Norwood Memorial Airport

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Norwood Memorial Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Town of Norwood
Location Norwood, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL 49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 42°11′26″N 071°10′23″W / 42.19056°N 71.17306°W / 42.19056; -71.17306
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,995 1,218 Asphalt
17/35 4,008 1,222 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 100,000
Based aircraft 246

Norwood Memorial Airport (IATA: OWDICAO: KOWDFAA LID: OWD)[2][1] is a public-use airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district of Norwood, a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. This airport is owned by the Town of Norwood.[1] Located off Route 128, it is home to the offices of prominent local businessmen and several maintenance facilities.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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

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

For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2006, the airport had 100,000 aircraft operations, an average of 273 per day: 77% general aviation, 22% air taxi and 1% military.[1]

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

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

As a result of federal budget cuts, the air traffic control tower was to be closed in 2013, but FAA funding was restored before closure took place, enabling continued operation.[3]


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.[4]

In March 2010, the airport was closed due to severe flooding.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f 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. ^ Laing, Keith (10 May 2013). "FAA relents on flight tower closures; GOP declares sequester skirmish win". The Hill. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Woman killed in plane crash near Norwood Airport". WBZ NewsRadio 1030. 2007-06-04. 
  5. ^ "DOT: Norwood Airport a flooding risk". Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 

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