North Carolina - All Known Airports / Airfields

There are several acknowledged "types" of airports. Primary is used to define larger commercial airports served by one or more airline. Reliever is used to define an airport designated to serve as an alternate to a specific Primary airport when circumstances create the need. General Aviation is used to describe a publicly owned airport that serves smaller private aircraft and typically open to the public. Private is used to describe a small airport typically owned by a flight school or private institution, and not typically open to the public. Military describes an airfield used by a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense. Finally, Defunct is used to describe an airport that is no longer operational. Each active airport is assigned a unique FAA LID, and this is used by many organizations.

Type

Airport Name

FAA
LID

County

At / Near
Town

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

Private

29NC Airport

29NC

Clevleand

Shelby

1999

-
Activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Jerry and Carolyn Self.

Private

Academi Airstrip
(aka NC61 Airstrip)
(aka Blackwater Airstrip)

NC61

Camden

South Mills,
Tar Corner

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2003. Owned and operated by Constellis Holdings, LLC.

Private

Adams Airpot

8NC

Robeson

Rowland,
Raynham

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1991. Owned and operated by Adams Farms, Inc.

Private

Aero Plantation Airport

NC21

Union

Weddington

1964

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1964. Owned and operated by Aero Plantation, Inc.

Private

Air Harbor Airport

W88

Guilford

Greensboro

1946

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1947. Owned and operated by Guilford Lake Aviation. Ron Murphy bought the airport in 1999.

Private

Al's Airport

NR40

Pitt

Bethel

2017

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2017. Owned and operated by Jimmy Rodney Williford.

Defunct

Albemarle Airport

-

Stanly

Albemarle

1947

1970
On the southeast side of the town of Albemarle, the airport had its grand opening on June 4, 1947. The owners of the field included Mr. Hazel Smith, J.C. Holbrook, Chad Efird, and Silas P. Dennis. The larger Stanly County Airport opened in 1979 to the northeast of Albemarle, at which point Albemarle Airport presumably was closed.

Primary

Albert J. Ellis Airport

OAJ

Onslow

Jacksonville

1971

-
Opening on February 15, 1971, the airport is used by general aviation, military and is served by two commercial airlines, Delta Connection, and American Eagle. Owned by Onslow County.

Private

Alexander County Airport

NC59

Alexander

Taylorsville

1975

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1975. Owned and operated by Debra L. Warren.

General
Aviation

Anson County Airport
(Jeff Cloud Field)

AFP

Anson

Wadesboro

1941

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1941. Owned and operated by Anson County. The Anson County Airport was originally equipped with a runway only 3,464 ft long. In 2006, a new 5,500 ft. runway was completed, in addition to a new 2,400 sq. ft. terminal building and several new hangars.

Private

Arant Airport

1NC6

Union

Wingate

1980

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1980. Owned and operated by Charles Arant.

General
Aviation

Ashe County Airport

GEV

Ashe

Jefferson

1977

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1977. Owned and operated by Ashe County.

General
Aviation

Asheboro Regional Airport

HBI

Randolph

Asheboro

1965

-
Was Asheboro Municipal Airport. Per AirNav - activated 8/1965. Owned by the City of Asheboro.

Defunct

Asheville Airpark

-

Buncombe

Asheville

c.1948

c.1981
Started out as Emma Airport, renamed to Josephson Airport, then quickly renamed to Asheville Airpark. The October 1948 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Asheville Airpark as a commercial or municipal airport. The 1968 Fight Guide depicted the Asheville Airpark as having a single 1,660' unpaved Runway 14/32, with an inset 800' paved portion. A total of 3 buildings were depicted on the northeast side of the runway. The site of Asheville Airpark was located at the eastern terminus of Airpark Road, appropriately enough.

Primary

Asheville Regional Airport

AVL

Buncombe

Asheville

1961

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1961. The current airport opened in 1961, replacing the previous airport at Cane Creek, which was the Asheville-Hendersonville Airport (below). Owned and operated by the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.

Defunct

Asheville & Hendersonville Airport

-

Henderson

Fletcher

1928

1961
On October 13, 1928, regular service opened. Field flights cost $3; city flights cost $5; journeys over Mt. Mitchell, Chimney Rock, and Asheville cost $20. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers operated the airport from 1943-1947. The 1960 Jeppesen Airway Manual depicted the Asheville & Hendersonville Airport as having three paved runways (with the longest being the 4,079' - Runway 4/22), as well as a taxiway leading to a ramp on the east side of the field, around which were clustered a large number of small buildings and a tower.

Defunct
Military

Asheville & Hendersoville Army Air Field

-

Henderson

Fletcher

1943

1947
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers operated the Asheville & Hendersonville Airport from 1943-1947, providing air transportation for their communications and weather headquarters. During this time, federal funds were acquired to build a total of three 4,000 foot paved runways, a control tower and a fire station.

Private

Atwell Airport

1NC2

Iredell

Mazeppa

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2005. Owned and operated by Scott Atwell.

