airport behind Liberty
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oldensign - DCSki Columnist
December 22, 2008
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
437 posts
help settle the argument....

I belive their is an airport behind Liberty that is visable from the lift. I atest I have seen gliders flow off of that airport via tugs. I am being told I am crazy.

Has anyone else seen the gliders. If so any one know the name of the airport?
yellowsnow
December 22, 2008
Member since 12/15/2005 🔗
268 posts
Gliders are towed out of Frederick airport. Would that be too far?
RodSmith
December 22, 2008
Member since 10/22/2004 🔗
318 posts
Absolutely can confirm the existence of a small airstrip there. Don't know the name of it though. A couple of gliders were soaring above Liberty when I was there on the 13th.

When I taught there, a fellow instructor flew gliders from that location.
KeithT
December 22, 2008
Member since 11/17/2008 🔗
383 posts
This is the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association field. It was originally part of Charnita, the pre-Liberty development. See this write up:

http://www.emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/ce/fairfield/2004/don't_take_liberity.htm
GGNagy
December 23, 2008
Member since 01/5/2006 🔗
450 posts
Airport designation W73. Runway 33/15. 2700 feet in legenth. Altitude 573. :)Online aeronautical maps can be your friend.

I think I mentioned that airport in another thread where there was a question about ski areas with airports (nearby).
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