Driving Directions

Directions to Fairfield (W73)

From D.C., Baltimore and points south:

  • Take I-70 or I-270 toward Frederick MD, Take Rt 15 North exit.
  • I-270 turns into U.S. Rt 15, There is an exit to U.S. Rt 15 north from I-70.
  • Follow Rt 15 north to the Emmitsburg exit (South Seton Avenue, exit for the Fallen Fireman Memorial).
  • When you reach the Main Street in Emmitsburg, make a left turn and follow Rt 16
  • After passing the “Welcome to Pennsylvania” sign (PA state line), make the first right onto Orchard Road.
  • Go approximately 100 yards, and make the first left onto Topper Road.
  • Follow Topper Road (it becomes Pecher Rd.) approximately 2.9 miles, M-ASA is on the right.

From Pennsylvania and parts north:

  • Get to U.S. Rt 15 and proceed south.
  • Follow Rt 15 south to the Emmitsburg exit (North Seton Avenue, exit for the Fallen Fireman Memorial).
  • When you reach the Main Street in Emmitsburg, make a right turn and follow Rt 16.
  • After passing the “Welcome to Pennsylvania” sign (PA state line), make the first right onto Orchard Road.
  • Go approximately 100 yards, and make the first left onto Topper Road.
  • Follow Topper Road approximately 2.9 miles, M-ASA is on the right.

Click here for a GoogleMap of the Fairfield vicinity.

Mid Atlantic Soaring Center info:
Elevation:
 573 ft.
Lat/Long: 39-45-25.3440N / 077-21-04.9540W
Washington Sectional
Runway 
15/33 2700ft  X 50 ft (land runway 33, depart runway 15 due to terrain)  Always refer to the FAA AFD for accurate runway information.

The following is a list of Hotels and other places to stay in and around Fairfield Pa. Please call for information on cost and availability. Places to stay during the M-ASA Region 4 North Soaring Championships.


Within Several Minutes of the Gliderport:

Fairfield Lodge
5104 Fairfield Road
(717) 642-8245
Ski Liberty Hotel
RD1 Fairfield
(717) 642-8288
Carroll Valley Resort Hotel and Country Club
Rte 116 W. Carrol Valley
(717) 642-8211
Hickory Bridge Farm
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Ortanna Pa.
(717) 642-5261
The Old Barn Bed & Breakfast
One Main Trail, NW Carroll Valley
(717) 642-5711
Stonehurst Inn
Rte 140, Emmitsburg, MD
(800) 497-8458

 

Within 15-20 minutes of the gliderport:

Gettysburg, PA (about 15 minutes North):

Gettysburg has more than 50 motels. You can call or write to the Gettysburg Travel Council, Dept. 15Q, 35 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA, (717) 334-6274 and they will send info to you. Here are a few of the motels in Gettysburg:

 

Holiday Inn, Gettysburg
(717) 334-6211
Days Inn, Gettysburg
(717) 334-0030
Ramada Inn, Gettysburg
(717) 334-8121

 

Thurmont, MD (about 20 minutes South): 

 

Super 8 Motel
(301) 271-7888
Rambler Motel
(301) 271-2424

 

Cascade, MD (about 20 minutes Southwest):

Bluebird on the Mountain
14700 Eyler Avenue
301-241-4161

If you enjoy camping you may camp at the airport. We have shower and bathroom facilities. If you chose to camp there will be a $15.00 fee per campsite for the week to cover our costs.