Greater Cumberland Regional Airport is a public airport located in the town of Wiley Ford (population 1,095) in Mineral County, West Virginia. It is two miles (3 km) south of the larger city of Cumberland (population 21,518) in Allegany County, Maryland. Although the airport is located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, the FAA lists this as a Maryland airport.
Located on second level of the airport terminal is the Cohongaronta Gallery (Cohongaronta being a Shawnee name for the Potomac River). It contains an array of historical displays pertaining to the history of the Potomac Highlands area. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 40% scaled replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 Wright Flyer that set the stage for aerial transportation. A seventy foot long time line highlights pertinent dates and events for the Potomac Highlands region. The gallery is open to the public during terminal business hours.
For the 12-month period ending August 2, 2006, the airport had 14,300 aircraft operations, an average of 39 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. There are 69 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single engine, 7% gliders, 6% multi-engine, 3% jet aircraft and 3% helicopters.
Currently National Road Autosport holds Autocross events at the airport on a monthly basis.
CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDS TO ENHANCE SAFETY AT GREATER CUMBERLAND REGIONAL AIRPORT GRANT FUNDS WILL HELP AIRPORT ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL LAND, MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO RUNWAYS.
Sep 16, 2010; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by Maryland Senator Ben Cardin: U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara...
MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING TO ENHANCE SAFETY AT GREATER CUMBERLAND REGIONAL AIRPORT GRANT FUNDS WILL HELP AIRPORT ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL LAND, MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO RUNWAYS.
Sep 16, 2010; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by Maryland Senator Barbara A. Mikulski: U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski...