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.

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

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