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Anderson Field Airport (S97) - Overview
« on: February 27, 2009, 09:24:09 AM »
Introduction:
A nice little small town airport on the Columbia River at the southern end of the beautiful Okanogan Valley.  The field is in a pretty setting on the north shore of the river, surrounded by orchards and other agricultural land.  Not much available on the field, other than a shady sitting area.

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« Last Edit: March 05, 2011, 09:58:17 PM by davidh »
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Re: Anderson Field Airport (S97) - Overview
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 06:55:30 AM »
Anderson used to be a hot bed of aviation activity in the 60's and 70's.  I was in the CAP cadet program and remembered meeting Bob Hoover and Duane Cole during their annual event.

Brewster used to have one only a few certified pylon racing courses in the US back then.  I don't remember seeing any "unlimited" racers there, but many formula style racers were known to fly the course.

After a few of the key movers and shakers at the airport passed on, it eventually began to deteriorate and by the late 80's was no more the gem it once was.

I received my ticket at Golden Wings Aviation which still operates on the field.
Jeff Davis
Kennewick WA

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Re: Anderson Field Airport (S97) - Overview
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 06:25:51 PM »
I visited this airport last September for a golf trip to Gamble Sands GC. Still not many facilities at this airport but if you're a golfer, Gamble Sands GC is a 10 minute drive away. They have a great restaurant at the golf course and will send someone to pick you up at the airport if you contact them before landing. Can get quite gusty in the afternoon so be prepared for a crosswind landing/takeoff.

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Re: Anderson Field Airport (S97) - Overview
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:30:41 AM »
As of 6/19/17 there is a courtesy car available at the airport on a first-come, first-served basis.