Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area.
Like many small airports, Friday Harbor Airport lacked a facility to welcome pilots. Now, thanks to a grant from the San Juan County Public Facilities Financing Assistance program there is a nice place for pilots to rest, do flight planning, use the restrooms, enjoy free wi-fi, or just relax on the front porch.
The Port of Friday Harbor teamed with the Town of Friday Harbor to install a vehicle turnabout for pick-up and drop-off next to the Pilot Welcome Center and installed sidewalks that lead to the town center.
Friday Harbor Airport is one of the few airports in the state where visitors can tie down aircraft and take a 10 minute walk to town to enjoy the shops, restaurants and hotels.
The fifth annual Friday Harbor Fly-In and Community Open House is scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The pancake breakfast begins at 8 am with the show starting at 10 am.