Airport

The Grant County Regional Airport (GCRA), and also known as Ogilvie Field, is a county-owned, public use airport located in Grant County, Oregon.

The Grant County Regional Airport is currently seeking a summer intern.  For more information, including how to apply please download Summer Intern Information (PDF)

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Helibase & Training Center

The GCRA is also the helibase and training center for the United States Forest Service (USFS) Malheur Forest’s rappeller firefighters. It is staffed year around with peak operations generally occurring from May through October.

Amenities

The Grant County Regional Airport includes:

  • 2 Courtesy cars
  • 3 Offices available for rent
  • Conference rooms available for rent (large and small)
  • Full kitchen
  • Large lobby open to the public
  • Observation Deck with elevator access
  • Pilot’s Lounge (with shower, bunk bed)

Convenient Location

The airport is also conveniently located adjacent to the John Day Industrial Park. It is situated approximately one mile southwest of the central business district of John Day, Oregon.

Airport Master Plan

In 2019 the Federal Aviation Administration accepted and approved the Airport Master Plan for the Grant County Regional Airport, which began in July 2015.  The Airport Master Plan consists of a narrative for airport improvements over the next twenty years as well as an airport layout plan set.

  1. 2022 Runway 17/35 improvements environmental assessment (EA)

  2. The 2018 Grant County Regional Airport Master Plan update identified airport infrastructure requiring implementation or improvement to meet the needs of existing and future users, aircraft operation demands, and the forecasted fleet mix as well as current and future FAA requirements.

    The 2018 Master Plan Update determined a change in the Airport Reference Code (ARC) from B-I to B-II was necessary due to an increase in the aviation demand at the Airport and a change in the critical aircraft. In order to comply with the FAA design standards for ARC B-II, the runway width would need to be increased to 75 feet (the existing runway width is 60 feet).

    Alternatives were examined to address deficiencies in FAA design standards, the Proposed Action (Runway Widening) is now moving forward. This Environmental Assessment (EA) identifies the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action as well as impacts that can be avoided, minimized, or mitigated.

    This EA was prepared pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §§ 1500-1508), the implementing regulations for NEPA, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.

  3. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued in January 2022.