|The Town of East Hampton Airport is situated on 600 acres on the western border of the Town of East Hampton. It is comprised of 3 runways (Runway 422 is currently closed for take-offs and landings, but available for taxiing), a terminal building and 62 private hangars that house aircraft for general aviation. There are also two Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) that provide: aircraft maintenance and repair for local and transient pilots, jet fuel and avgas fueling services, aircraft charter and flight training. The Airport is available to the aviation community 24 hours a day, 12 months a year. The Airport Office is staffed with Town of East Hampton employees during daylight hours every day except Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
The Airport is designated a non-towered or uncontrolled airport. This requires pilots to apply a set of FAA rules and protocols that essentially allow them to maintain their own separation and sequencing for traffic patterns and landings. These rules include a combination of radio transmissions and visual contact with other aircraft in the traffic pattern. During daylight hours, the Airport office is staffed with an airport attendant who provides advisories to pilots regarding the wind direction and known traffic in the pattern.
The main runway, 10-28, is 4255 x 100 feet and is equipped with instrument markings, Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS) and Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL). There is a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) light system on both ends of the runway. There are two secondary runways; 4-22 which is 2501 x 100 feet and 16-34 which is 2223 x 75 feet.
Being an uncontrolled airport in Class G airspace, aircraft are allowed to approach the Airport under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) with only one mile visibility as long as they can remain clear of clouds. Under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), that is when the weather is overcast, there are three non-precision instrument approaches to allow landings at the Airport.
The Airport serves a mix of private pilots, charter flights, commercial businesses (including Hertz and Enterprise car rental companies) and seasonal visitors. Approximately 16,000 aircraft use the Airport annually, with the majority of that traffic occurring between the months of May to October.