Deming Municipal Airport

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Deming Municipal Airport
Deming Army Airfield
Deming Municipal Airport - New Mexico.jpg
2006 USGS Orthophoto
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Deming
ServesDeming, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL4,314 ft / 1,315 m
Coordinates32°15′44″N 107°43′14″W / 32.26222°N 107.72056°W / 32.26222; -107.72056Coordinates: 32°15′44″N 107°43′14″W / 32.26222°N 107.72056°W / 32.26222; -107.72056
DMN is located in New Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 6,627 2,020 Asphalt
4/22 5,675 1,730 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations28,655
Based aircraft17
Deming Army Air Field 1943 Classbook

Deming Municipal Airport (IATA: DMN, ICAO: KDMN, FAA LID: DMN) is a city-owned airport two miles southeast of Deming, in Luna County, New Mexico.[1]


The airport covers 2,870 acres (1,160 ha) at an elevation of 4,314 feet (1,315 m). It has two asphalt runways: 8/26 is 6,627 by 75 feet (2,020 x 23 m) and 4/22 is 5,675 by 60 feet (1,730 x 18 m).[1]

In the year ending April 13, 2008 the airport had 28,655 aircraft operations, average 78 per day: 65% general aviation, 32% military and 3% air taxi. 17 aircraft were then based at this airport: 94% single-engine and 6% multi-engine.[1]

World War II[edit]

AAF Bombardier School patch, 1943

Activated 15 November 1942. Conducted bombardier training for USAAF Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Command). The first class of bombardiers graduated on 6 March. In the next three years an estimated 12,000 cadets passed through the Deming Qin school. The bombardier trainer used was the Beech AT-11 Kansan.

Assigned to Second Air Force 16th Bombardment Training Wing on 31 December 1944. Conducted B-29 Superfortress group bombardment training until the end of World War II, when the training program at Deming wound down and was inactivated 18 December 1945. Airfield was closed on 31 January 1946. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and sold.

Past Airline Service[edit]

The original Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) served the Deming airport in the early 1950s with DC-3's on a route from El Paso to Phoenix which included stops at Las Cruces, Deming, and Lordsburg, NM as well as Clifton, Safford, and Tucson, AZ.[2] The airline service ended in 1953.

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History's Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for DMN (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ Frontier Airlines timetable: November 1, 1950

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