About Gorge Aviation Services

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Who We Are

Gorge Aviation Services provides quality aviation services at the Hermiston Regional Airport, including a flight school, maintenance shop, professional pilot services and more. We are also the airport’s only fixed base operators.




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The training fleet at KDLS has been carefully selected to fit a wide range of flight profiles. Come fly the latest and greatest in our glass cockpit composite trainer, a beautifully restored Piper Cub, or our tried and true Cessna.

Diamond Star DA40

This aircraft is one of the finest modern trainers available. The information available to the pilot from the G1000 panel is a key safety benefit, while NEXRAD weather will help you make educated decisions as you cruise along at 135KTS. Our Diamond is loaded with a fuel-injected 180hp powerplant matched with a constant speed propeller, for performance comparable to most retractable gear airplanes.



Piper J3 Cub

When Mr. Piper introduced the Piper Cub in 1937, he had a dream: everyone should fly. This aircraft was the trainer for decades, and still is. This tailwheel aircraft is honest and fun. Our cub is a recently restored original.

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Cessna Skyhawk 172

The mainstay of all general aviation aircraft. Our M-Model Skyhawk has been recently upgraded with a new radio and Garmin 496 GPS with XM Weather. The airplane is young in hours and has the reliable Lycoming 150hp powerplant. The panel is certified for IFR operations with dual Nav/Coms and a glideslope indicator. 900lb+ useful load.


Our Facilities

Come and make yourself at home.
We will go out of our way to make your stay here as comfortable as possible.

Services for your comfort and convenience include:

Conference Area

Make your business more efficient by conducting meetings right at the airport.

Pilot’s Lounge

Comfortable seating, weather computer with internet access, television, and Wifi.

Courtesy Car

We are happy to loan you one of our courtesy vans for local trips within Dallesport & The Dalles. These are available on a first come, first served basis. We also have a car to rent for longer term commitments.

Enterprise Car Rental

We have a great relationship with Enterprise in The Dalles. They will have your vehicle ready and waiting when you land.
Last minute trip? They can pick you up. Call (541) 506-5007 to make a reservation.

Airport Information

Columbia Gorge Regional Airport

  • Identifier: KDLS
  • Elevation: 247′
  • Variation: 19E


  • CTAF/Unicom: 123.00
  • WX-AWOS: 135.175/509-767-1726
  • Seattle Center: 119.65

Runway 7/25

  • Dimensions: 4647 x 100ft
  • Lights (PCL): 123.00
  • Traffic Pattern: Left

Runway 13/31

  • Dimensions:5097 x 100ft
  • Lights (PCL) / REIL: 123.00
  • Traffic Pattern: Left

Fuel Line Service

We have self serve fuel available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
During normal business hours one of our friendly line attendants will likely meet you at the fuel island to help fuel your aircraft.

In addition to our self service island we have a JET-A truck available for larger aircraft. Prist is also available.

We stock a variety of oils, filters, and other aircraft supplies in the FBO.