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Chehalem Airpark (17S) - Overview
« on: April 06, 2011, 01:54:42 PM »
Introduction:
A quiet and friendly little airport in the northern Willamette Valley, Chehalem Airpark felt delightfully relaxing when I dropped in on a June day.  The runway is 2285' x 40, with very clear approaches, and sits on flat land surrounded by vineyards and orchards - it's quite pretty.  There's fuel (although not 24 hour self serve) and an FBO. 

I parked the plane and enjoyed a lunch (that I brought along) in a shady picnic area, and really liked the feel of the place.  There's not a lot happening on this quiet, privately owned, public use field, camping is used to be allowed, but apparently no longer is (see PIREP below - call them first if you're thinking about that), and a courtesy car may be available (call the FBO, Precision Aviation to ask about availability).  There are some great wineries nearby, and this could make a really nice place to use as a jumping off point for touring them.

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« Last Edit: July 25, 2016, 08:34:38 AM by davidh »
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Re: Chehalem Airpark (17S) - Overview
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 08:07:04 AM »
We tied to camp at Chehalum last night. No joy. The new owners were actually quite upset that we even asked. A few miles away is Newburg: Sportsman airfield. A pretty airport (although not nearly as pretty as Chehalum) with a very friendly airport manager. Under-wing campers are welcome.

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Re: Chehalem Airpark (17S) - Overview
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 08:35:38 AM »
Appreciate the PIREP - noted the update re camping on the field.  Thanks!
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Re: Chehalem Airpark (17S) - Overview
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 06:03:55 PM »
We tied to camp at Chehalum last night. No joy. The new owners were actually quite upset that we even asked. A few miles away is Newburg: Sportsman airfield. A pretty airport (although not nearly as pretty as Chehalum) with a very friendly airport manager. Under-wing campers are welcome.


Hope I didn't make them grumpy.  Sunday morning I was out practicing commercial maneuvers, I chopped the power at 7500 feet over the field, did power off steep spirals and then on to a power off landing.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2016, 06:15:18 PM by tosten »
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