The John Day regional airport is located on a flat plateau that over looks the John Day Valley. The airport provides services to Grant County and the US forest service. The new US Forest Service terminal was completed in 2010. The facility has a 3rd story that has an observation deck that allows visitors to enjoy expansive views of the surrounding mountains while watching air traffic come and go.
New Forest Service Terminal:
Conference rooms with the latest technology have proven popular spots for local groups and state and federal agencies to hold meetings. Private parties, receptions and special events also may be scheduled there, with kitchen facilities at the ready for catering needs.
John Day/Grant County Regional Airport:
The airport was opened in 1950’s and serves both local pilots and visiting travelers. It offers Jet A and Avgas refueling, private hangars and other amenities, including a convenient courtesy car. A pilot lounge provides a cozy respite for visitors taking a break on longer flights.
In recent years, the airport has expanded its two runways and completely rebuilt one. A GPS instrument approach system and automated weather system (AWOS) offers pilots safe and convenient access.
US Forest Service:
Activity at the airport goes into high gear in the summer, as the Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry uses its base to train rappellers and helitack firefighters and manage firefighting operations.
The airport is adjacent to the John Day Industrial Park, designated as an enterprise zone, with incentives for business development that creates jobs.