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Norwood Memorial Airport

Norwood Memorial Airport (IATA: OWD, ICAO: KOWD, FAA LID: OWD)[2][3] is a public airport two miles (3 km) east of Norwood, in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.[1] It is home to the offices of prominent local businessmen and several maintenance facilities.

Norwood Memorial Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerTown of Norwood
LocationNorwood, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates42°11′26″N 071°10′23″W / 42.19056°N 71.17306°W / 42.19056; -71.17306
Websitehttp://www.norwoodma.gov/...
Map
OWD is located in Massachusetts
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OWD is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,995 1,218 Asphalt
17/35 4,008 1,222 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations100,000
Based aircraft246

As Outlying Landing Field Norwood, the airfield was a Naval Outlying Landing Field located in Norwood, Massachusetts operational from 1942 to 1945. It existed as an outlying field of Naval Air Station Squantum and was used by student pilots to gain flight experience on its two 4,000 foot runways.[4] The 1946 chart shows it as a civil airfield. It took the place of the former Boston Metropolitan Airport in Canton, Massachusetts.[5]

FacilitiesEdit

Norwood Memorial Airport covers 688 acres (278 ha) and has two runways:[1]

  • 10/28: 3,995 x 75 ft (1,218 x 23 m) Asphalt
  • 17/35: 4,008 x 100 ft (1,222 x 30 m) Asphalt

In the year ending January 1, 2006 the airport had 100,000 aircraft operations, average 273 per day: 77% general aviation, 22% air taxi and 1% military.[1]

246 aircraft are based at this airport: 81% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 4% jet aircraft and 2% helicopters.[1]

The airport has two flight schools and Flight Level Aviation as an FBO. Charter services operate commonly out of the airport.

Due to federal budget cuts the air traffic control tower was to close in 2013, but FAA funding was restored before closure took place.[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Southern Airways Express Seasonal: Nantucket[7]

IncidentsEdit

 
Flooding, 2010

On June 4, 2007 a Mooney M-20-P crashed into the woods south of the airport while on final approach. One person was killed.[8]

In March 2010 the airport was closed due to severe flooding.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for OWD (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-03-15
  2. ^ "Codes - Airline and airport codes search". IATA. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  3. ^ "Norwood Memorial". NFDC. FAA. Retrieved 2012-10-22.  
  4. ^ "Massachusetts Naval Air Bases, Coast Guard Bases, Military & Auxiliary Air Fields 1923-1945". Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society. 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields - Massachusetts, Southwest Boston Area - Massachusetts Air Terminal & Arena / Canton Airport / Massachusetts Air Terminal / Boston Metropolitan Airport, Canton, MA".
  6. ^ Laing, Keith (10 May 2013). "FAA relents on flight tower closures; GOP declares sequester skirmish win". The Hill. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. ^ Palma, Kristi (28 May 2019). "Southern Airways Express will begin service to Nantucket from 3 New England airports". Boston.com. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Woman killed in plane crash near Norwood Airport". WBZ NewsRadio 1030. 2007-06-04.
  9. ^ "DOT: Norwood Airport a flooding risk". Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011.

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