Sheridan County utilizes forecasting for their planning process. The SCA Master Plan is an analysis of existing needs, and determines future changes vital to keeping SCA competitive. Quality and safe air service is a critical component to the decisions made for the Sheridan County Airport.
Completed in 2015, the latest Master Plan, focused on the total aviation facility and its environs, with specific emphasis placed on the terminal area as well as the terminal building itself.
The overall planning goal is the development of an aviation facility that can accommodate future demand, safely and efficiently, and that it is not significantly constrained by its environment. Documented, in this planning report are basic elements involved with existing and future development of Sheridan County Airport: the airport facilities (runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons, hangars, maintenance facilities, ground access, etc.); the relationship to the airport/airspace system; and, the airport environs (zoning and land use).
The most recently completed Master Plan is available for viewing at the Sheridan County Airport Office located at 908 West Brundage Lane, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Being a public entity, Sheridan County Airport is owned by Sheridan County, Wyoming. Due to this ownership, the County Board of Commissioner’s are responsible for policy and the development decisions for the airport. Day-to-Day operations are supervised by the Airport Manager.
SCA operates two runways, with parallel and connecting taxiways, that serve the runways and provide aircraft access to the terminal and other facilities on the airport grounds. The runway system and taxiways at the SCA are illustrated on the link to the airport layout map.
The Airport serves Sheridan County and the surrounding region through daily commercial air service. It has provided and continues to contribute to critical airport services to Sheridan County and the surrounding region for decades. See the area of service map.
Consisting of 1,550 acres and at an elevation of 4,021 feet, the airport is a non-hub, commercial service airport that serves commercial passenger and general aviation, as well as military aircraft. Situated on the eastern border of the Bighorn Mountains, SCA sits on a plateau in an area of scenic natural beauty, historic significance and year-round outdoor activities.
In addition to passenger service, the Airport provides important support for local-, regional- and national-level business and transportation interests, including air cargo services. There is also a successful business park on the airport property.
According to the 2009 Wyoming Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study prepared for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Sheridan County Airport had a total economic output of $48,596,300. On-airport and visitor-related activities produced 122 direct jobs, 69 indirect jobs, and 146 induced jobs for a total of 337 employment opportunities.