(Editor’s Note: Knowing that many Califorinia pilots visit Washington’s San Juan islands, our friends at Friday Harbor Airport asked us to share this announcement).
Friday Harbor Airport is pleased to announce the opening of the new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tiedown area. Like many small airports, Friday Harbor Airport lacked a facility to welcome pilots to our beautiful community. Now, thanks to a grant from the San Juan County Public Facilities Financing Assistance program there is a nice place for pilots to rest, do flight planning, use the restrooms, enjoy free wi-fi, or just relax on the front porch.
The Port of Friday Harbor teamed with the Town of Friday Harbor to install a vehicle turnabout for pick-up and drop-off next to the Pilot Welcome Center and installed sidewalks that lead to the town center. Friday Harbor Airport is one of the few airports in the state where visitors can tie down aircraft and take an easy 10 minute walk to town to enjoy the shops, restaurants and hotels. Come visit the “Gem of the San Juans” this season or plan to enjoy the 5th Annual Friday Harbor Fly-In and Community Open House scheduled for Saturday, July 26th. The pancake breakfast begins at 8:00 am with the show starting at 10:00 am. Check out this video from last year’s event! www.fridayharborflyin.blogspot.com.