Traveling from Salisbury Regional Airport will make you love flying again! It’s convenient and hassle-free.
American Airlines operates six flights a day from the Salisbury Regional Airport, connecting thousands of passengers each year to destinations around the globe. Flights are operated by wholly owned subsidiary Piedmont Airlines to American hubs in Philadelphia (PHL) and Charlotte (CLT).
Travel Tips for Salisbury Regional Airport
- We recommend arriving at the airport ticket counter one hour prior to departure.
- MUST-READ Information can be found at www.tsa.gov
- TICKET-PURCHASING HINT: After clicking the American Airlines button below, simply type in Salisbury (SBY) as your originating airport and choose your destination. One reservation will take you to any city served by American Airlines and its oneworld partners.
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More than 1,000 Visitors Enjoy SBY Regional Airport’s “Wings & Wheels” Event
Written by Jerry DiCairano
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May 20, 2017–The airport’s first major public event in decades drew large crowds on Saturday, despite strong gusty winds which limited flying activities. Some experts estimated that well over a thousand people visited the airfield to view classic cars and military and civil aircraft––and to enjoy a host of aviation-related activities.
For six and a half hours, the airport’s control tower hosted a steady stream of families who had signed up to tour the air-traffic-control facility. Students from the flight department at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore provided bus transportation to the tower and operated a staging area where visitors could wait comfortably for the next tour to begin.
Piedmont Airlines, the event’s lead sponsor, also entertained capacity crowds throughout the day, inviting families to come aboard one of its Dash-8 turboprop aircraft. Other visitors waited in line to take a brief helicopter tour of the area. Rally Helicopters of Ocean City enjoyed non-stop business, even flying passengers beyond the event’s planned closing time.
Members of the Wheels that Heal car club brought more than 60 classic cars and trucks to the event, attracting eager crowds to a staging area along a closed taxiway. And just beyond, on a closed runway, families were able to inspect active-service military aircraft, including two A-10 Warthog fighters provided by the Md. National Guard, and T-6 Texan and UH-72 Lakota helicopters from the Naval Test Pilot School.
Handsome model aircraft also caught the attention of many visitors. Owned by members of the Mid-Atlantic Radio Kontrol Society, some of the miniature planes had wing-spans of up to nine feet. Families also enjoyed viewing shiny fire trucks from the Parsonsburg Fire Dept. and the airport’s own fire-response truck.
A free pancake breakfast sponsored by Bay Land Aviation and hosted by the Wicomico Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, served 600 plates of food during a three-hour period. Later, several food trucks experienced brisk business as they fed lunch, beverages, and snacks to hungry families while three different bands filled the air with live music.
Also popular was an educational seminar designed to help inactive pilots catch up on new regulations and transition back into the cockpit. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, one of the world’s leading aviation organizations, hosted the “Rusty Pilots” seminar in a filled-to-capacity conference room provided by Piedmont Airlines.
Among the visitors to Wings and Wheels were County Executive Bob Culver, County Administrator Wayne Strausburg, and County Councilman John Hall, who also serves as the chairman of the county’s Airport Commission. Maryland State Senator Addie Eckardt and Maryland Delegate Christopher Adams also supported and attended the event. Dawn Veatch, who manages the airport, spoke briefly to the crowd about the airport’s importance and about new facilities and services which will be coming to the airport within the next year or so.
Nearly 40 sponsors provided critical funding, facilities, or services; and roughly 100 volunteers, including many county employees, offered their time and expertise to make the event a success. Members of the public can expect an even bigger event in 2018.
SBY Regional Airport’s “Wings & Wheels” Set for May 20, 2017
Grab the family and head for the airport on Saturday, May 20th, for a day of music, food, and aviation-related fun!
Activities include . . .
• a free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• guided tours of the air-traffic control tower
• airplane and helicopter rides / Fee charged
• military jets, Md. State Police copter, classic airplanes, and classic cars on display
• radio-controlled model aircraft on display
• For pilots, an AOPA “Rusty Pilots” seminar
• lunch, snacks, and adult beverages available for purchase from food trucks
• live music
• a swap meet featuring aviation products
• a chance to board a Piedmont Airlines Dash 8 turboprop
• tours of Piedmont Airlines
• aviation displays
• volunteer support from the U.M.E.S. flight program and the Wicomico Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol
Admission is free. See you on Saturday, May 20th! (Rain date: Sun., May 21st)
For auto parking, take Airport Rd. to Fooks Rd. Watch for signs. Free transportation from parking area to airport.
Arriving pilots, contact the tower at 119.425. / Ground: 123.775. / Ground controller will direct you to parking.
Thank you to our many sponsors and volunteers!
SBY Regional Airport’s “Aviation Day” Promises Family Fun
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Mark your calendar. On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Salisbury Regional Airport will hold its first “Aviation Day,” a 7-hour celebration that promises to entertain families and flying enthusiasts with a variety of exciting activities, including . . .
