The Put-In-Bay Airport is located on the southern half of South Bass Island on Langram road and is open to the public. The identifier is 3W2.
Put-in-Bay Airport Details
The Put-In-Bay Airport is made up of two runways. It accepts arrivals and departures from dusk to dawn and is open year around. The runways are in good, working condition, paved and modern, but not lighted. No departures are allowed after dusk.
Planes arriving can expect some turbulence on their approach to the island when the winds exceed 10 knots. Every plane must remain 1000 feet from the monument which stands 352 feet into the air and is located 1.5 miles southwest of the field with an elevation of 942 MSL. The airport does not offer fuel service, but it may be purchased at the nearby airport, Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton. The Put-In-Bay Airport provides charter services, vending and restrooms. All major credit cards are accepted here.
Put-in-Bay Airport Activities
Biplane Flights and Helicopter Rides are both offered at the airport for those who don’t own their own plane!
The World War II Put-In-Bay Biplane rides are for single riders or two passengers per flight. Choose from one of their fun options like a smooth scenic ride, an aerobatic thrill ride, or even a flight lesson. Fly along the sunny Lake Erie coastline and enjoy the view of several of the Lake Erie Islands. You can see South Bass, Middle Bass, North Bass, and Kelley’s Island.
These biplanes feature an open cockpit and are beautifully restored, making for a wonderful ride. The instructor teaches each passenger the basics and hands over the controls. The instructor an also perform as man aerobatic maneuvers as you can handle. The instructors tailor each flight to the specific needs and wants of the passenger.
If helicopters are more your speed you can enjoy a leisurely tour in one of the Put-In-Bay Helicopters. The Yellow Tour takes you along South Bass Island and beyond. Take in the coastal scenery of both Port Clinton and Sandusky.
The Blue Tour flies along the Lake Erie island for a view of all the beauty this area has to offer. This is one of the most exciting and scenic ways to enjoy South Bass Island.
Helicopter Tour Prices
• Blue Tour: $89.99 per person, minimum 2 passengers
• White Tour: $39.99 per person, minimum 2 passengers
Events at the Airport
The Put-In-Bay Road Race Reunion is a two-day road race held at the airport. Put-In-Bay has a long history of road racing and provides a fun and challenging course for both amateurs and pros. Win prizes and enjoy the music and refreshments.
Put-in-Bay Airport Event Schedule
· Two days of action-packed racing at the Put-In-Bay Airport
· Participant packages include dash plaques, jacket patches, a program, and a commemorative car sticker
· “Open Mic” is a storytelling program featuring interviews from former drivers, organizers, and special guest celebrities.
The Put-In-Bay 3W2 Fly-In combines plane and car enthusiasts into one exciting day. Enjoy meeting pilots from all over the region and learn more about small aircraft and antique cars. This is a friendly, easy going even that finishes with the popular Antique Car parade ending at the Airport where everyone enjoys a pig roast!
Around the Put-in-Bay Airport Neighborhood
For those who would enjoy staying near the airport, the Put-in-Bay Condos offer a quiet yet modern option to downtown lodging. While in the area be sure to check out the South Bass Island Lighthouse located at the end of Langram Road. if you are in the mood for a bite to eat Joe’s Bar is nearby and is a favorite with locals. A fun and education stop at the Lake Erie Islands Wildlife Museum is one the kids will remember!