The Plymouth Airport has been an integral part of the Town of Plymouth since 1934. It is maintained and operated by a small, but highly motivated, professional staff that is active in providing tours for school groups and other civic groups. The Plymouth Airport Commission and the airport staff continue to work diligently to operate the Plymouth Municipal Airport in a safe and efficient manner so that it may continue to be a valuable asset for the Town of Plymouth.
The Plymouth Airport is also home to more than one hundred and seventy aircraft, most of which are one to ten seat, single or twin engine planes. Annual activity level is estimated at approximately sixty-five thousand aircraft movements and has been flat for several years.
Many of the aircraft utilizing the Plymouth Airport contribute to the health, safety and security of the local communities. Boston Med Flight operates an average of four to seven flights per day responding to the emergency medical needs of the residents of Plymouth and Carver as well as the entire Southeastern Massachusetts area.
The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing is also based at the Plymouth Airport and is very active in air search and rescue, anti-terrorism and security while working closely with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Plymouth County Fire Plane also operates from the Plymouth Airport, providing critical assistance to the local fire departments in locating forest fires within the county. The Fire Plane has proved invaluable in shortening the response time for fire personnel arriving at the scene, thereby reducing the potential danger to life and property.