Dillingham Airfield is a general aviation airport operated by the Hawaii Department of Transportation under a 5-year lease from the U.S. Army. The state leases 272 acres of the 650 acre Dillingham Military Reservation and operates the single 5,000-foot runway primarily for commercial glider and sky diving operations.
The field is a joint-use airfield with the Army having first priority for air-land operations and helicopter night-vision training. The airfield is not lighted for night operations by general aviation. Oahu District of the State Airports System operates and maintains the airfield and utilities systems.
Hangars for fixed wing aircraft and gliders, bathrooms and a Unicom Tower/fire station were added in 1985-1986. Master plans for Dillingham were accomplished in 1980 and 1993 along with an environmental assessment in 2000.
The 2001 Legislature passed Act 276 that changed the official name of the airfield located at Kawaihapai, formerly known as Dillingham airfield, to Kawaihapai airfield.
In 2018, there were 31,163 air operations at HDH.
For more information contact the Oahu District Manager at [email protected].