Ocean City Municipal Airport (Maryland)

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Ocean City Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Town of Ocean City
Location Ocean City, Maryland
Elevation AMSL 11 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 38°18′38″N 075°07′26″W / 38.31056°N 75.12389°W / 38.31056; -75.12389
Website Ocean City Municipal Airport
OXB is located in Maryland
Location of airport in Maryland
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,201 976 Asphalt/Concrete
14/32 4,072 1,241 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 37,000
Based aircraft 62

Ocean City Municipal Airport (ICAO: KOXBFAA LID: OXB)[4] Opened in October 1960.[5] 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.[6]

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 was assigned OCE by the IATA, (which assigned OXB to Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau[7][8]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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).[3]

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.[3][9]

Ocean Aviation is the full-service FBO available on airport grounds, serving as Ocean City's Cessna Pilot Center and FAA Part 141 Approved Flight Academy.[10]

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.


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