General
Aviation

Avery County Airport
(Morrison Field)

7A8

Avery

Spruce Pine

1962

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1962. The Avery County Airport was started by a group of local business men in the 1950s. It was a 2,400 ft. turf runway. In the 1990s the Avery County Airport Authority was formed by the North Carolina legislature. At that time the airport was designated a municipality and awarded a grant to pave the runway which was extended to its current length of 3,001 ft.

Private

B.H.H. Aviation Airport

38NC

Rockingham

Ruffin

2012

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/2012. Owned and operated by Brent H. Huss.

Private

Bagwell Airport

NC99

Wake

Garner

1980

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1980. Owned and operated by H.G. Bagwell.

Private

Bahnson Gliderport

43NC

Davie

Farmington

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2000. Owned and operated by Bert and Mary Louise Bahnson.

Defunct

Baird Bottom Landing Strip

-

Buncombe

Asheville

1911

1923
According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, on April 19, 1911, Lincoln Beachey ceremoniously flew into Asheville to show off his famous aerial stunts over Baird Bottom for the citizens of Asheville. This flight was one of his pioneering flights over the mountains of Western North Carolina. That day, although for a brief moment in aviation history, Baird Bottom was Asheville's first unofficial airport. Baird Bottom Landing Strip closed around 1923 during construction of Beaver Lake. The site of Baird Bottom Landing Strip was located south of the intersection of Merrimon Avenue and Marlborough Road.

Private

Ball Airport

79NC

Franklin

Louisburg

1971

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1971. Owned and operated by Betty Ball.

Private

Barclaysville Field Airport

NC44

Harnett

Angier,
Barclaysville

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2003. Owned and operated by R.L. and N.B. Normark.

Defunct
Military

Barco Flight Strip

-

Currituck

Currituck

1942

1946
Currituck County Airport was built by the United States Army Air Force about 1942, and was known as Barco Flight Strip. It was an emergency landing airfield for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II and was turned over to the state of North Carolina by the War Assets Administration (WAA). The airstrip consisted of a concrete runway 4,000 feet long by 150 feet wide.

Private

Barringer Field Airport

NC64

Rowan

Enochville,
Landis

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1999. Owned and operated by John Barringer.

Private

Bay Creek Airport

4NC2

Pamlico

Mesic

1985

-
Activated 4/1985. Owned and operated by Johnny W. Leary.

Private

Bear Creek Airport

NC79

Stanly

Millingport,
Mt. Pleasant

1962

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1962. Owned and operated by Arthur Raymond Moose.

Public

Bear Pen Airport

NC43

Brunswick

Supply

Unk

-
Owned and operated by North Carolina Forest Service.

Private

Bearwallow Farm Airport

0NC1

Henderson

Hendersonville

2009

-
Per FAA, activated 9/25/2009. Owned and operated by Rivendale Farm, Ltd. FFA LID 0NC1 is also assigned to H&J Strip Airport in Caswell County.

Private

Bell Mountain Airport

08NR

Henderson

Tuxedo

2010

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/2010. Owned and operated by Bell Mountain, LLC.

Private

Bell Strip Airport

1NC4

Jones

Pollocksville

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Hiram C. Bell.

Private

Benton Farm Airport

74NC

Pamlico

Whartonsville

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/2005. Owned and operated by Cornelius Bond.

Private

Benton's Airfield

NC36

Wayne

Pikeville

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Binford E. Benton. FAA LID NC36 is also assigned to Cotton Gin Airport.

Private

Bert's Airport

NC32

Forsyth

Clemmons

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Bert Bahnson (see Bahnson Gliderport in Davie County). Mapping unclear, this airport might actually exist in Davie County, and if so, then possibly the same as Bahnson Gliderport. FAA LID NC32 is also assigned to Rivercliff Airport, see below.

Defunct

Big Daddy's Airport

-

Wayne

Pikeville

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Billy Mitchell Airport

HSE

Dare

Hatteras

1960

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1960. Owned by the National Park Service. It is named after United States Army Air Service General Billy Mitchell. The North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation continues to operate Billy Mitchell Airport through a special agreement with the National Park Service.

Private

Bladenboro Airport

3W6

Bladen

Bladenboro

1947

-
Per AirNav - Activated 2/1947. Owned and operated by Robert E. Hester.

Defunct

Bluethenthal Field

-

New Hanover

Wilmington

1928

c.1955
By May of 1927, J.L. Becton, civil engineer, began to stake out the new airfield – to include two runways, one 1700 x 230 feet, and the other 1750 x 230 feet. The first landing on the new airfield was made in 1927 by Warren Pennington who flew down from Rocky Mount in an American Eagle airplane. On May 30, 1928, Memorial Day, the field was named Bluethenthal Field in memory of Arthur Bluethenthal, first Wilmingtonian and second North Carolinian to be killed in WWI. The airport’s steady growth and improvement began in 1929 when Coastal Plains Airways began operations. During World War II, the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces Third Air Force for antisubmarine patrols and training using P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. The Army expanded the airfield with three new 7,000-foot runways, and after the war, deeded the site back to New Hanover County at no cost. Piedmont Airlines began commercial flights to Wilmington in February 1948, and used Wilmington as one of its initial crew bases. In the 1950s the airport became known as the New Hanover County Airport. In 1988 the airport added "International" to become known as New Hanover County International Airport. On December 17, 1997 the New Hanover County Airport Authority changed the name to Wilmington International Airport.

