Norwood Memorial Airport

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Norwood Memorial Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerTown of Norwood
LocationNorwood, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates42°11′26″N 071°10′23″W / 42.19056°N 71.17306°W / 42.19056; -71.17306
WebsiteOfficial website
OWD is located in Massachusetts
OWD is located in the United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,007 1,222 Asphalt
10/28 3,995 1,218 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2020)58,628
Based aircraft (2022)101

Norwood Memorial Airport (IATA: OWD, ICAO: KOWD, FAA LID: OWD)[2][3] is a public airport 2 mi (1.7 nmi; 3.2 km) east of Norwood, in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.[1] It is home to the offices of prominent local business people and several maintenance facilities.

As Outlying Landing Field Norwood, the airfield was a Naval Outlying Landing Field located in Norwood, Massachusetts operational from 1942 to 1945. It existed as an outlying field of Naval Air Station Squantum and was used by student pilots to gain flight experience on its two 4,000 ft (1,200 m) runways.[4] The 1946 chart shows it as a civil airfield. It took the place of the former Boston Metropolitan Airport in Canton, Massachusetts.[5]


Norwood Memorial Airport covers 688 acres (278 ha) and has two runways:[1]

  • 17/35: 4,007 ft × 100 ft (1,221 m × 30 m), asphalt
  • 10/28: 3,995 ft × 75 ft (1,218 m × 23 m), asphalt

In the year ending January 31, 2020 the airport had 58,628 aircraft operations, an average of 161 per day: 91% general aviation, 9% air taxi and less than 1% military.[1]

In April 2022, there were 101 aircraft based at this airport: 72 single-engine, 9 multi-engine, 7 jet and 13 helicopter.[1]

The airport has two flight schools and Flight Level Aviation as an FBO. Charter services operate commonly out of the airport.

Due to federal budget cuts the air traffic control tower was to close in 2013, but FAA funding was restored before closure took place.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Southern Airways Express Nantucket[7]


Flooding, 2010

On 4 June 2007 a Mooney M-20-P crashed into the woods south of the airport while on final approach. One person was killed.[8]

In March 2010 the airport was temporarily closed due to severe flooding.[9] Coordinates: 42°11′14″N 71°10′33″W / 42.1873°N 71.1759°W / 42.1873; -71.1759


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Form 5010 for OWD PDF, effective April 21, 2022
  2. ^ "Codes - Airline and airport codes search". IATA. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  3. ^ "Norwood Memorial". NFDC. FAA. Retrieved 2012-10-22. closed access
  4. ^ "Massachusetts Naval Air Bases, Coast Guard Bases, Military & Auxiliary Air Fields 1923-1945". Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society. 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields - Massachusetts, Southwest Boston Area - Massachusetts Air Terminal & Arena / Canton Airport / Massachusetts Air Terminal / Boston Metropolitan Airport, Canton, MA".
  6. ^ Laing, Keith (10 May 2013). "FAA relents on flight tower closures; GOP declares sequester skirmish win". The Hill. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. ^ Palma, Kristi (28 May 2019). "Southern Airways Express will begin service to Nantucket from 3 New England airports". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Woman killed in plane crash near Norwood Airport". WBZ NewsRadio 1030. 2007-06-04.
  9. ^ "DOT: Norwood Airport a flooding risk". Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011.

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