|By Carmelo Turdo|
The airport offers a 5,000'x75' paved runway, and the recently renovated terminal provides plenty of room for flight planning, eating meals and relaxing between flights. Washington Regional Airport hosts over 30 aircraft and averages over 40,000 gallons of fuel sold annually. Hangar space, maintenance personnel, flight training, courtesy car and 100LL/Jet A fuels are available. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation 2012 Economic Impact Study, the airport provides a total impact of 12 jobs, $300,000 payroll and $1.5 million economic output.
Washington Regional Airport is host to a variety of aircraft. Among them are general aviation, experimental, warbird and aerobatic aircraft. One of the aircraft, a Pitts Special named the Blue Demon, is flown by ExtremeFlight airshow performer Patrick McAlee in airshows throughout the Midwest. During a recent visit, we saw several aircraft, including helicopters, conducting training flights around the airport.