Defunct

Bolton Airport

-

Columbus

Bolton

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Boomerang Airport

NC02

Rutherford

Harris

1970

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1970. Owned and operated by Dave McPeak Family Limited Partnership.

Private

Boone Inc. Airport

NC14

Watauga

Boone

1966

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1966. Owned and operated by Boone Airport, Inc.

Private

Boonville Airport

26NC

Yadkin

Boonville

1963

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1963. Owned and operated by Harvey and Daniel Smith.

Private

Boyd Field Airport

NC49

Pitt

Grimesland

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1999. Owned and operated by Cecil Boyd, Jr.

Private

Boyd's Hawks Creek Airport

4NC0

Davie

Mocksville

1985

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1985. Owned and operated by Don J. Boyd.

Private

Bradford Field Airport

NC05

Mecklenburg

Huntersville

1971

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1971. Owned and operated by W.O. Bradford and Cecil D. Bradford.

Private

Bradley Field Airport

NC29

Rowan

China Grove

1980

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1980. Owned and operated by David M. Bradley.

Defunct

Brevard Airport

-

Transylvania

Brevard

1962

c.2010
Per AirNav - activated 4/1962. The October 1968 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Brevard as a public-use airport having a 2,100' unpaved runway. As of 2017, the FAA Airport/Facility Directory described Brevard Airport as having a 2,100' turf Runway 4/22, and being owned & managed by Valley Auto Sales. However, its remarks said “Airport closed indefinitely.” Brevard Airport was located south of the intersection of Gallimore Road & Greenville Highway.

Private

Brickhouse Field Airport

NC18

Pender

Rocky Point

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Broadway Airfield

44NC

Rowan

Landis

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1999. Owned and operated by David Broadway.

Defunct

Brockenbrough Airport

-

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

1944

1982
The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Brockenbrough Field as a 131 acre irregularly-shaped property within which were 2 turf runways, measuring 2,150 NNW/SSE & 1,900' northeast/southwest. The operator was listed as E.H. Brockenbrough. The 1982 AOPA Airport Directory described Brockenbrough as having a 2,391' asphalt Runway 14/32.

Private

Brock's Airport

87NC

Cumberland

Cedar Creek

2011

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2011. Owned and operated by Gary Brock.

Private

Brooks Field Airport

8NC6

Chatham

Siler City

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1991. Owned and operated by Rebecca Brooks.

Private

Brown Airport

6NC4

Alexander

Taylorsville

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1986. Owned and operated by Scott Brown.

Private

Brown Field Airport

46NC

Union

Marshville

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1999. Owned and operated by James M. Brown.

Private

Buffalo Creek Airport

4NC8

Cabarrus

Concord

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1986. Owned and operated by Green Valley Aviation.

Private

Buie Field Airport

9NR8

Robeson

Red Springs

2008

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/2008. Owned and operated by John McFadyen Buie.

Private

Bully Field Airport

22NR

Alamance

Burlington,
Pleasant Grove

2001

-
Activated 9//2008. Managed by Eric and Kim Minnis.

Defunct

Burgaw Airport

-

Pender

Burgaw

1944

1953
The Burgaw Airport Commission was organized on 6/20/44, with Senator Roy Rowe, Chairman, J.R. Lewis, Secretary & Treasurer. Members: J.F. Bardshaw, E.N. Pearsall, C.F. Mallard, Leon Corbett as Consulting Attorney. The airport was inspected & opened for business 10/11/44. The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Burgaw Airport as a 76 acre irregularly-shaped property containing a single 2,200' sod NNW/SSE runway. The field was not said to have any hangars, and to be owned & operated by private interests. Burgaw Airport may have been closed by 1953, as it was no longer depicted on the 1953 USGS topo map. The site of Burgaw Airport was located northeast of the intersection of Route 53 & Tealbriar Street.

General
Aviation

Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport

BUY

Alamance

Burlington

1943

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1943. Owned by the Burlington-Alamance Airport Authority.

Private

C.A.G. Farms Airport

27NR

Harnett

Angier,
Coats

2002

-
Per AirNav -activated 7/2002. Owned and operated by Lane Gregory, owner of C.A.G. Farms.

Defunct
Military

Camp Davis Army Air Field,
Hollyridge Army Air Field

-

Onslow

Holly Ridge

1940

1954
Camp Davis was originally built in 1940 as an Army anti-aircraft artillery training facility. It was an expansive facility, consisting of more than 3,000 buildings on 45,538 acres, with access provided by newly-built railroad spurs leading into the camp. A list of airfields used by the U.S. Government indicated that usage of “Hollyridge AAF” ended on 8/31/45, and the property was transferred to the U.S. Navy. The site was used by the Navy for the development & testing of early surface-to-air missiles until it was dismantled in the late 1940s. In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps took out a new lease for approximately 955 acres on the former Camp Davis airfields and surrounding land from International Paper Company. See Marine Corps Out Lying Field Camp Davis below.

