Carroll County Regional Airport

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Carroll County Regional Airport
Jack B. Poage Field
Airport type Public
Owner Carroll County
Location Westminster, Maryland
Elevation AMSL 789 ft / 240 m
Coordinates 39°36′30″N 077°00′28″W / 39.60833°N 77.00778°W / 39.60833; -77.00778
DMW is located in Maryland
Location of airport in Maryland / United States
DMW is located in the US
DMW (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 153,690
Based aircraft 143

Carroll County Regional Airport (ICAO: KDMW, FAA LID: DMW), also known as Jack B. Poage Field, is a public airport located three miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Westminster, in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The airport is owned by Carroll County Board of Commissioners. It is designated as a reliever airport for the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).[1][2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Carroll County Regional Airport is assigned DMW by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Carroll County Regional Airport covers an area of 475 acres (192 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (16/34) measuring 5,100 x 100 ft (1,554 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 2, 2006, the airport had 153,690 aircraft operations, an average of 421 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% air taxi and <1% military. There are 143 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single engine, 10% multi-engine, 4% jet aircraft and 1% helicopters.[1]

There are currently no plans to bring commercial service to the airport. The nearest airport with commercial service is Baltimore BWI airport, serving flights to many US cities and with a few flights to/from Europe.

Fatal Airshow Accident[edit]

On September 23, 1990, 62-year-old pilot Jack B. Poage was killed when his red-and-white Pitts S-2B crashed into a grassy field near the main runway of the airport after he failed to leave enough altitude to recover from a flat-spin maneuver during his plane stunt. the field where he crashed was later named after him in his honor.[4] The crash was caught on camera by a witness of the event.


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