Middletown Regional Airport

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Middletown Regional Airport
Hook Field
Hook Field from the east.jpg
Aerial view of airport from the east
Airport type Public
Owner City of Middletown
Serves Middletown, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 650 ft / 198 m
Coordinates 39°31′54″N 084°23′47″W / 39.53167°N 84.39639°W / 39.53167; -84.39639
Website www.HookField.com
MWO is located in Ohio
MWO is located in the US
Location of airport in Ohio/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,100 1,859 Asphalt
8/26 3,040 927 Turf
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 40,050
Based aircraft 84

Middletown Regional Airport,[2] also known as Hook Field,[3][4] (IATA: MWOICAO: KMWOFAA LID: MWO) is a city-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) north of the central business district of Middletown, a city in Butler County, Ohio, United States.[1] The airport was renamed in October 2008;[4] it was previously known as Hook Field Municipal Airport.

In late August 2008 the airport gained some national prominence when the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin flew into Hook to later attend a Dayton campaign rally where she was announced as Senator John McCain's running mate.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Middletown Regional Airport covers an area of 550 acres (220 ha) at an elevation of 650 feet (198 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 5/23 is 6,100 by 100 feet (1,859 x 30 m) with an asphalt pavement; 8/26 is 3,040 by 297 feet (927 x 91 m) with a turf surface.[1] It has the longest runway of any non-towered airport in southwest Ohio.[citation needed]

For the 12-month period ending October 1, 2007, the airport had 40,050 aircraft operations, an average of 109 per day: 91% general aviation, 9% air taxi, and <% military. At that time there were 84 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine, 1% multi-engine, 2% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MWO (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ "B&B Aero Services, Middletown Regional Airport". Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hook Field Middletown Regional Airport". Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Richter, Ed (October 22, 2008). "Airport renamed Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field". Middletown Journal. 
  5. ^ Richter, Ed (September 3, 2008). "Airport operator told to be 'evasive;' Now says Palin was on the early flight". The Oxford Press. 

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