The Civil Air Terminal Alternative

The Civil Air Terminal, located on the grounds of Dover AFB in the heart of Delaware, offers convenient access for large jets to annual NASCAR events, business meetings, and other amenities. Because of CAT's location on the base, additional paperwork is required, as well as mandatory minimum notice ahead of landing. For more information, please visit our Pilot Information Page. For general aviation, we encourage the use of our nearby airport, Delaware Airpark (33N), which is a public-use facility.

The Dover Difference

Celebrate the Art of Effortless Travel. Choose Dover, Delaware, and experience the epitome of convenience. Our airport's prime location at the heart of Kent County offers swift access to the State Capitol, Air Force Base, Turf Sports Facility, Monster Mile NASCAR track, and pristine Northeastern beaches. Elevate your journey with us, where convenience meets a world of possibilities.

For things to do, visit the Explore Dover Website.

Bridging the East Coast

Welcome to Delaware, the southernmost state in the Northeastern U.S. With a rich history as the First State from Colonial Times, Delaware offers some of the most memorable vacation experiences on the East Coast. Most people who land at Civil Air Terminal Dover come in for a special event or as part of a special charter, from those visiting for NASCAR races to the rescue dogs flown in to find new homes in the area. When you’re here, take some time to learn about and see all Delaware has to offer, and the most convenient place to start is from the center of the state!

Civil Air Terminal is a Welcoming sight for a weary traveler or someone headed to their vacation, business or other destination

Why Kent County Works

Located midway between New York City and Washington, D.C., it is a major transportation link connecting the Southeast Coast through the Northeast Corridor and beyond. The region is a quietly effective tireless generator in the country's economic engine.

NASCAR Legend Richard Petty at Civil Air Terminal on April 28, 2024