Ocean City Municipal Airport (Maryland)
|Ocean City Municipal Airport|
|IATA: OCE – ICAO: KOXB – FAA LID: OXB|
|Owner||Town of Ocean City|
|Location||Ocean City, Maryland|
|Elevation AMSL||11 ft / 3 m|
|Website||Ocean City Municipal Airport|
Ocean City Municipal Airport (IATA: OCE, ICAO: KOXB, FAA LID: OXB) Opened in October 1960. The airport is a public facility serving Ocean City, a town in Worcester County, Maryland, United States. It is located 3 statute miles (5 km) southwest of town, off Route 611 in West Ocean City.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Ocean City Municipal Airport is assigned OXB by the FAA and OCE by the IATA, (which assigned OXB to Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau).
Facilities and aircraft
Ocean City Municipal Airport covers an area of 578 acres (234 ha) which contains two asphalt and concrete paved runways: 2/20 measuring 3,201 x 75 ft (976 x 23 m) and 14/32 measuring 4,072 x 75 ft (1,241 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending 28 May 2009, the airport had an average of 101 operations per day: 78% Transient general aviation, 20% Local general aviation, and 2% military. There are 44 aircraft based at this airport: 36 single engine, 5 multi-engine, 2 helicopters and 1 ultralight.
Ocean City Municipal Airport also offers biplane rides for $25, on a biplane called the "Cloud Dancer." This is a fairly popular attraction, as the biplane used for this is often seen over the skies of Ocean City. Helicopter rides are also given, using a Robinson R22. Skydiving services are also offered.
Ocean City airport opened in 1960.
- Solo record - In 1994, Jimmy Mathis piloted a Cessna 172 Solo from Ocean City, Maryland to Long Beach, California, becoming the youngest solo aviator ever to fly cross country.
- FAA Airport Master Record for OXB ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- Great Circle Mapper: OCE / KOXB - Ocean City, Maryland (Ocean City Municipal Airport)
- "OCEAN CITY AIRPORT DUE Commission Says It Will Be Ready About August 1". The Baltimore Sun. July 1, 1959.
- Ocean City Municipal Airport (Ocean City Department of Tourism web site)
- Aviation Safety Network: OXB / GGOV - Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (Osvaldo Vieira International Airport)
- Great Circle Mapper: OXB / GGOV - Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (Oswaldo Vieira International Airport)
- Brozan, Nadine (2004-07-13). "CHRONICLE". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-17.