Deming Municipal Airport

Summary

Deming Municipal Airport
Deming Army Airfield
Deming Municipal Airport - New Mexico.jpg
2006 USGS orthophoto
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Deming
ServesDeming, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL4,314 ft / 1,315 m
Coordinates32°15′44″N 107°43′14″W / 32.26222°N 107.72056°W / 32.26222; -107.72056Coordinates: 32°15′44″N 107°43′14″W / 32.26222°N 107.72056°W / 32.26222; -107.72056
Map
DMN is located in New Mexico
DMN
DMN
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 6,627 2,020 Asphalt
4/22 5,675 1,730 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations28,655
Based aircraft17
Deming Army Airfield 1943 classbook

Deming Municipal Airport (IATA: DMN, ICAO: KDMN, FAA LID: DMN) is two miles southeast of Deming, in Luna County, New Mexico, United States.[1]

Facilities

The airport covers 2,870 acres (1,160 ha) at an elevation of 4,314 feet (1,315 m). It has two asphalt runways: 8/26 is 6,627 by 75 feet (2,020 x 23 m) and 4/22 is 5,675 by 60 feet (1,730 x 18 m).[1]

In the year ending April 13, 2008 the airport had 28,655 aircraft operations, average 78 per day: 65% general aviation, 32% military and 3% air taxi. 17 aircraft were then based at this airport: 94% single-engine and 6% multi-engine.[1]

World War II

AAF Bombardier School patch, 1943

The airfield was activated on 15 November 1942. It conducted bombardier training for USAAF Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Command). The first class of bombardiers graduated on 6 March. In the next three years an estimated 12,000 cadets passed through the Deming school. The bombardier trainer used was the Beech AT-11 Kansan.

The airfield was assigned to Second Air Force 16th Bombardment Training Wing on 31 December 1944. It conducted B-29 Superfortress group bombardment training until the end of World War II, when the training program at Deming wound down and was inactivated 18 December 1945. The airfield was closed on 31 January 1946. It was eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and sold.

Past airline service

Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) DC-3s served Deming starting in 1950, flying El Paso to Phoenix via Las Cruces, Deming, and Lordsburg, NM as well as Clifton, Safford, and Tucson, Arizona.[2] The service ended in April, 1953.

See also

References

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History's Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for DMN PDF, effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ Frontier Airlines timetable: November 1, 1950

External links

  • Deming Municipal Airport at City of Deming website
  • Aerial photo as of 21 September 1996 from USGS The National Map
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for DMN, effective December 30, 2021
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for DMN
    • AirNav airport information for KDMN
    • ASN accident history for DMN
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures