Moses Lake

Grant County International has one of the longest runways in the USA and was designated an alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle. It boasts a modern passenger terminal and yet has no scheduled services. Many in the aviation industry are aware of it, but few truly know what happens there. Jay Selman paid a visit to get a better understanding of this unique airport.

Grant County International Airport passenger terminal and the premises of fixed base operator Millon Air. (All photos author)
The first flights of brand new aircraft, such as Boeing 787-9 JA879A (c/n 43869), often include a visit to Moses Lake.

Military history

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