hood River County Airport on January 1, 1976. Since that time, the Port has invested $4 million in capital projects for the facility by adding hangar spaces, removing underground fuel tanks, constructing a north access road, additional runway and taxiway construction and sealing, fencing, painting and striping of runways and taxiway, and acquiring adjacent property. Each year the airport hosts a fly-in show and exhibition, which is enjoyed by many area residents. Classic Wings Aero Services, the current Fixed Base Operator (FBO), provides a variety of onsite services.
The airport is now a Basic Utility, Stage II Airport, serving 95% of the single-engine and small twin-engine airplanes used for personal and business purposes. With approximately 90 aircraft based at the facility, the airport handles about 14,000 operations annually and the airport anticipates continued growth and improvements for airport-related business. The Airport Master Plan began development in 2002 with input from the public and users. Hood River County will review the Master Plan in 2008 with the objectives of operational safety, facilities upgrades, fencing and runway lighting, and long-term viability of the airport through employment development, historic aircraft, flightseeing, and flight training.
Ken Jernstedt Airfield Runway Re-Opens
On Wednesday, June 26 at noon the Ken Jernstedt Airfield runway was re-opened after being closed for about a month for the runway shift project. The runway and the FBO are fully operational.
In this photo, FBO Scott Gifford in his Cessna 182 is cutting the ribbon held by Port Commissioners Rich McBride and Hoby Streich.
Thank you all for your patience and enjoy the new, improved airport.
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