The Erie Municipal Airport is rated for 12,000 pound single-axle aircraft. A larger turbo prop (King Air or Cheyenne) is about the largest aircraft that is normally received. Most operations are light singles and some helicopter operations.
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The airport runway is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year unless closed for repairs or snow removal. The FBO is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The FAA’s formula for determining the approximate number of takeoffs and landings per year puts the Erie Municipal Airport at 35,000. Most movements occur on the weekend.
For runway 15/33, the typical pattern should be a rectangle located parallel to the runway and on the west side of the runway. It consists of five legs
Departing Aircraft – Climb to 1000' agl as soon as possible, avoid overflight of populated areas to the north and west. (Downtown Erie and Johnson Communities)
Touch-and-Go Traffic – Runway 33 If able, turn crosswind before the populated area to the northwest (Johnson Communities).
Runway 15 - If able, turn base before the populated area to the northwest (Johnson Communities).