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Pearson Field

Pearson Field
Airport information
NamePearson Field
ICAOKVUO
FAAVUO
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Vancouver
ServesVancouver, Washington
Elevation8 m (25 ft)
Statistics2006
Aircraft operations52200
Based aircraft175

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Pearson Field , is a city-owned public-use airport located one mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district of Vancouver, a city in Clark County, Washington, United States.

Pearson Field is the oldest operating airfield in the United States dating to the landing of the dirigible Gelatine, piloted by Lincoln Beachey, upon the polo grounds of the Vancouver Barracks in 1905. Located in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, it is also the only airport in the United States that operates totally within the boundaries of a national historic reserve. Primarily used for general aviation, the airfield's lone runway is located directly beneath the final approach to nearby Portland International Airport. The airport lies next to the Lewis and Clark Highway and the Columbia River. It is the only airport in Washington that is a satellite airport.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Pearson Field is assigned VUO by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.


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