Wings Field

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Coordinates: 40°08′15″N 075°15′54″W / 40.13750°N 75.26500°W / 40.13750; -75.26500

Wings Field
IATA: BBXICAO: KLOMFAA LID: LOM
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Wings Field Preservation Assoc.
Serves Philadelphia
Location Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 302 ft / 92 m
Website www.WingsField.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 3,700 1,128 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 35,130
Based aircraft 115
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Wings Field (IATA: BBXICAO: KLOMFAA LID: LOM) is a general aviation airport in Blue Bell, in Whitpain Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The airport was founded in 1930 and is about three miles (5 km) northwest of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

In May 1930, John Story Smith and Jack Bartow Founded "Wings Port". On 24 April 1932, The Philadelphia Aviation Country Club was founded at the field. The country club was the location of meetings of members that eventually founded the wordwide Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in 1939.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Wings Field covers 217 acres (88 ha) and has one asphalt runway, 6/24, 3,700 x 75 ft (1,128 x 23 m). In the year ending January 4, 2007 the airport had 35,130 aircraft operations, average 96 per day: 83% general aviation, 17% air taxi and <1% military. 115 aircraft are based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, <1% jet and <1% helicopter.[1]

Past airlines[edit]

Wings Airways was a commuter airline based at Wings Field. Its main route was the short hop to Philadelphia International Airport, a flight of less than 15 minutes. From the late 1970s to the late 1980s Wings Airways operated a shuttle between Wings Field and PHL with up to 22 round trip flights on weekdays[3] and flew nonstop to New York JFK Airport at one point.[4] The airline used Britten-Norman Islanders, Britten-Norman Trislanders and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for LOM (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ Julie Summers (May 2014). "Where it all began". AOPA Pilot: 30. 
  3. ^ departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 & Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide (OAG)
  4. ^ http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/wings.htm

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