Ashland Regional Airport
|Ashland Regional Airport|
|Owner||Ashland Regional Airport Board|
|Serves||Ashland, Kentucky, United States|
|Elevation AMSL||546 ft / 166 m|
Ashland Regional Airport (ICAO: KDWU, FAA LID: DWU) is a public use airport in Worthington, Greenup County, Kentucky, owned by the Ashland Regional Airport Board. It is located six nautical miles (11 km) northwest of the central business district of Ashland, a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. Currently, the airport serves local charter and private aircraft. Community events, such as car and air shows, also take place at the airport.
It opened in 1953 as Ashland-Boyd County Airport and featured a 5,000 ft (1,500 m) runway with a 3,000 ft (910 m) clearance.
Facilities and aircraft
Ashland Regional Airport covers an area of 170 acres (69 ha) at an elevation of 546 feet (166 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 10/28 which measures 5,602 by 100 feet (1,707 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending July 23, 2007, the airport had 4,500 aircraft operations, an average of 12 per day: 96% general aviation, 2% air taxi and 2% military. At that time there were 47 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 4% jet and 4% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for DWU ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- Great Circle Mapper: KDWU - Ashland Regional Airport - Ashland, Kentucky
- "A history of Ashland, Kentucky, 1786–1954." Ashland Centennial Committee. 1954. 2 January 2007.
- Ashland Regional Airport, official site
- Aerial photo from USGS The National Map, 15 March 1995
- FAA Terminal Procedures for DWU, effective March 2, 2017
- Resources for this airport: