About KCVO

The Corvallis Municipal Airport (KCVO) offers full-service and self-serve fuel options, including 100LL and Jet A. Maintenance services are available on the ramp, and Corvallis Aero Service provides helicopter and fixed-wing flight instruction.

The airport site was originally built during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces as Corvallis Army Airfield, and the original hangar is still in use. Airline flights began in 1947 with West Coast DC-3s, and Hughes Airwest operated F27s until 1973.

KCVO covers 1,490 acres (603 ha) at an elevation of 250 feet (76 m). It features two asphalt runways: 17/35, measuring 5,900 by 150 feet (1,798 x 46 m), and 10/28, measuring 3,100 by 75 feet (945 x 23 m). In the year ending February 18, 2010, the airport recorded 52,300 aircraft operations, with an average of 143 per day. The breakdown of operations was 97.5% general aviation, 1.5% military, and 1% air taxi. At that time, there were 153 aircraft based at the airport, consisting of 80% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% jet, and 11% helicopter.

Despite its historical significance and numerous facilities, few residents of Corvallis or the surrounding area are aware of the airport's existence. However, the Oregon State Flying Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1952, operates at the Corvallis Airport. The club aims to provide safe and affordable flying opportunities to Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College communities. With three aircraft based at the airport, the Oregon State Flying Club is one of the oldest continuously active flying clubs in the United States.

FBO Corvallis Aero Service

Corvallis Aero Service is a full-service FBO that is committed to providing quality services for swift, safe, and efficient aircraft preparation. The FBO offers 100 Low Lead fuel and Jet A fuel, with or without prist. Its facilities include a flight planning desk, a flight planning computer, a 24-hour self-serve fuel station, 24-hour accessible clean restrooms, free coffee, a comfortable lobby, satellite TV, vending machines, and free wireless internet access. Additionally, it serves as a PSI Test Center.

Overview of Corvallis Municipal Airport (KCVO)

Corvallis Municipal Airport (KCVO) is located in the Willamette Valley, approximately 2 nm south of Corvallis, 23 nm north of Eugene (KEUG), and 72 nm south of Portland (KPDX). Corvallis is home to about 57,000 people and Oregon State University. KCVO is located on the boundary between the Seattle and Klamath Falls sectionals, appearing on both charts and the L-1 IFR enroute low altitude chart. The CVO VOR on the field provides navigational guidance for four Victor airways. The airport operates in uncontrolled airspace (class G) but has a Class E overlay with a floor at 700 AGL.

The Corvallis Municipal Airport has undergone numerous improvements over the years, including utility systems, aircraft T-hangar storage, lighting, navigational aids, and runway and taxiway enhancements. It offers a variety of runways, approaches, and navigational aids, including visual, instrument landing system (ILS), very high frequency omnidirectional radio/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME), medium intensity runway and approach lighting systems (MIRL and MALSR), precision approach path indicators (PAPI), visual approach slope indicators (VASI), runway end identifier lights (REILs), and an AWOS-3 system. The airport also features a rotating beacon, lighted wind cones, a wind "T," and a segmented circle.

The airport provides ample aircraft storage options, including paved tie-downs, T-hangars, and indoor areas for larger aircraft. In 2005, there were 154 aircraft based at the Corvallis Municipal Airport, and approximately 50,800 operations were conducted during that year. The airport is fully self-funded, deriving revenue from land and building rents, tie-down and T-hangar rents, fuel sales, and sales of grass seed from airport acreage.