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Vagabond Army Heliport
(closed to fixed-wing aircraft)
Owner US Army ATCA ASO
Operator Kenneth Gordon
Location Yakima Training Center, Yakima County, Washington
Built 1945
Elevation AMSL 1,370 ft / 418 m
Coordinates 46°40′10″N 120°27′30″W / 46.66944°N 120.45833°W / 46.66944; -120.45833Coordinates: 46°40′10″N 120°27′30″W / 46.66944°N 120.45833°W / 46.66944; -120.45833
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 1,600 488 Asphalt

Vagabond Army Heliport, formerly Vagabond Army Airfield, is located at the Yakima Training Center (YTC) in the state of Washington. Currently, only rotary winged aircraft are authorized to land at this facility as the airfield has been closed to fixed-wing aircraft. The existing 1,600-foot (490 m) runway currently serves as a hover lane for approaches and departures. All repair and maintenance on the base is facilitated to accommodate rotary winged aircraft. The heliport has 22 parking pads for use by various types of helicopters.[1]


  1. Vélez-Vega, Eileen M., and Dan D. Mathews. Airfield pavement evaluation, Selah Creek Airstrip and Vagabond Army Airfield, Yakima Firing Center, Washington. Washington D.C.: US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, 2005. Print.

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