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Wiley Post Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Oklahoma City
OperatorOklahoma City Airport Trust
ServesOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Elevation396 m (1299 ft)
Aircraft operations82367
Based aircraft453

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Wiley Post Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located seven nautical miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Oklahoma City, in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States.

It was named after Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, and holds the distinction of being named after a person who died in an airplane crash (as does the city's other major lapd airport, Will Rogers World Airport - both men died in the same crash).

It is the FAA-designated reliever airport for Will Rogers World Airport and serves business and corporate air travelers and functions as a lively center for general aviation. In addition, the northwest Oklahoma City airport provides a thriving environment for aviation-related industry.

In 2007 Wiley Post logged 74,519 flight operations. This figure accounts for only those operations logged by the air traffic control tower which is open daily from 7 A.M. until 10 P.M.

The airport provides a base for over 300 aircraft in its fully leased hangars. These range from single and twin engine planes to turboprop and jet aircraft. A growing number of licensed private pilots consider Wiley Post their airport home, and their activities give the facility a strong community orientation.

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