Defunct

Camp Summit Airfield

-

Transylvania

Cedar Mountain

c.1965

Unk
The 1965 USGS topo map depicted a single paved northwest/southeast runway, labeled simply as "Landing Strip." It was built as part of a boys and girls camp. A 3/27/89 USGS aerial view depicted Camp Summit as having a single asphalt 3,000' runway, with a single hangar west of the runway. The Camp Summit airfield was located on the west side of Conservation Road, north of Blue Ridge Road.

Private

Canaan Air Base Airport

NC20

Craven

New Bern

2008

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/2008. Owned and operated by Calvary Baptist Church.

Private

Cane Creek Airport

4NC6

Henderson

Fletcher

1985

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1985. A small portion of the site of the original Asheville & Hendersonville Airport has some aviation use. The Cane Creek Airport is listed as a private airfield. It includes a 2,680' turf Runway 4/22. The owner is listed as L. A. White, and a total of seven aircraft are listed as being based at the field.

Defunct

Cannon Airport
(was Charlotte Airport)

-

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

1930

c.1956
Charlotte’s main airport during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Cannon Airport was a small private venture operated by Johnny Crowell, a famed Charlotte aviator. Although this landing strip was christened amid much fanfare as an airmail stop on 4/1/30, with passenger service from Eastern Air Transport (later Eastern Airlines) following a few months later, the field was only open on weekends, for air shows, and war-pilot training. Cannon's problem was that it was somewhat hemmed in and had gravel runways, and when the airlines started talking in the late 1920s about coming to Charlotte they decided Cannon was inadequate. The Chamber of Commerce's 1935 official map of Charlotte depicted Charlotte Airport as having four runways and two hangars on the north side. The field was renamed Cannon Airport at some point between 1935-42. The 1949 USGS topo map depicted Cannon Airport as having three runways and four hangars. The January 1955 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Cannon as having a 2,300' unpaved runway. It was evidently closed at some point between 1955-57.

General
Aviation

Cape Fear Regional Jetport
(Howie Franklin Field)

SUT

Brunswick

Oak Island

1961

-
Was Brunswick County Airport. Opened in May, 1961, it was a grass strip. In the early 1970s they ended up asphalting 4,000 feet of runway. In 2000, the airport runway was extended to about 4,300 feet. A decade later the runway was extended to 5,500 feet and later a taxiway was built next to the runway. Owned and operated by the Brunswick County Airport Commission

Defunct

Carolina Air Park
(aka Carolina Skypark)

-

Cabarrus

Kannapolis

c.1947

c.1951
A 5/15/48 USGS aerial view depicted Carolina Skypark perhaps soon after its construction, with a single unpaved northeast/southwest runway which appeared to be newly-cleared, and a single arch-roof hangar on the northwest side. The last aeronautical chart depiction which has been located of Carolina Skypark was on the February 1950 Charlotte Sectional Chart, and as having a 1,900' unpaved runway. Carolina Air Park was evidently closed (for reasons unknown) at some point between 1950-52.

Private

Carolina Bay Airport

NR82

Columbus

Nakina

2011

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/2011. Owned and operated by Milton R. Ward.

Defunct

Carpenter Airfield

-

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

c.1956

c.1974
Carpenter Airport was built & owned by Colonel Owen Carpenter, upon his retirement from the U.S. Army Air Force after WW-II. Lee Smith and Jack Thompson operated the airfield under the name of Smith Regal Aviation. The earliest depiction was on the January 1957 Charlotte Sectional Chart, with Carpenter having a 2,800' unpaved runway. At some point between 1962-72, the status of the field apparently changed to that of a private field, as that is how "Carpenter" was depicted on the August 1972 Charlotte Sectional Chart. It was depicted as having two paved runways, with the longest being 3,200'.

Defunct

Carrier Field

-

Buncombe

Asheville

c.1947

c.1948
Quickly renamed to Owen Field, see below.

Defunct

Caswell Airpark

-

Caswell

Yanceyville

1945

>1997
Per AirNav - activated 8/1945. The October 1948 Winston-Salem Sectional Chart described the field as having a 2,000' unpaved runway. The 1962 AOPA Airport Directory described Caswell Airpark as having a single 2,100' sod Runway 4/22, and said that the airport provided fuel, hangars, and tie-downs. The airport was still active up until the late 1980s and had 4-6 "resident planes."

Private

Caswell Airport

6W4

Caswell

Yanceyville

1945

>1997
Per AirNav - activated 8/1945. Owned and operated by Dr. G. Allison Page - Trustee. Dr. Graham Allison Page, who still lives on the property, has maintained an agreement with the regional military for use of the airport. They come in - do touch and gos, and occasionally there is a visit from Blackhawk helicopters running night training exercises. Nowadays there are no planes housed at the airport.

Private

Causey Airport

2A5

Guilford

Climax,
Julian

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Winfield Causey.

Private

Chalfant Airport

NC77

Cabarrus

Concord,
Kannapolis

1978

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1978. Owned and operated by W.P. Chalfant.

Private

Charles Field Airport

NC22

Sampson

Plain View,
Spivey's Corner

2004

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/2004. Owned and operated by Ruth Puryear Jackson Denning.

