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Martin State Airport

Maryland’s Premier Aviation Hub

Martin State Airport Historic Legacy

In 1929, Mr. Glenn L. Martin, a visionary aviation designer and constructor, acquired 1,260 acres just east of Baltimore to establish the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company’s aircraft manufacturing site. Today, this historic site is known as Martin State Airport, owned and operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration on behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation in Middle River, Maryland.

Supporting National Defense

Martin State Airport proudly hosts Maryland’s Air National Guard (MDANG), a vital air base comprised of citizen-aviators who play a crucial role in maintaining the nation’s global mobility deployment capabilities. With a commitment to supporting national defense, Martin State Airport serves as a hub for military operations.

Pilot-Friendly Amenities

When you are visiting the Baltimore-Washington area and need to refuel, Martin State Airport offers a seamless overwater approach, ensuring a hassle-free experience for pilots. On the ground, our dedication to pilot comfort is evident with our array of amenities.

Pilot Lounge: Pilots can unwind in our comfortable recliners while enjoying entertainment on a big-screen TV. Complimentary beverages are available, and cable TV keeps pilots entertained. Additionally, there is free high-speed wireless internet for pilots with their own laptops, or they can make use of our PC and printer.

WSI Pilotbrief Vector: Recognized as the top weather service among professional pilots, WSI Pilotbrief delivers fast and accurate weather briefings. Equipped with mission-critical weather information, radar and satellite imagery, our briefing room ensures pilots have the necessary tools for safe and efficient flights. The WSI Pilotbrief is a reliable platform utilized by leading FBOs, FAA Flight Service Stations, and corporate flight divisions.

The Hub of Aviation History

Martin State Airport proudly houses the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, serving as an educational institution dedicated to preserving and promoting Maryland’s rich aviation history. This museum actively engages with surrounding communities and holds certifications from the U.S. Navy and Army. Visit the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum Today!

Gateway to Excitement

Conveniently located near downtown Baltimore, Martin State Airport provides easy access to major attractions in the Greater Baltimore area. Sports fans can enjoy the NFL Baltimore Ravens games, MLB Baltimore Orioles games, and the annual Preakness horse race held at Pimlico Raceway every May. Golf enthusiasts will find themselves near world-class courses used by the PGA and LPGA, while history buffs can explore historic sites and museums.

Airport Aviation Services

Providing an extensive variety of aviation services, catering to various needs:

  • Aircraft Sales, Charter, and Rental services
  • Aircraft Fueling: 100LL and Jet A, Parking and Storage
  • Aircraft Component Manufacturing
  • Flight Instruction
  • Helicopter Avionics Repairs
  • Computerized Testing
  • Community Paved tie-downs and T-hangars
  • Corporate Flight Departments
  • Maryland State Police MEDEVAC
  • Ground Transportation: Car Service, Limousines, SUV, Cars, Taxicab
  • Other Airport Services: de-icing services, 130,000 square feet of heated hangar space, professional office suites, and light industrial spaces available for lease.

Martin State Airport stands as Maryland’s premier aviation hub, serving the needs of pilots, military personnel, and aviation enthusiasts alike.


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