Proposed Site of WAMM Northwest Fly-in
For the benefit of Fly-in attendees, here is
a page of information on Prosser Airport (S40) and surroundings. (See also
The Prosser Airport looking west. Formerly Beardsley
Field, it was built in 1935 for the City of Prosser. In 1961, the City
transferred ownership and management to the Port of Benton. It features a single
runway 3,450 feet in length, with retro-reflective taxiway markers, a taxiway
crossover as a safety enhancement, and a newly constructed north tie down area
for visiting pilots. Commercial activity northeast of the airport along Wine
Country Road includes the Barn Motor Inn and Best Western Prosser Inn.
Photos taken 11/11/00. Prosser airport looking
south. The Barn Motor Inn is just aft of the wing tip. The Best Western is under
the wing tip. Camping area is in the center of the photo.
Present parking ramp looking southeast. Everything
is handy to the airport. Downtown is only 4 blocks away.
This picure looks to the right of the one above. The
white building contains the rest-rooms and showers. The orange building to the
right is the EAA chapter 391 club house. There are two FBOs. Fuel is
available by credit card only.
The picture looks to the right of the one above. It
shows the camping area looking southwest.
Camping area looking southeast.
Location: Lat/Long: 46-12-44.478N / 119-47-34.124W
Elevation: 694 ft. / 211.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (1985)
From city: 1 mile NW of PROSSER, WA
Pattern altitude: 800 ft. AGL / 1494 ft. MSL
UNICOM 122.8 0900-1700 ONLY.
Dimensions: 3440 x 60 ft. / 1049 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Traffic pattern: Rwy 07 left, Rwy 25 right
For more details: http://www.airnav.com/airport/S40
For more detailed climate information see: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu
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02 March, 2001