Defunct
Military

Charlotte Army Air Base
(Morris Field)

-

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

1941

1946
The United States Army Air Force took control of Charlotte Municipal Airport and established Charlotte Army Air Base in early 1941, which was renamed Morris Field shortly following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. military invested more than $5 million in airfield improvements by the time the facility was returned to the city of Charlotte in 1946. The airfield was used by the Third Air Force for anti-submarine patrols and training.

Primary,
Military

Charlotte Municipal Airport,
Douglas Municipal Airport,
Charlotte Douglas International Airport,
Charlotte Air National Guard Base

CLT

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

1936,
1954,
1982,
1948

1954,
1982,
Present,
Present
Established in 1935 as Charlotte Municipal Airport and opened in 1936. In 1954, a 70,000-square-foot passenger terminal opened, and the airport was renamed Douglas Municipal Airport after former Charlotte mayor Ben Elbert Douglas Sr. The airport gained its current name in 1982. Owned by the City of Charlotte. As a joint civil-military facility, the airport is home to Charlotte Air National Guard Base since 1948 and its host unit, the 145th Airlift Wing (145 AW) of the North Carolina Air National Guard, located in a military cantonment area on the east side of the airport. As an Air National Guard organization within the U.S. Air Force, the federal mission of the 145 AW is theater airlift and it is operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC).

Reliever

Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport

EQY

Union

Monroe

Unk

-
Was Monroe Municipal Airport, then Monroe Regional Airport. Owned and operated by the City of Monroe.

Private

Chase Field Airport

58NR

Greene

Hookerton

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/2014. Owned and operated by Stephen Chase.

Private

Circle P Farm Airport

6NC7

Carteret

Newport

1998

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1998. Owned and operated by W.F. Parker.

Defunct

Clayton Airport,
Meadowlark Glider Park

-

Guilford

Whitsett

c.1952

c.2001
The 1953 USGS topo map labeled the field as “Clayton.” It was named for Miles 'Chic' Clayton, the owner-operator, A&P-IA, and pilot that operated this field in the 1960s and 1970s. The August 1976 Cincinnati Sectional Chart depicted Clayton Airport as having a 2,200' unpaved runway. In 1979, Chic left his location in Whitsett and took over the operation of Tuck Airport in South Boston, VA. Clayton Airport later became Meadowlark Gliderport under new management. The 2000 NC Aeronautical Chart depicted Meadowlark Gliderport as a private field having a single 2,200' paved runway. It was evidently closed at some point between 2000-2002, as it was no longer depicted at all on the 2002 Sectional Chart.

Private

Cleveland Airport

-

Cleveland

Polkville

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Clinton-Sampson County Airport

CTZ

Sampson

Clinton

Unk

-
Was Sampson County Airport. Owned by the City of Clinton and Sampson County.

Private

Clute's Hilltop Airport

69NC

Rutherford

Logan

1972

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1972. Owned and operated by Charles Clute.

Private

Clyde Valley Airport

3NC0

Burke

Morganton

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1991. Owned and operated by Joe Carswell.

Primary

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

EWN

Craven

New Bern

1931

-
Was Craven County Regional Airport, was Simmons-Nott Airport, was New Bern Regional Airport. Simmons-Nott came from North Carolina Senator Furnifold McLendel Simmons who was present at the 1931 dedication of the new terminal. During an air performance for the dedication, United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Joel Nott was killed. Senator Simmons required that 1st Lt Nott's named be added to the airport to pay homage for the fallen military officer. On August 15, 2008, the name was changed from Craven County Regional Airport to Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. Owned by Craven County.

General
Aviation

Columbus County Municipal Airport

CPC

Columbus

Brunswick,
Whiteville

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Columbus County.

Defunct

Concord Airport
(Original)

-

Cabarrus

Concord

c.1938

c.1959
The original Concord Airport was located southeast of the town, and was evidently established at some point between 1937-40. Concord Airport was described as being owned and operated by private interests. The airport was used on weekends for airplane rides, skydiving, and model airplane meets. The 1957 USGS topo map depicted Concord Airport as having two perpendicular unpaved runways, with two small buildings on the northeast side. It was evidently closed at some point between 1957-60.

Defunct
Military

Concord Army Air Field

-

Cabarrus

Concord

1941

1945
The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Concord Airport as a 100 acre cross-shaped property having two clay runways, measuring 1,920' northwest/southeast and 1,800' northeast/southwest. The field was said to have three hangars, the largest being a 80' x 44' wood & metal structure.

Reliever

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

JQF

Cabarrus

Concord

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1993. Owned and operated by the City of Concord.

Private

Confederate Field Airport

-

Robeson

Red Springs

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Corriher Field Airport

88NC

Rowan

Bear Poplar,
Mt. Ulla

2004

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2004. Owned and operated by Ronald Corriher.

Private

Cotton Gin Airport

NC36

Currituck

Jarvisburg,
Grandy

2011

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2011. Owned and operated by T.L. Wright.

Private

Cox Airport

NC81

Wake

Apex

1979

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1979. Owned and operated by Paul J. and Marian C. White.

Private

Cox Field Airport

81NC

Columbus

Tabor City

2008

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2008. Owned and operated by William C. Cox, II.

