|IATA: BBX – ICAO: KLOM – FAA LID: LOM|
|Owner||Wings Field Preservation Assoc.|
|Location||Blue Bell, Pennsylvania|
|Elevation AMSL||302 ft / 92 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Wings Field (IATA: BBX, ICAO: KLOM, FAA LID: LOM) is a general aviation airport located in Blue Bell which is in Whitpain Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The airport was founded in 1930 and is approximately three miles (5 km) northwest of Philadelphia.
Facilities and aircraft
Wings Field covers an area of 217 acres (88 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway designated 6/24 and measuring: 3,700 x 75 ft (1,128 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending January 4, 2007, the airport had 35,130 aircraft operations, an average of 96 per day: 83% general aviation, 17% air taxi and <1% military. There are 115 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, <1% jet and <1% helicopter.
Past airline operations
Wings Airways was a commuter airline based at Wings Field. The air carrier's primary route was the short hop to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which was a flight of less than 15 minutes. From the late 1970s to the late 1980s, the Wings Airways operated a high frequency shuttle service between Wings Field and PHL with up to 22 round trip flights on weekdays and also flew nonstop to New York JFK Airport at one point from the airfield. The airline operated Britten-Norman Islander, Britten-Norman Trislander and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. All three of these aircraft types featured short take off and landing (STOL) performance.
- FAA Airport Master Record for LOM ( PDF), effective 2007-10-25
- departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 & Dec. 15, 1989 editions of the Official Airline Guide (OAG), Philadelphia-Blue Bell flight schedules
- Wings Field, official site
- Wings Field at Pennsylvania DOT Bureau of Aviation
- Resources for this airport:
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