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Directions to the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Center (W73)

Fairfield, Pennsylvania

(Last Updated:  March 15, 2017)

Location

The Mid-Atlantic Soaring Center (W73) is located in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, about 8 miles southwest of Gettysburg.

Street address:

154 Pecher Road
Fairfield, Pennsylvania  17320

     Coordinates for your GPS:

           Lat. / Long.           
39-45-25.3440N / 077-21-04.9540W
39-45.422400N / 077-21.082567W
39.7570400N / -77.3513761W

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 points 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 (it becomes Pecher Rd.) approximately 2.9 miles, M-ASA is on the right.

Map

Click here for a map of the Fairfield vicinity.

 

Accomodations Near R4N

(Updated:  November 3, 2011)

There are many reasonably-priced motels, hotels and inns in the Fairfield-Gettysburg area.  Some suggestions are listed below, each with a link to the accomodation.  There is also a link provided to a web site with nearly all the area accomodations of that type.  There is also tent camping at the field and power hookups for a limited number of campers on a first-come-first-served basis.  There are also a number of campgrounds and state parks within 30 minutes of W73.


Hotels, Motels

Within Several Minutes:

Fairfield Lodge, Fairfield, PA  717-642-8245  Link

Liberty Mountain Resort Hotel, Fairfield, PA  717-642-8282  Link

Sleep Inn & Suites, Emmitsburg, MD  301-447-0044  Link

Within 15-30 Minutes:

Days Inn, Gettysburg, PA  717-334-0030  Link

Super 8 Motel, Thurmont, MD  301-271-7888  Link

Other Hotels and Motels in the Gettysburg Area:  Link


Bed & Breakfasts, Inns

Within Several Minutes:

The Fairfield Inn, Fairfield, PA 717-642-5410  Link

Hickory Bridge Farm, Ortanna, PA 717-642-5261  Link

Within 15-30 Minutes:

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast, Gettysburg, PA  717-334-8804, 888-766-3897  Link

The Brafferton Inn, Gettysburg, PA  717-337-3423  Link

Other B&B and Inns in the Gettysburg Area:  Link


Camping at and near W73

Campers:  There are several outdoor electrical hookups available for campers.  There are restrooms and showers in the main hangar.  There is a $20/week fee for use of the facilities during the contest.  The location of on-airport camper parking is shown in this gliderport diagram.

Tent Camping:  If you enjoy tent camping. there is adequate space on the southwest side of the field   There is a $15/week fee for use of the restroom and shower facilities in the main hangar.  The location of on-airport tent camping is shown in this gliderport diagram.

Campgrounds in the Gettsburg vicinity:  There are several nice campgrounds in the Gettysburg area within 10-20 minutes of the airfield.  Link

Nearby State Parks:

Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA  Link

Caledonia State Park, Along Rte 30 just east of Fayetteville, PA  Link

Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA  Link

Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, MD  Link

Gambrill State Park, Frederick, MD  Link