Martin State Airport

Martin State Airport
Martin State Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Maryland Aviation Administration
Serves Baltimore, Maryland
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 39°19′32″N 076°24′50″W / 39.32556°N 76.41389°W / 39.32556; -76.41389
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 6,996 2,132 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 65 20 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 69,193
Based aircraft 218
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Martin State Airport (IATA: MTNICAO: KMTNFAA LID: MTN) is a public use airport located nine nautical miles (10 mi, 17 km) east of the central business district of Baltimore, in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.[1] This joint civil-military facility is located near the town of Middle River, Maryland on Maryland State Highway 150 (Eastern Boulevard), near the intersection of Maryland State Highway 700 (Martin Boulevard). The Maryland Aviation Administration operates the Airport on behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation. MTN is a General Aviation Reliever Airport.

The Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing is a tenant activity at MTN with locally-based A-10C and C-130J aircraft. The Air National Guard facility is located on the northwest side of the field and is officially named Warfield Air National Guard Base.



In 1929, Mr. Glenn L. Martin, a pioneer aviation designer and constructor, purchased 1,260 acres (5 km²) 12 miles (19 km) east of Baltimore for the purpose of creating an aircraft manufacturing site for the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company. One of the first aircraft produced at Martin was the B-10, in 1932, which brought the company of the Collier Trophy. Construction of three runways, Hangars 1-2-3, and the Airport Administration Building took place during 1939-1940. Hangars 4-5-6 and the Strawberry Point Hangar were completed in 1940-1941. The Pan Am China Clippers, PBM flying boats for the U.S. Navy, B-26 Marauder bombers for the U.S. Army Air Force and Martin Mars flying boats for the U.S. Navy were all produced in these facilities. During the post-World War II period, the Martin 202 and 404 commercial transports, as well as various jet-powered aircraft, were also produced. The Martin Company consolidated with the American Marietta Corporation in September 1961 to form the Martin Marietta Corporation. Since 1960, the field has also housed units of the Maryland Air National Guard. The land devoted to airfield use, namely 747 acres (3 km²), was sold on 20 September 1975, to the State of Maryland. In its role of fostering and developing aviation, the State’s purpose in purchasing the Airport was to ensure the retention of a General Aviation facility close to Baltimore.

Facilities and aircraft

Martin State Airport covers an area of 747 acres (302 ha) at an elevation of 21 feet (6 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 15/33 which is 6,996 by 180 feet (2,132 x 55 m). It also had one helipad with a 65 by 65 ft (20 x 20 m) concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 6, 2010, the airport had 69,193 aircraft operations, an average of 189 per day: 91% general aviation, 6% military, and 3% air taxi. At that time there were 218 aircraft based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 6% jet, 5% helicopter and 11% military.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MTN (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.

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