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Prescott Regional Airport – Ernest A Love Field (PRC)

Prescott Regional Airport-Ernest A Love Field (PRC) is a medium sized, multi-use airport located 7 miles northeast of the city of Prescott, Arizona. PRC is a commercial service airport and is one of the nation's top 50-busiest airports due to intensive fixed wing and helicopter flight training. In addition, the airport supports recreational general aviation, corporate aviation, air cargo, military and U.S. Forest Service fixed wing and helicopter firefighting operations. This mix of pilot experience levels and aircraft capabilities make PRC a challenge for controllers and pilots alike. View a printable Pilot Handbook of the PRC information found on this Web page. 


Know Before You Go

  • RWYs 3R/21L and RWYs 3L/21R are staggered and run parallel to each other which increases the risk of a Wrong Surface LaPRC airport diagramnding
  • RWY 3R/21L is much longer and wider than RWY 3L/21R.
  • A third runway, RWY 12/30, intersects RWY 3R/21L.
  • There are several full-length parallel TWYs adjacent to the RWYs. This also increases the risk for a Wrong Surface Takeoff or a Wrong Surface Landing.
  • Aircraft departing RWY 21L continue RWY heading until across HWY and make immediate left turn. 
  • RWY 21L designated calm wind RWY. 

The airspace at PRC is Class D with a 7,500’ MSL ceiling. (Refer to Sectional Chart.)  

Below find various PRC-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

PRC Tower Hours of Operation – 0600L to 2200L 
Administrative Office Open 0700L to 1500L  M to F 
Business Phone 928 - 541 - 3800

Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2024