Open to the public, the Put-in-Bay Airport is located on the southern half of South Bass Island.
Put-in-Bay Airport Details
The Put-in-Bay Airport consists of two runways. It is open year round and accepts arrivals and departure from dawn to dusk. Short flights from Cleveland, Columbus and beyond. The runways are in good condition, paved and modern, but not lighted. No departures are allowed after dusk.
Planes arriving can expect some light turbulence on approach when the wind exceeds 10 knots. Every plane must remain 1000 feet from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument. This 352 ft column is located 1.5 miles southwest of the field with an elevation of 942 MSL.
Put-in-Bay Airport does not offer fuel service but it may be purchased at two of the nearby airports: Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport and Griffing Sandusky Airport. The Put-in-Bay Airport also provides charter services, vending machines, and restrooms. All major credit cards are accepted as well.
Put-in-Bay Airport Activities
The airport is also offers bi-planes and helicopters rides. We can’t all own our own plane afterall!
The World War II Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides are for one or two person per flight. Choose from any of all of these fun options: Aerobatic thrills, smooth scenic rides, and/or flight lesson. Fly along the stunning coastline of Lake Erie and enjoy amazing views of Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, Port Clinton, and Kelley’s Island.
These open cockpit biplanes are beautifully restored and thrilling to ride. The instructor teaches each passenger the basics, then hands over the controls. Also, the instructor can also perform as many aerobatic maneuvers as you, and your stomach can handle. The instructors personally each flight to best fit the skill set and comfort of each passenger.
Are helicopters more your speed? Enjoy a leisurely tours from Put-in-Bay Helicopters. The Yellow Tour shows rides the whole of South Bass Island and beyond. Take in the scenery as far away as Cedar Point and Port Clinton
The Put-in-Bay Airport Blue Tour flies amongst the islands for a bird’s eye view of all the natural beauty. This is truly one of the most scenic, exciting, and beautiful ways to enjoy our island.
Helicopter Tour Prices
• White Tour: $39.99 per person, minimum 2 passengers
• Blue Tour: $89.99 per person, minimum 2 passengers
Events at the Airport
The Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion consists of two days of road races around the airport. With a long history of road racing, Put-in-Bay provides fun and challenging courses for pros as well as amateurs. Win prices, enjoy refreshments, and music.
• Two days of wheel-to-wheel racing at the Put-in-Bay Airport.
• Participant package includes dash plaques, jacket patches, a program, and a commemorative Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion car sticker.
• “Open mic” storytelling program featuring interviews with former Put-in-Bay drivers, organizers, special guest “celebrities” and other participants.
The Put-in-Bay 3W2 FLY-IN combines plane and car enthusiasts into one day-long event. Enjoy meeting fellow pilots from around the region. Learn more about small aircrafts and also antique cars in this friendly, easy-going event. The popular Put-in-Bay Antique Car Parade ends up at the airport and everyone dives into a good old fashioned pig roast to end the day!