Private Planes and Charter Flights enjoy using Dover Civil Air Terminal
Delaware is a "no-kill" state and is a mecca for animal rescue flights arriving to bring animals to a new life and hope at Civil Air Terminal in Dover DE
Planes Parked on the Apron at Dover Civil Air Terminal for NASCAR Races in Dover DE
Planes Parked on the Apron at Dover Civil Air Terminal for NASCAR Races in Dover DE
Civil Air Terminal

A Joint Military-Civil Use Airport

The Dover Civil Air Terminal (CAT) is a joint civil-military airport located at Dover AFB in Dover, Delaware. The CAT is operated by the Delaware River & Bay Authority under a joint-use agreement with Dover AFB and is the perfect alternative for for larger corporate and air carrier aircraft operators that cant use the DRBA's general aviation airport, DELAWARE AIRPARK AIRPORT (33N). Dover AFB's runway's are the longest in the state of Delaware and serve as home to the 436th and 512th airlift wings. The CAT is an FAA FAR Part 139 certificated airport.

Dover AFB requires civil aircraft to have a permit to land.

About Us

The Dover Civil Air Terminal, is one of five regional airports managed by the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA). CAT is a civilian-use terminal and aircraft parking apron located adjacent to the Dover Air Force Base (DOV) and is operated in accordance with a Joint-Use Agreement (JUA) with the United States Air Force. It is one of 10 joint-use military airfields with the Air Force nationwide. The JUA permits civilian aircraft operators to land at DOV with a prior permission request (PPR). Aircraft operators may request a landing permit to use the Terminal with advanced notice. 


The Civil Air Terminal Dover is on the north side of Dover Air Force Base, with a separate, gated entrance. It is minutes away from Delaware's capital city, Dover.