About William R. Fairchild Int'l Airport (CLM)

William R. Fairchild International AirportWilliam R. Fairchild Airport was developed from 1934 through 1948 by the Works Progress Administration, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy. It was named Clallam County Municipal Landing Field when ownership was given to Clallam County in 1948. Three years later the county transferred the airport to the Port of Port Angeles. In 1953, William R. Fairchild started the Angeles Flying Service and became the first airport supervisor. The airport was renamed in his honor in 1969, following his death in a tragic aircraft accident.

Since acquiring ownership of the William R. Fairchild International Airport (CLM) in 1951, the Port of Port Angeles has made continuous improvement a top priority. Today, the airport provides passenger and cargo transportation, emergency services, disaster response, recreational activities, and jobs.

Fairchild Airport (CLM) encompasses more than 800 acres of property, with 690 in aeronautical use. The primary runway is operated with an instrument landing system and can handle various types of commercial and private aircraft.

For information about the airport, please contact the Airport & Marina Manager at 360-417-3363.

Address: 1402 Airport Road  /  Port Angeles, WA 98363

Quick Facts about CLM:

  • 6,350 x 150 asphalt runway
  • GPS and precision ILS approaches
  • Inexpensive hangars for rent
  • Courtesy and rental cars available from FBO for easy downtown access.
  • New business jet center at the airport terminal
  • Pilot lounge and flight planning area
  • Public meeting room available for rent

Runway & Instrument Information

 William R. Fairchild International Airport covers an area of 797 acres (323 ha) at an elevation of 291 feet (89 meters) above mean sea level.

It has two asphalt paved runways: 8/26 is 6,347 feet by 150 feet (1,935 meters x 46 meters) and 13/31 is 3,245 feet by 50 feet (989 meters x 15 meters).These runways are available at Fairchild Airport (CLM) for the needs of larger and smaller aircraft:

8/26 - 6,350-feet long by 150-feet wide
13/31 (daytime use only) - 3,250-feet long by 50-feet wide

The primary runway 8/26 has the capacity for aircraft up to 115,000 pounds. The runway is equipped with an instrument landing system, visual approach slope indicator, eight runway-end identifier lights, medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator, runway and taxiway lighting, and signage.