Woodbine Municipal Airport (New Jersey)

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Woodbine Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWoodbine Port Authority
ServesWoodbine, New Jersey
LocationCape May County
Elevation AMSL42 ft / 13 m
Coordinates39°13′09″N 074°47′41″W / 39.21917°N 74.79472°W / 39.21917; -74.79472Coordinates: 39°13′09″N 074°47′41″W / 39.21917°N 74.79472°W / 39.21917; -74.79472
Map
OBI is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
OBI
OBI
Location in Cape May County, New Jersey
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 3,304 1,007 Asphalt
13/31 3,073 937 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations12,375
Based aircraft68

Woodbine Municipal Airport (ICAO: KOBI, FAA LID: OBI, formerly 1N4) is a public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southeast of the central business district of Woodbine, in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.[1] The airport is owned by the Woodbine Port Authority.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned OBI by the FAA,[1] but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned OBI to an airport in Óbidos, Pará, Brazil).[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Woodbine Municipal Airport covers an area of 700 acres (283 ha) at an elevation of 42 feet (13 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 1/19 is 3,304 by 75 feet (1,007 x 23 m) and 13/31 is 3,073 by 75 feet (937 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2011, the airport had 12,375 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 33 per day. At that time there were 68 aircraft based at this airport: 95.6% single-engine, 2.9% ultralight, and 1.5% helicopter.[1]

Med-Trans Corp has a Medevac helicopter based at the airport.[4]

Incidents[edit]

On Tuesday October 23, 2018, a Mooney M20C aircraft crashed on the airport field. The pilot, Wayne Rumble of Marmora was fatally injured. Mr. Rumble was a very experienced pilot and an FAA designated examiner. He was also the Woodbine airport manager for many years. The FAA and NTSB are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

On November 14, 2009, a Piper PA-28R-200, N4499T, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain about 10 minutes after takeoff from Woodbine Airport. The certificated, private pilot Thaddeus Lasowski, 53, and the passenger Thaddeus Lasowski, 12, both of Dennis Township were fatally injured.[5][6]

On June 20, 2008, an amateur-built F1 Rocket, N623BL, which took off from the Woodbine Airport was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain while maneuvering near Belleplain, NJ. The certificated private pilot Dennis McGurk Jr., 37 and passenger Oksana McGurk, 34 both of Mays Landing, NJ were fatally injured.[7][8]

On February 7, 2005 an unregistered, amateur built Air Creation Clipper 912, which took off from the Woodbine Airport was destroyed when it impacted terrain near the airfield. The pilot Gerard Workman, 49 of Tuckahoe, NJ and Harry Boulden, 52, of Brooklawn were fatally injured.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for OBI (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (OBI: Obidos)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Med-Trans Acquires MidAtlantic MedEvac". JEMS. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ "FACTUAL REPORT AVIATION". National Transportation Safety Board. June 20, 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ Scheeler Jr., Harry B. "Father and Son Killed in Dennis Twp Plane Crash". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Factual Report Aviation". National Transport and Safety Board. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. ^ Adarlo, Sharon; Star-Ledger, The. "Atlantic City cop killed with wife in Cape May County plane crash". New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  9. ^ "FACTUAL REPORT AVIATION". National Transport and Safety Board. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  10. ^ Wood, Sam. "Two killed in crash of ultralight aircraft Flying in "near perfect" conditions, it went down in woods near Woodbine Municipal Airport". Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved 18 March 2015.

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