Private

Cox-Grantham Airfield

6NC0

Wayne

Grantham

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1986. Owned and operated by Grantham Aero Club, Inc.

Private

Crabbe Airport

3NR4

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City,
Woodville

2013

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2013. Owned and operated by Coastal Farm Service, LLC.

Private

Craft Airport
(aka Craig Craft Airport)

86NC

Perquimans

Hertford,
Winfall

2002

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2002. Owned and operated by Craig D. Craft.

Private

Craft's Airport

-

Pitt

Farmville

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Rodney Owen.

Private

Crooked Creek Airport

7NC5

Franklin

Bunn

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1987. Owned and operated by Frank M. Swett, Jr.

Defunct

Cross Roads Airport

-

Stokes

Poplar Springs

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Currituck County Regional Airport

ONX

Currituck

Currituck

1976

-
Was Currituck County Airport. The Federal Bureau of Public Roads developed the airport for the United States Army Air Force in 1942. See Barco Flight Strip above. In 1972, the county agreed to lease the airport and adjacent property from the state. Per AirNav - activated 6/1976. Owned and operated by Currituck County.

General
Aviation

Curtis L. Brown, Jr. Field Airport

EYF

Bladen

Elizabethtown

1947

-
Was Elizabethtown Airport. Per AirNav - activated 2/1947. Owned and operated by the Town of Elizabethtown.

Private

D.S. Butler Farm & Airfield

N83

Guilford

Oak Ridge

1975

-
Was Seller's Landing Strip. Per AirNav - activated 8/1975. Owned and operated by D.S. Butler.

Private

Dakota Air Ranch Airport

09NR

Randolph

Ramseur,
Coleridge

2017

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/2017. Owned and operated by Gregory T. Hudson. Airport also has two (2) helipads.

General
Aviation

Dare County Regional Airport

MQI

Dare

Manteo

1947

-
Also Naval Auxiliary Air Station Manteo, see below. Per AirNav - activated 9/1943. Since the early 1940s, Dare County has been served by a small private airport. Starting out as Dare County Airport, a public airport was under construction at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted the U.S. Navy to abandon its plans to construct a Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Cape Hatteras, and instead focus on this airport, on Roanoke Island, which had a similar runway configuration. The Naval Auxiliary Air Station Manteo was completed by the Navy and commissioned on March 3, 1943. In 1947, NAAS Manteo was dis-established and control of the airfield was returned to Dare County. In 1983, it was taken over by the Dare County Airport Authority, which owns and operates the airport.

Private

Darr Field Airport

NC03

Randolph

Archdale,
Trinithy

1958

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1958. Owned and operated by High Point Trinity Air Service.

General
Aviation

Davidson County Airport

EXX

Davidson

Lexington

1958

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1961. Davidson County Airport was founded by Joe Dillard as a grass strip of 1,000 feet in 1958. In 1967, the City of Lexington became the sponsoring agency and in 1993 Davidson County became the sponsoring agency. In 1998, the airport expanded to a 5,000 foot runway with a parallel taxiway and ramp. The total project cost was $14 million and it was completed in 2000. Today the airport has expanded to include fifty (50) T-hangars, six corporate hangars, and two private corporate hangars. Owned by the Davidson County Airport Authority. Current FBO is Fly High Lexington.

Private

Dead Cow Field Airport

05NC

Carteret

Beaufort

2013

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2013. Owned and operated by Craig Cannon.

Private

Dead Dog Airport

8NC4

Chatham

Pittsboro

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1991. Owned and operated by Ed Coffman.

Private

Dean Field Airport

8NC1

Lee

Cameron

1991

-
aka Dean Wings Past Airport. Per AirNav - activated 3/1991. Owned and operated by James J. Dean.

Private

Deck Airpark

NC11

Wake

Apex

1962

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1962. Owned and operated by Philippa Hertrick.

Private

Deer Run Airport

NC56

Vance

Kittrell

2006

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2006. Owned and operated by Robert Luther Miller, III.

Private

Delk's Airport

1NC0

Randolph

Asheboro

1981

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1981. Owned and operated by Dempsey Delk.

Defunct

Delta Air Base

-

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

1942

c.2004
This small civilian airport with a military-sounding name was evidently established at some point in 1942. The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory decribed Delta Air Base as a 164 acre irregularly-shaped property within which were two sod runways, measuring 3,100' north/south & 1,800' northwest/southeast. The field was said to have two hangars, with the largest being a 100' x 80' metal structure, and to be privately owned & operated. As of 2002, Delta Air Base was listed as a heliport, owned by Charlotte Aircarft Corporation.

Private

Derby Aerodrome

N26

Moore

Pinehurst

2015

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2015. Owned and operated by Derby Aerodrome, Inc.

Private

Dillard Airport

54NC

Perquimans

Winfall

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/2000. Owned and operated by Dillard Ward.

Private

Dirt Dobber's Grass Strip Airport

NC97

Cleveland

Double Shoals

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2005. Owned and operated by Randall Hendrick.

Private

Dogwood Farm Airport

NC87

Craven

Havelock

1979

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1979. Owned and operated by Hubert C. Pulley.

Private

Donald's Air Park

7NC

Washington

Wenona

1981

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1981. Owned and operated by Donald L. Stotesberry.

