Airport

Over the next 8 weeks the ramp at the Pinedale Airport is being reconstructed and repaved by HK Contractors from Idaho Falls. During this time access to the ramp area is closed to all aircraft and private vehicles. To facilitate the closure and allow the contractor to complete the work, the main entry gate (Gate #1 on attached diagram) will be closed and inoperable. All access to the airport will be through Gate #2. All gate codes and cards that normally work on Gate #1 will work on Gate #2. Please inform all emergency response groups of this temporary change.

 

Below are the Town of Pinedale contact persons for the project:

 

Grover Laseke, Interim Airport Manager 307-360-9025

Abe Pearce, Public Works Director 307-749-7778

Ralph Wenz Field has over 20 based aircraft, 19 privately-owned hangars, and 2 hangars owned by the Town of Pinedale. The airport has a full service Fixed Base Operator, Emblem Aviation (307-367-2290), providing aircraft fueling, maintenance, and hangar facilities to based and transient aircraft. Services include the following:

  • Aircraft Fueling

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Aircraft Towing

  • Aquatic Center Membership

  • Assisted Self-Service 100LL

  • Catering Arrangements

  • Comfortable Crew Lounge

  • Complimentary Coffee, Sodas, Ice and Bottled Water

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet

  • Concierge Services

  • Conference Room

  • Flight Planning Computers

  • Full and Self-Service Jet-A

  • GPU – Ground Power Units

  • Passenger and Baggage Assistance

  • Passenger Lobby

  • Satellite Television

  • Transient and Based Hangar Rental

Services

Contact

Grover Laseke

Airport Manager

Email: 

airportmanager@townofpinedale.us

Phone: 307-360-9025

9357 Highway 191

PO Box 1766

Pinedale, WY 82941

Emblem Aviation:

307-367-2290

 

Airport Details

The Pinedale Airport, also known as Ralph Wenz Field, is located approximately 6 miles southeast of Pinedale, Wyoming. It is a busy general aviation airport regularly used by larger business jet aircraft and smaller single and multi-engine aircraft.

The airport was named in memory of Ralph Wenz, who was well known in the Pinedale area and was involved with testing cold weather equipment as a navigator in the Army Air Corps in Alaska. He died in an airplane crash in Alaska in 1947.

Humble Beginnings

 

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.

 

Airport Expansion

 

There were several land acquisition projects over the years to accommodate future airport expansion. In 1985, a new 100-by-7,100-foot runway was constructed south of the old runway, which was converted into a taxiway. In 2000, the old taxiway was removed and replaced with a new 35-by-7,100-foot taxiway. In the fall of 2007, construction of a new access roadway began to accommodate a 1,800-foot runway extension which was completed in August 2008, bringing the total runway length to 8,900 feet. This added length gives aircraft currently using the airport greater operational stage lengths, which means they will be able to put on more fuel to travel greater distances without stopping to refuel. This is especially important during the hotter summer months when the airport’s 7,085-foot elevation makes it more difficult for aircraft to take off with a full load of fuel and passengers.

History

 

Location

 

Airport Board

The Airport Board is responsible for the operations, maintenance and development of the Pinedale Airport.

MEETINGS

 

The Airport Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm.  During the fall and winter meetings are held at 4:30 pm.

BOARD MEMBERS

Dean Loftus

Term Expires 05/31/22

Phone

307-231-1765

Email

Kevin Kunard

Term Expires 05/31/20

Phone

307-231-2177

Email

Bill Mecham

Term Expires 05/31/22

Phone

307-749-0020

Email

Jamie Burgess

Term Expires 05/31/21

Phone

307-231-1463

Email

Bob Jones

Term Expires 05/31/21

Phone

307-231-3601

Email

 

69 Pinedale South Rd

PO Box 709

Pinedale, WY 82941

Call Us:

307-367-4136

or Fax:

307-367-2578

MONDAY - FRIDAY    8 AM - 5 PM 

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