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.
The Grant County Regional Airport includes:
2 Courtesy cars
3 Offices available for rent
Conference rooms available for rent (large and small)
Large lobby open to the public
Observation Deck with elevator access
Pilot’s Lounge (with shower, bunk bed)
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.
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.