Located just two nautical miles east of Potsdam village, Damon Field, also known as Potsdam Municipal Airport, provides a key connection to the skies for the community of Northern New York. The Village of Potsdam owns and operates the airport, located on the Hatch Rd. The Damon Field Airport is a general aviation field that is home to approximately 20 commercial and recreational based aircraft and is open for public use. This airport is an integral part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, where it is recognized as a general aviation facility.
The airport is spread across an area of 168 acres and sits at an elevation of 474 feet above sea level. It features a single asphalt runway that measures 3,705 by 60 feet (with a parallel taxi lane), catering to a range of aircraft. Over a 12-month period, it saw 6,000 aircraft operations, averaging 16 per day, with 92% of these being general aviation flights. The airport serves as a base for local aircraft, primarily single-engine planes.
Whether for business, recreation, or other aviation needs, Damon Field stands as a valuable asset in the region, connecting Potsdam to the wider world.
Landside facilities include:
- An administration building with a pilot lounge and restroom facilities.
- AWOS automated weather observation and navigational aids.
- Self service Jet A and aviation fuel.
- Eleven apron tie-downs serving transient aircraft.
- An 8 bay “T” hangar that offers annual leases for based aircraft.
Commercial aviation use at the Damon Field Airport includes: Air Methods , an air ambulance service, LTI Transportation both based at the field and daily UPS airfreight flights. For more information about the Potsdam Damon Field Airport, contact Village Administrator, Greg Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 265-7480.