Private

Double S Airport

19NC

Nash

Red Oak

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1994. Owned and operated by V. Roger Shanks.

Private

Dragonfly Field Airport

15NC

Hertford

Ahoskie

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2000. Owned and operated by Michael A. and Deborah V. Spalding.

Private

Dry Pond Airport

28NR

Rutherford

Rutherfordton

2016

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2016. Owned and operated by Russell Hyde.

Private

Dublin Field Airport

NC82

Bladen

Dublin

1979

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1979. Owned and operated by Taylor Wilkes Helo Service, Inc.

Private

The Duchy Airport

5NC5

Alamance

Saxapahaw

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1986. Owned and operated by Duchy Property Owners Association.

Private

Dunroamin Farms Airport

76NC

Halifax

Enfield

1970

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1970. Owned and operated by Walter F. Clement.

General
Aviation

Duplin County Airport

DPL

Duplin

Kenansville

1974

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1974. Duplin County Airport opened December 16, 1974 when a University of North Carolina Medical School airplane landed on the runway. The airport is owned and operated by Duplin County. The airport was originally named for Preston B. Raiford, but was later changed to avoid confusion with the Raeford Municipal Airport in Raeford, NC. The airport’s first regular corporate user was Cates Pickles, Inc., of Faison.

Private

Dusenbury Field Airport

13NR

Stokes

Walnut Cove

2012

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2012. Owned and operated by Susan B. Dusenbury.

Private

E.T. Field Airport

NC71

Robeson

Parkton

1988

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1988. Owned and operated by Elek Torok.

Defunct

Eagle Airport

-

Nash

Rocky Mount

1930

c.1935
According to 11/22/30 Charlotte Observer article, Eagle Airport was established on 7/2/30 by the Eagle Aircraft Company. The airfield was said to consist of a four acre rectangular sand and sod field, measuring 1,400' by 1,200'. The airport was evidently renamed Rocky Mount Municipal Airport (see below) at some point between 1934-36.

Private

Eagles Landing Airport

9NC8

Chatham

Pittsboro

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1991. Owned and operated by Pat Hayes.

Private

Eagles Nest Airport

6N9

Duplin

Potters Hill

Unk

-
Was Flying W Airport. Eagles Nest Airport covers an area of eight acres at an elevation of 115 feet above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with a turf surface measuring 1,850 by 75 feet. One source claims this airport is closed.

Private

Eastover Air Ranch Airport

6NC3

Cumberland

Fayetteville,
Vander

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1992. Owned and operated by K-Land Corporation.

Private

Edwards Airport

9NC3

Union

Unionville

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Donald R. Edwards.

Defunct

Elizabeth City Municipal Airport (1st)

-

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City

c.1934

c.1942
The original location of the Elizabeth City Municipal Airport was southeast of the town, on the opposite side of the road from the eventual location of the present-day Elizabeth City CGAS / Municipal Airport. It was apparently built prior to 1935, as it was depicted in its original location on the 1935 Regional Aeronautical Chart. Elizabeth City Airport was described in The Airport Directory Company's 1937 Airports Directory as being located 2.5 miles southeast of the town, on the west side of the Weeksville Highway. It was described as having two landing strips in an "L" shape, with the longest being 2,700' northeast/southwest strip. However, at some point between 1942-43, Elizabeth City Airport apparently was relocated a few miles west to its second location (southwest of the town of Elizabeth City). See next entry.

Defunct

Elizabeth City Municipal Airport (2nd)

-

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City

c.1942

c.1973
1942-43, the Elizabeth City Airport apparently was relocated southwest of the town, from its original location. The earliest depiction of the field at this location which has been located was on the September 1943 Norfolk Sectional Chart. The April 1944 US Army/Navy Directory of Airfields described Elizabeth City Airport as having a 3,800' unpaved runway. The 1962 AOPA Airport Directory described Elizabeth City Municipal Airport as having three 4,000' turf runways: 18/36, 4/22 and 14/32. The operator was listed as Coastal Aviation, Inc. The 1971 airfield directory depicted Elizabeth City Municipal as having three unpaved runways, with the longest being the 4,400' Runway 4/22. The Elizabeth City Municipal Airport was apparently closed at this location at some point between 1973-75. The "new" airport opened in 1972. See next entry.

General
Aviation,
Military

Elizabeth City Regional Airport,
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City

ECG

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City

1972

-
Was Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Regional Airport. The airport opened in 1972 and is shared with and owned by the U.S. Coast Guard. The military portion of the facility, known as Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, operates HC-130J Hercules and MH-60T Jayhawk aircraft. USCG owns and operates all runways and a majority of the taxiways. The Pasquotank County Airport Authority owns and operates the FBO, civilian terminal, and associated taxiways.

Private

Elk River Airport

NC06

Avery

Banner Elk

1969

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1969. Owned and operated by Elk River Property Owners Association.

General
Aviation

Elkin Municipal Airport

ZEF

Surry

Elkin

Unk

-
Owned by the town of Elkin. Current FBO is Yadkin Valley Aviation.

Private

Elkins Field Airport

2NR2

Bladen

Clarkton

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2005. Owned and operated by Ande Kyle Elkins.

