Hunt Field (Lander Airport)

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Hunt Field from the air

Hunt Field (IATA Code: LND[2], ICAO: KLND, FAA LID: LND) is a city-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) south of the central business district of Lander, Wyoming. It sits on a hill overlooking the town, and the far southwest corner of the airport, accessible from this hill, is a great spying location and overall lookout point/post.

Facilities and aircraft

Hunt Field covers an area of 135 acres (55 ha) at an elevation of 5,587 feet. It has one runway designated 3/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,007 by 100 feet. It also has one helipad designated H1 with an asphalt surface measuring 40 by 40 feet (12 x 12 m).

For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2012, the airport had 11,130 aircraft operations, an average of 30 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 40 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, and 5% ultralight.

Air Service

No commercial air service is currently offered at Hunt Field. The nearest airport with commercial air service is Riverton Regional Airport in Riverton, WY which has up to twice daily service to Denver on United Express. Lander had service very briefly in 1984 from Centennial Airlines with Denver-Riverton-Lander-Denver service.

Approach Path

The typical landing and/or take-off path for planes arriving to or departing Hunt Field climbs steeply almost directly over some of Wyoming Catholic College's upper dorms and Mt. Hope Cemetery. Planes pass at extremely low altitude directly over these dorms.