Ocean Air makes North Bend, Oregon, a pleasant stop

 - September 27, 2006, 10:27 AM

North Bend Municipal Airport is about one-third of the way up the coast of Oregon, directly on scenic Coos Bay. For those who have a reason to visit, there’s a well equipped FBO. Ocean Air Aviation is diverse, with an air ambulance division, a charter department, line service, aircraft maintenance, catering and on-site Enterprise and Hertz rental cars. It is the sole full-service FBO on the field, which has a main runway (4-22) 5,321 feet long with ILS and GPS approaches.

Ocean Air features an executive passenger lounge with a fireplace, six flat-screen televisions, leather furniture in the pilots’ snooze room, a modern conference room, wireless high-speed Internet, WSI Pro edition in the flight-planning room and a spacious pilot lounge overlooking the scenic bay. Amenities include Starbucks coffee, fresh popcorn, newspapers and dog treats for four-legged passengers. Upon arrival, Ocean Air customers receive a complimentary light interior cleaning, lav service, potable water service, ice, coffee, newspapers and crew cars. The catering menu features fresh Northwest cuisine. But perhaps one of he most attractive features is Ocean Air’s fuel pricing. Jet-A has been posted at $2.99 a gallon for more than six months.