About the Plan

Pangborn Memorial Airport (Airport) plays a vital role in the community and supports the regional economy. The Airport is updating its Master Plan to help guide facility and service needs over the next 20 years. The updated Master Plan will help provide for a safe, efficient facility that is economically viable, financially sustainable, and aligns with regional, state, and national planning goals.

What is an Airport Master Plan?

An airport master plan evaluates existing airport operations and facilities, forecasts future aviation demand and identifies potential improvements to airport facilities that would be needed to meet future growth. The updated Master Plan will guide development of the facility for the next 20 years.

The Updated Master Plan Will Include:

  1. A narrative report that describes the inventory and environment of the airport, forecasts for future aviation demand, facility requirements and needs, proposed development alternatives, and an implementation and capital improvement plan
  2. Airport layout plan drawings that illustrate the airport facilities and depict recommended improvements
  3. Recommendations related to:
    • User activity levels
    • Airfield facilities
    • Airspace
    • Airport infrastructure and utilities
    • Airport land use and use of Airport property

Why Do We Need to Update the Master Plan?

The Airport’s current Master Plan was last updated in 2004, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations recommend updates every ten years. Since the last Master Plan was completed, our community, the aviation industry, and FAA standards and compliances have changed. By updating the Master Plan, we can address these changes, update the airport layout and capital improvement plans, and ensure ongoing compliance with FAA guidelines.

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Project Outreach

Outreach to the public and community stakeholders is a critical element of the Master Plan process and will help inform and shape the updated Master Plan. To date, outreach activities have included:

  • Creating a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) to review and provide feedback on Master Plan documents. The PAC is made up of a diverse group of community stakeholders, including representatives from local jurisdictions, community organizations, airport users, business owners, and agricultural representatives
  • Seeking input from Airport stakeholders such as the Port of Chelan County, Port of Douglas County, and Airport users and service providers
  • Coordinating with the FAA to review the Master Plan documentation and formally approve aviation forecasts and airport layout plan drawings