Greater Cumberland Regional Airport
|Greater Cumberland Regional Airport|
|IATA: CBE – ICAO: KCBE – FAA LID: CBE|
|Operator||Potomac Highlands Airport Authority|
|Location||Wiley Ford, West Virginia|
|Elevation AMSL||775 ft / 236 m|
Greater Cumberland Regional Airport (IATA: CBE, ICAO: KCBE, FAA LID: CBE) is a public airport in the town of Wiley Ford (population 1,095) in Mineral County, West Virginia. It is two miles (3 km) south of Cumberland (population 21,518) in Allegany County, Maryland. Although the airport is in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, the FAA lists this as a Maryland airport.
The airport has not had service from a major airline since US Airways Express carrier Air Midwest left in September 2001. But from 2001 the airport was served by a spin-off of the former Pan Am Airways group until May 2003.
On the second level of the airport terminal is the Cohongaronta Gallery (Cohongaronta being a Shawnee name for the Potomac River) with an array of displays on the history of the Potomac Highlands area. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 40% scale replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 Wright Flyer. A 70-foot-long (21 m) time line highlights dates and events for the Potomac Highlands region. The gallery is open to the public during terminal business hours.
Facilities and aircraft
In the year ending August 2, 2006 the airport had 14,300 aircraft operations, an average of 39 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. 69 aircraft are based at this airport: 81% single engine, 7% gliders, 6% multi-engine, 3% jet aircraft and 3% helicopters.
- Greater Cumberland Regional Airport (official web site)
- Greater Cumberland Regional Airport at West Virginia Airport Directory
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