Note: A NOTAM (FDC 5/6524) has been published that will affect flight in the area of the Woodland State Airport (W27) during President Obama's planned visit. Please check NOTAM's prior to flight.
Note: If you are a dedicated airport supporter, WSDOT Aviation is looking for a dedicated volunteer group to sign up under our Adopt-an-Airport Program and sponsor the Woodland Airport. New Pilot Tables and Fire Ring are available and ready to install. Please contact the Airport Manager for additional details on how your group can support this airport and future recreational access to some of Woodlands best fishing and restaurant attractions.
Woodland State Airport Hangar Assessment
WSDOT Aviation removed hangars at the airport after conducting a series of studies on the former hangars at Woodland State Airport. These analysis were prompted by concerns regarding the buildings' structural integrity, location within the floodway, impacts to navigable airspace, and the safety of the tenants and aircraft.
For more information, please read the following reports:
Structural Examination Report
Hangar Alternatives Analysis Report
Part 77 Obstruction Review Report
Midway between Kelso and Vancouver is an excellent example of a state airport turning into a community airport. Woodland's value is extremely hard to place, but must be considered high. In the last decade Woodland has gone from a little dirt and grass track, to a lighted, paved 1,953 foot asphalt strip. There are fine restaurants and motels within walking distance, and other city functions. The Lewis River runs along the east edge of the field and steelhead fishing common. Swimming is not recommended due to unexpected water level fluxuations and resulting current from the upstream dam. Interstate 5 runs along the west edge and ground transportation is easy to find.
The airport is open year around, except for times when the river level exceeds the field elevation. There are obstructing trees along the banks of the river to the east, and the Interstate and sign bridge is significantly higher than the airport on the west. The approach from the north contains powerlines, and the city sewer plant. The approach from the south has trees and a bridge. One caution: When there are strong winds from the east, the turbulence can be severe, and landing impossible. Overflight to check field conditions is recommended.
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