- Bader Field
name = Bader Field
Atlantic City Municipal Airport
image-width = 350px
caption = View of Atlantic City skyline from Bader Field, September 2004
IATA = AIY
ICAO = KAIY
FAA = AIY
type = City of Atlantic City
operator = Atlantic City, New Jersey
location = 8
elevation-f = 2.4
coordinates = Coord|39|21|36|N|074|27|22|W|type:airport_region:US
r1-number = 4/22
r1-length-f = 2,595
r1-length-m = 791
r2-number = 11/29
r2-length-f = 2,948
r2-length-m = 899
r2-surface = Asphalt
Bader Field Airport codes|AIY|KAIY|AIY, also known as Atlantic City Municipal Airport, was a municipal
general aviation airportlocated in Atlantic City, New Jersey, approximately one mile from the terminus of U.S. Route 40 and U.S. Route 322. The airport covered convert|143|acre|ha|0|lk=on and had two runways. Bader Field permanently closed on September 30, 2006.
Bader Field was opened in 1910 and was authorized to provide passenger service in 1911. The first known usage of the term "air-port" appeared in a newspaper article in 1919, in reference to Bader Field.Fact|date=August 2008
It was the founding location of the
Civil Air Patrolin 1941.Fact|date=August 2008 Scheduled air service was available into the 1980s. However, by the 1990s, activity at Bader Field declined significantly in favor of Atlantic City International Airport, located approximately convert|9|mi|km northwest.
Bader Field is considered a prime redevelopment site. The
Atlantic CityCouncil will accept bids on October 14, 2008. [ [http://www.philly.com/inquirer/business/20081010_Bidding_starts_Tuesday_for_Atlantic_City_s_Bader_Field.html Bidding starts Tuesday for Atlantic City's Bader Field] ]
May 15, 2005, the Cessna CitationJet525A registered OY-JET overran the runway on landing, ending up in the adjoining Intracoastal Waterway. An eyewitness video of the incident captured the overrun sequence, the rescue of the plane's occupants by local boaters, and the subsequent inadvertent operation of the aircraft, under engine power, as an airboat or speedboat. The NTSB report of the incident noted, "...the airport diagram...observed attached to the pilot's control column after the accident...read, 'airport closed to jet aircraft'"
*cite web | url = http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/story/6800681p-6668423c.html | title = X marks end for airport | publisher = "The Press of Atlantic City"
*cite web | url = http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/newjersey/story/6787513p-6655816c.html | title = Atlantic City airport, where 'air-port' coined, closing | publisher = "Associated Press", via "PressOfAtlanticCity.com" | date = 2006-09-26
*cite web | url = http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=4614242 | title = Bader Field Closes Up Shop | publisher = "Associated Press", via "abc.com" | date = 2006-09-30
* [http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NJ/Airfields_NJ_AtlanticCity.html#bader Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Atlantic City Municipal Airport / Bader Field] (2006-10-01)
* [http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief2.asp?ev_id=20050526X00676&ntsbno=NYC05LA085&akey=1 NTSB Report of runway overrun of OY-JET at Bader Field]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYhrpA0tmBQ Eyewitness video of runway overrun]
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