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 2 runways, a Terminal Building, a seasonal control tower (operated only during the summer season) and 62 private hangars that house aircraft for general aviation. There is one Fixed Base Operator (FBO) that provides fueling (JetA and Avgas), aircraft charters, catering and ramp service. There is also an additional charter service and flight school at the airport.
The Airport and FBO is available to the aviation community 365 Days a year, except on major holidays. Then it’s by appointment only. The Airport Office is staffed with Town of East Hampton employees during daylight hours seven days a week except on major holidays aligned with the Town’s holiday schedule.
In the off season 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. The radio frequency for non-towered operations is the same as the Tower frequency, 125.225.
Being an uncontrolled airport is designated Class G airspace,. Under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), that is when the weather is overcast, there are non-precision instrument approaches to allow landings at the Airport. Weather information is available from the Airport Weather Observation Station (AWOS) on frequency 118.075 or by telephone: (631) 537-2527.
During the summer season between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. the control tower is operational and the airport becomes Class D controlled airspace.
The main runway, 10-28, is 4255 x 100 feet and is equipped with instrument markings, Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS) and pilot controlled Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL). There is a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) light system on both ends of the runway. There is a secondary, crosswind runway; 16-34 which is 2223 x 75 feet.
Who We Serve
The Airport serves a mix of private pilots, charter flights, commercial businesses (including Hertz and Enterprise car rental companies) and seasonal visitors. There are approximately 30,000 annual operations, with the majority of that traffic occurring between the months of May to September.