Planning to Fly into The Salem Municipal Airport? Read This First!

jet airplane refueling on tarmac


As of August 8 the Salem Municipal Airport is at full capacity with existing reservations. Anyone wishing to be placed on the waiting list should contact Salem Aviation Fueling at 503-364-0111 and be ready to provide a tail number, aircraft type, planned arrival day/time, and number of people on board. If there are cancellations to existing reservations the names on the waiting list will be contacted in the order they were received.

Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on 8/20 until 3:00 p.m. on 8/21 a Prior Permission Request (PPR) number issued by the Airport Manager will be required before an aircraft will be allowed to land at Salem Airport. Aircraft already on the reservation list will have a PPR number assigned to them. Aircraft without a PPR should NOT plan to fly to Salem during the event. Aircraft already on the ground in Salem prior to the event must depart no later than 9:00 p.m. on August 20. Operational Information for aircraft with an assigned PPR can be found in the “Notice to Pilots” document at the following link:


There will be NO under-wing camping or any other overnight residency allowed at the airport.

The Flight Deck restaurant at the Salem Airport is hosting an outdoor breakfast on the ramp for visitors, available from 8–11 a.m. the morning of August 21.  It will be a buffet line with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice for $15 per person – CASH ONLY.

The actual restaurant will not open until 11 a.m., which is normal opening time.  They are NOT taking reservations for either the breakfast buffet or the restaurant; both will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.  They will have tables and chairs set up (as many as possible) outside in the grassy areas near the restaurant.  People are welcome to bring chairs or blankets for seating and eating outside.

The B-17 Alliance Museum and Restoration Hangar, located mid-field at the Salem Airport, will be open from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. on August 21. There will also be food and drinks available at the B-17 hangar, so stop by and see the restoration progress of the “Lacey Lady” B-17 aircraft and the museum located inside the hangar.