Norwood Memorial Airport (IATA: OWD, ICAO: KOWD, FAA LID: OWD) is a public airport 2 mi (1.7 nmi; 3.2 km) east of Norwood, in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. 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. The 1946 chart shows it as a civil airfield. It took the place of the former Boston Metropolitan Airport in Canton, Massachusetts.
Norwood Memorial Airport covers 688 acres (278 ha) and has two runways:
- 10/28: 3,995 ft × 75 ft (1,218 m × 23 m) Asphalt
- 17/35: 4,008 ft × 100 ft (1,222 m × 30 m) Asphalt
In the year ending 1 January 2006 the airport had 100,000 aircraft operations, average 273 per day: 77% general aviation, 22% air taxi and 1% military.
246 aircraft are based at this airport: 81% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 4% jet aircraft and 2% helicopters.
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.
Airlines and destinations
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.
In March 2010 the airport was closed due to severe flooding.
Coordinates: 42°11′14″N 71°10′33″W / 42.1873°N 71.1759°W