Twisp officials recently learned the town will receive the largest airport grant ever awarded by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The state has not yet formally announced this year’s airport grants, but WSDOT Aviation told Twisp Public Works Director Andrew Denham by phone that the town would get $500,000 to expand the asphalt […]
Twisp Municipal Airport
Twisp proposes new lease agreement for airport hangars
Rates would increase to support operations After more than a year of negotiating a new lease agreement for airplane hangars at the Twisp Municipal Airport, the Twisp Town Council is proposing a significant increase in rates paid by pilots who keep planes at the airport. The increased rates would boost the contribution by pilots to […]
Soaring thousands of feet above the valley floor powered solely by thermal lift, a small group of glider enthusiasts gathered last week in Twisp for their annual flying competition.
The Sawtooth Soaring Pilots Association (SSPA), which has hosted the event for the past seven years, brought about …
Twisp delays airport taxiway project to apply for more state funds
A project to build a new taxiway at the Twisp Municipal Airport will be delayed until 2020 to take advantage of new state grant opportunities, the Twisp council decided recently.
Town officials had been planning to apply for a $250,000 grant from Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) this …
Pilots reassured about Twisp Airport project
Local pilots who use the Twisp Municipal Airport were assured that the Twisp Council supports a project to build a new taxiway on the south side of the runway.
About a dozen pilots attended the April 11 council meeting, apparently alarmed by rumors that a grant to fund the taxiway project was being held up or rejected by the town.
Small plane flips at Twisp airport, no injuries reported
The pilot and a passenger were unhurt after a single-engine Cessna missed the runway while landing at the Twisp Municipal Airport Monday (April 3) and flipped upside-down. The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. and was apparently caused by strong side winds, said Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow. Emergency responders from Okanogan Fire District 6 and […]
Soaring high over the North Cascades mountains, traveling hundreds of miles in powerless flight, glider pilots enjoyed clear skies and warm temperatures this week during their annual visit to Twisp.
Fourteen sleek gliders — also known as sailplanes — and 18 pilots came to the Twisp Municipal Airport for …
Wings over Twisp: Sawtooth Soaring hosts the first Methow Valley glider competition
Thirteen gliders — also known as sailplanes — and assorted pilots and support crews began gathering at the Twisp Municipal Airport last Friday (July 24) for a “friendly soaring competition” that continued through today (July 29).
While glider pilots have been coming to the Methow Valley for years, this was the first soaring competition based in Twisp, and …
Food, fun and flying at the annual Twisp Fly-In
Eat breakfast in an airplane hangar. Interview the builder of an experimental airplane. Admire your reflection in the chrome of an antique car. Get a look inside a Northwest MedStar helicopter and watch smokejumpers …
Twisp Airport Fly In
Saturday Morning, July 5, was another beautiful Methow Valley summer day. Just the kind of day when eating pancakes and watching airplanes seems like the perfect thing to do.