Wyoming Pilots Gather To Welcome Pinedale Airport Business
It's been a great summer for flying.
No matter if you are a pilot or just love planes, the next great Wyoming Fly-In is close at hand.
The town of Pinedale Wyoming, and the airport, would like you to come help celebrate the opening of a new airport business.
The new business is referred to by pilots as an FBO. (Fixed Based Operator). It's rather like a service station for airplanes. They provide fuel and maintenance.
Ralph Wenz Field Annual Fly-In.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ralph Wenz Field.
Please join the Town of Pinedale and Top Flight Aviation as we host the annual airport Fly-In and celebrate the grand opening of Top Flight Aviation.
The Pinedale Airport, also known as Ralph Wenz Field, is located approximately 6 miles southeast of Pinedale, Wyoming, the gateway to the majestic Wind River Mountains.
It is a busy general aviation airport regularly used by larger business jet aircraft and smaller single and multi-engine aircraft.
The Airport is owned and operated by the Town of Pinedale with the Pinedale Airport advisory board.
The airport was named in memory of well-known local CPL Ralph Wenz, an Army Air Corps navigator. CPL Wenz died in a 1947 airplane crash while testing cold weather equipment in Alaska.
The airport started as a grass landing strip in the late 1940s. The first paved runway, constructed in the 1950s, was 60 by 4,400 feet. In 1968, the runway was lengthened to 6,600 feet with funds raised by local businessmen.
Today the airport runway is much longer and can easily accommodate anyone who has to land at that high runway elevation, which is above 7000 feet.