Greater Cumberland Regional Airport

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Coordinates: 39°36′56″N 078°45′39″W / 39.61556°N 78.76083°W / 39.61556; -78.76083

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport
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IATA: CBEICAO: KCBEFAA LID: CBE
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Potomac Highlands Airport Authority
Serves Cumberland, Maryland
Location Wiley Ford, West Virginia
Elevation AMSL 775 ft / 236 m
Website www.cumberlandairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,048 1,539 Asphalt
11/29 2,442 744 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 14,300
Based aircraft 69
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport (IATA: CBEICAO: KCBEFAA LID: CBE) is a public airport in the town of Wiley Ford (population 1,095) in Mineral County, West Virginia. It is two miles (3 km) south of Cumberland (population 21,518) in Allegany County, Maryland. Although the airport is in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, the FAA lists this as a Maryland airport.[1]

The airport has not had service from a major airline since US Airways Express carrier Air Midwest left in September 2001. But from 2001 the airport was served by a spin off of the former Pan Am Airways group until May 2003.

On the second level of the airport terminal is the Cohongaronta Gallery (Cohongaronta being a Shawnee name for the Potomac River) with an array of displays on the history of the Potomac Highlands area. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 40% scale replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 Wright Flyer. A 70-foot-long (21 m) time line highlights dates and events for the Potomac Highlands region. The gallery is open to the public during terminal business hours.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport covers 314 acres (127 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 5/23, 5,048 x 150 ft (1,539 x 46 m) and 11/29, 2,442 x 150 ft (744 x 46 m).[1]

In the year ending August 2, 2006 the airport had 14,300 aircraft operations, an average of 39 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. 69 aircraft are based at this airport: 81% single engine, 7% gliders, 6% multi-engine, 3% jet aircraft and 3% helicopters.[1]

Racing[edit]

Pumpkin Carve Autocross, 25 October 2003

The Cumberland Greater Regional Airport was used for a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) airport course run in Wiley Ford, West Virginia (just south of Cumberland, Maryland) in the 1950s and 1960s.

Currently National Road Autosport holds Autocross events at the airport on a monthly basis.[2]

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