Sekiu Airport (part of the Port of Port Angeles)


This is a current aerial view of our Sekiu Airport from the east end of the runway as shown on  the Port web page at   http://www.portofpa.com/airports/sekiu-airport.html.

To see the pilots guide for Sekiu CLICK HERE.
Sekiu Airport from westThis is an older aerial view of our Sekiu Airport from the west end of the runway as shown on  the AirNav page at   http://www.airnav.com/airport/11S



The 2009 fly in (and Brunch), on May 23, 2009 was a gigantic success and the brunch was out of this world, with fresh fruits, eggs, sausage, blueberry pancakes, coffee and juices. Wayne Foat, the head cook, his brother, Eric, and several other volunteers, did a spectacular job of setting up and providing the delicious brunch. Fifteen (15) airplanes attended, including the local pilot, Gary Fernandes. Some of the pilots brought their children and dogs with them. Approximately 100 people attended the gala affair including PA Port commissioner, Jim McEntire (who, by the way helped at the serving line). Gary Fernandes was, again, took passengers (mostly kids) for rides for spectacular views of our beautiful area on this equally beautiful day. All of the pilots had rave reviews and comments on the newly resurfaced runway, exclaiming a dramatic improvement. (See details below about the efforts and accomplishment of the resurfacing. As usual our local freelance reporter, Donna Barr, was on hand providing her usual high quality coverage of the event. Below are a few photos of the activities including some of the ones the Donna Barr had taken.

For pictures for the 2009 Fly-in, refer to the picture Gallery at www.clallambay.net/zenoptc .

The 2008 fly in (and Brunch), on May 24, 2008 was a huge success and the brunch was out of this world, with fresh fruits, eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee and juices. Wayne, the head cook, and other volunteers, did a spectacular job of setting up and providing the delicious brunch. Eight (8) airplanes attended including the local pilot, Gary Fernandes. Gary was constantly taking passengers (mostly kids) for rides for spectacular views of our beautiful area on this equally beautiful day. Here are a few photos of the activities.


Serving Table  Coming in
Local Pilot and crew  first visitors
4 planes

The previous year, on May 28th 2007, 7 airplanes Flew in from parts of Washington and Oregon. A 94 year old (Albert Fernandes), one of the original pioneers of the Clallam Bay - Sekiu area, was able to take his first airplane ride EVER. Now he intends to fly more and see more of his homesteads, then ever. This airport is essential to the area for a multitude of reasons, including emergencies.

During the 2007 fly in, a walk through survey was accomplished to ascertain the condition of the paved runway and surroundings. See the details below about the resurfacing project.


In 2007 the runway appeard to be relatively sound except for the for Southwest corner and several minor cracks through out most parts of the runway. To preserve the Port Asset, emergency repairs and maintenance, must be accomplished.
The cracks appear to be easily repairable with a little cleaning (some have vegetation) and then sealing (no major repaving).  The Southwest corner is another matter.  The ground and portions of the runway is washed away exposing bare electrical conduit with the red lights sticking up as part of the exposed conduit frame work. The covert originally designed to duct away the drain water is not functional and is also being eroded away. Fill needs to be added, a catch basin added, a new culvert added and a small amount of asphalt to top it off. Additionally, the gully where the water is drained off (output of the new culvert) should be inspected for adequacy.
See a few pictures of the runway needing repair in 2007,  PDF (2.5mb), by CLICK HERE.

On June 28th 2007, Port Authorities Robert McChesney: Exec. Dir., John Calhoun: Vice President, and Jeffery Robb: Airport/Marinas Mgr.visited the airport.
Also in attendance were
Sekiu airport committee members: Patt Ness, Arlen Olson and Martin Brand
Community Advisory Council members: Mike Doherty and Ted Muralt
The Port Authorities walked the runway, with Martin Brand, to assess conditions and assured attendees that the port was committed to maintain the Airport.

In the summer of 2008, the aging runway at Sekiu Airport received a much-needed repair at $85,636. The Port of Port Angeles commissioners unanimously voted to contract with Blackline Inc., the sole bidder on the project, to seal cracks on the runway as well as accept $52,818 in grant funds for the project from the state Department of Transportation aviation division. The Port stated that “If we didn’t do this, we would be in a closure mode within the next two to three years.  Selling the airport is something the port has been considering since the creation of the 2008 budget. Jeff Robb, airport and marinas manager, said since the port is accepting state grant funds, the agency will have to get approval from the state’s aviation division if it decides to sell the airport within 10 years.

See pictures of the runway and surrounding area, after the 2008 repair PDF (2mb), by CLICKING HERE.