About The Put-in-Bay Airport
The Put-in-Bay Airport is operated and maintained by the Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority. The runways are not lit, and for this reason, NIGHT OPERATIONS OF ANY KIND ARE PROHIBITED. Operations at night are defined as 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.
All of the Bass Island Airports are unattended fields and share a frequency of 122.8. There is no fuel available at the Put-in-Bay Airport.any of the Bass Islands. The nearest fuel is open 7 days a week at the Erie/Ottawa International Airport (KPCW). The approach into Runway 21 is complex due to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, which is almost on the same path as the runway. The airport is located in the middle of the south half of the island on Langram road. It offers two runways 3 and 21.
Put-in-Bay Airport Fees
The fees for parking are $11 per day and $16 for overnight. Upon arrival, please use the self-registration desk in the terminal building for payment of parking fees. Parking is monitored regularly, and a fee of $10 is charged if invoicing is required. The airport also offers Monthly, Semi-Annual and Annual Fees agreements.
Canadian residents arriving at the Put-in-Bay Airport must clear customs prior to landing at any of the Bass Islands. Customs check-in is available at Erie/Ottawa International Airport (KPCW), and filing electronically through eAPIS is required before arrival. For additional information and questions regarding custom procedures, you may call 419-732-4400 or consult eAPIS details online.
Transportation While On The Island
The primary method of transportation on the island are golf carts, pilots arriving at the airport should reserve a cart online at the Put-in-Bay Golf Carts website. They are rented hourly, daily and overnight in 2-4-6 & 8 passenger configurations. You can also take a Put-in-Bay Taxi to anywhere on the island for about $4.00
Other Services At Put-in-Bay
Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of activities for visitors, including historical and family-oriented events. Our modern Put-in-Bay Hotels & Resorts are comfortable and centrally located in the downtown area. There are a large variety of Put-in-Bay Restaurants and, of course, some great local shopping venues. In the busy summer tourist season, there are several barnstorming vendors, including a Bi-Plane and helicopter rides operating on the field.
History of The 3W2 Airport
The airport has been in continuous operation since 1930, Put-in-Bay Airport has serviced the community and provided supplies. Still today, the island depends onair service to transport passengers, freight, mail & goods during the winter months. For many years, the Ford TRIMOTER, produced by FORD Motor Co., was the workhorse of the skies. It was manufactured in Detroit, MI, between 1926 & 1932. It was the first all-metal airliner and could carry up to 15 people. It was used by all major airlines including American and TWA. The Trimotor was retired in 1974 and replaced by a newer plane, the Britten Norman BN-2 Islander operated by Griffings Island Airlines. After that, a fleet of small single-engine planes took over. The Cessna & Piper aircraft are still in service today.
Airline services provide transportation for the school kids on our sister island Middle Bass. The kids are flown in daily to attend the Put-in-Bay school. Some of the school’s teachers are flown in daily as well from the mainland. In 1932 the islands began receiving their US Postal Services by plane, as still, it does to this day. In the winter months, when there is no ferry service, the Put-in-Bay Airport is the lifeline to islanders. All supplies and everyday conveniences, such as mail, fresh produce, and milk, must be flown in.
Note: For Accommodations and other visitor information, please visit our official Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau Website.