• tours of the control tower, airline terminal, and newly refurbished airport offices
• contemporary and vintage aircraft on display
• classic cars on display
• airplane and helicopter rides
• free seminars: “How to Become a Pilot” and (for current pilots) a refresher course designed to improve proficiency
• live music
• pancake breakfast beginning at 8 a.m., followed by lunch and snacks served by a variety of food vendors
• precision-landing contest during which pilots will compete for trophies and bragging rights
• aviator’s flea market
• a video presentation describing the economic value of local airports
• informative displays sponsored by aviation groups and businesses
The fun will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Free admission and free auto and aircraft parking.
Motorists, approach from Airport Road and watch for parking signs. Arriving pilots, contact the tower at 119.425.
For the latest information about the event, check our website, Facebook page, or Twitter account. See you on May 2oth!
Airport’s Pilots Attend Manager’s Seminar
At a standing-room-only event on March 4th, Salisbury Regional Airport’s new manager, Dawn Veatch, spoke for more than an hour to aircraft owners who base their planes at SBY. Mrs. Veatch outlined her immediate and long-term goals for the airport, including her desire to attract new business to the field and to construct new hangars for small, private aircraft and larger, corporate-owned craft. In the near future (the next six months or sooner), pilots and airline passengers will benefit from the following projects:
- new food service within the airline terminal.
- an “aviation day” in the fall which will welcome area families to the airport for a day of fun, tours, food, and aviation-related seminars.
- resurfacing of taxiway B north, which connects the airport’s central area to runway 23.
Salisbury Regional Airport Welcomes New Manager
Dawn R. H. Veatch has joined Wicomico County as the new manager of SBY. Mrs. Veatch’s impressive career in aviation includes piloting fire-fighting aircraft, working for the Federal Aviation Administration, and serving as the Senior Director of Government Affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Veatch holds an airline-transport pilot’s license and is a certified flight instructor. She looks forward to bringing new facilities and new business activity to the Salisbury Regional Airport.
Salisbury Regional Airport Hosts FAA Seminar
Pilots from across Delmarva attended an FAA-sponsored safety seminar held on September 8th in Salisbury Regional Airport’s airline terminal building. Salisbury resident Ron Levy, a veteran pilot and flight instructor, and the FAA Safety Team’s Lead Representative for the Eastern Shore, discussed several topics, including new FAA equipment standards which will require most aircraft owners to install advanced position-reporting GPS units by January 1, 2020. The radios, officially called “Advanced Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast” units, will enhance safety and promote more efficient point-to-point navigation.
Bill Penna, manager of the SBY control tower, discussed new FAA procedures which will allow air-traffic controllers to safely integrate drone flights into non-critical airspace.
Salisbury Regional Airport announces RWY 14-32 Extension
American Airlines Begins SBY Airport Rebranding
American Airlines has begun the rebranding of US Airways at the Salisbury Regional Airport. On October 17, American Airlines will shift to a single reservation system and transition all US Airways flights to American Airlines. Salisbury-based Piedmont Airlines (dba American Eagle and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines) will continue flying scheduled airline service between SBY and the American Airlines hubs at Philadelphia and Charlotte International Airports. For more information log on to http://www.aa.com/i18n/aboutUs/arriving.jsp
Piedmont Airlines Announces Additional Expansion of Jet Fleet
Salisbury, MARYLAND – Piedmont Airlines is further expanding its fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets with accelerated deliveries of aircraft from American Airlines starting in early 2017.
“This is a vote of confidence from American and a goal we worked very hard to achieve,” said President and CEO Lyle Hogg. “American had previously committed 20 jets to Piedmont and we are pleased that our parent company will now continue to increase that number. The expanding fleet of jets puts Piedmont on an exciting path to the future, and that will lead to even more opportunities.”
Piedmont began operating the E145 regional jet in February, and has taken delivery of seven jets so far. All Piedmont jets will operate out of the American Airlines Philadelphia hub.
“We will greatly expand our operations in Philadelphia, including placing more crew members there,” said Hogg. Piedmont offers a $15,000 signing bonus to new hire pilots and plans to hire more than 200 pilots in 2016. “This is a very good opportunity for pilots who want to work for an airline that promises growth, stability and a guaranteed job at American Airlines one day.”
As a result of the accelerated jet expansion, Piedmont will begin to transition away from its traditional aircraft, the de Havilland DHC-8 turboprop. Piedmont expects to start retiring turboprop aircraft at a rate of about one aircraft per month. “The Dash has served us well for years,” said Hogg, “but we know that passengers prefer the regional jets and we want to provide the best service we can for American and for our customers.”
The expansion of Piedmont’s jet fleet comes amid growth in other areas of the company. Piedmont is adding 300 customer service jobs in Charlotte, N.C. this year and recently opened a new maintenance base in Richmond, Virginia. “At a time when so many regional airlines are shrinking, we are adding jobs across the country, adding aircraft, adding new routes,” said Hogg. “It’s exciting to be part of a very robust American Airlines Group and we’re thrilled to be part of that success.”