Private

Ellis Airport

NC84

Halifax

Hobgood

2018

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2018. Owned and operated by Danny Elwood Ellis.

Defunct

Emma Airport
(aka Emma Air Park)

-

Buncombe

Emma

c.1928

1946
Emma Air Park was a 14 acre tract of land located a half mile west of Emma. On 1/24/28, Harry Brooks, Henry Ford’s test pilot, attempted to fly from Ford Field in Dearborn, MI to Miami, FL. This first long distance attempt in the Ford Flivver landed short in a forced landing at Emma Air Park in Asheville. Brooks did set a non-stop distance record in his small, single seat, 36 horsepower plane. The Detroit craft flew 790 miles on 20 gallons of gas. 1946, renamed to Josephson Airport - see below.

Private

Enfield-Shearin Airport

NC45

Halifax

Enfield

1995

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1995. Owned and operated by Marvin Shearin, II. One source claims this airport is closed.

Private

Enochville Airport

NC39

Rowan

Enochville

1990

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1990. Owned and operated by Ferrell James.

Private

Epley Airport

52NC

Onslow

Belgrade,
Jacksonville

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2000. Owned and operated by Steve Epley.

Private

Ervin Airfield

50NC

Rowan

Enochville

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/2000. Owned and operated by David Ervin.

Defunct
Military

Fairchild Field
(was Huffman Field)

-

Alamance

Burlington

1942

1968
After the outbreak of WW-II, the federal government took over the old Burlington Rayon Plant on North Church Street, and moved Fairchild Aircraft Company into it to begin production of a twin-engine training plane, the Fairchild AT-21 Gunner. The factory was located directly across the street from Huffman Field, which the U.S. Army had taken over in 1942 & renamed to Fairchild Field, displacing civilian aircraft operations to a location near Alamance. The first AT-21 was completed at Burlington in 1943. It was only built for a little over a year and then Fairchild vacated the facility in 1944. Fairchild Field continued in operation after WW-II as a civil airport, with a single paved northeast/southwest runway. The 1962 AOPA Airport Directory described Fairchild Field as having a single 3,500' asphalt Runway 4/22, and listed the operator as Alamance Aviation Service, Inc. Fairchild Field closed by 1968.

Primary

Fayetteville Regional Airport
(aka Grannis Field)

FAY

Cumberland

Fayetteville

1949

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1949. Owned and operated by the City of Fayetteville.

Private

Fiddleair Airport

63NC

Johnston

Peacock's
Crossroads

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/2014. Owned and operated by Brian E. Reagin.

Private

Fields Airport

64NC

Randolph

Level Cross

2001

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2001. Owned and operated by William Howard Fields.

Defunct

Fields of the Woods Airport

-

Cherokee

Murphy

c.1975

c.2015
Located at a Bible Park called "Fields of the Wood," operated by the Church of God. The headquarters for the church was in Cleveland, TN and the man who ran the church flew back and forth. The church flew mission work from there. The 1978 USGS topo map depicted a northeast/ southwest runway, labeled simply as “Landing Strip.” As of 2015 the Fields of the Wood Airfield is no longer registered with the FAA. The airport was located northwest of the intersection of Route 294 and Shenandoah Road.

Private

First Colony Farms Airport

-

Washington

Creswell,
Roper

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

First Flight Airport
(aka Kitty Hawk Airport)

FFA

Dare

Kill Devil Hills

Unk

-
First Flight Airport spans roughly 40 acres and features an airstrip measuring 3,000 by 60 feet, providing charter pilots and owner-operated aircraft a place to touch-down and take-off near Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, two of the Outer Banks’ most popular destinations. Owned by the National Park Service. Operated by the NC DOT, Division of Aviation.

Private

Flanagan Field

N08

Pitt

Farmville

1989

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1989. Owned and operated by Harold Flanagan.

Private

Fletcher's Airport

1NC3

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City,
Weeksville

1940

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1940. Owned and operated by James T. Fletcher.

Private

Flint Ridge Airport

22NC

Chatham

Siler City

1998

-
aka Flying Dove Field Airport. Per AirNav - activated 1/1998. Owned and operated by Barry R. Inman.

Private

Flyers Airpark

9NC2

Cumberland

Linden,
Godwin,
Wade

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1991. Owned and operated by Ronnie Bill.

Private

Flying BJ Airport

3NC5

Iredell

Sharon

1996

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1996. Owned and operated by Joel Hodges.

Private

Flying M Airport

2NC6

Davidson

Churchland,
Tyro

1983

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1983. Owned and operated by Jeffrey Ross Michael.

Private

Flying S Ranch Airport

0NC8

Rowan

Cleveland

Unk
aka Double Creek Ranch Airport. Owned and operated by Shaver Wood Products.

General
Aviation

Foothills Regional Airport

MRN

Caldwell,
Burke

Lenoir,
Morganton

1945

-
Was Morganton-Lenior Airport. Per AirNav - activated 12/1945. Owned and operated by the Foothills Regional Airport Authority.

Defunct
Military

Fort Fisher Army Air Field

-

New Hanover

Fort Fisher,
Kure Beach

1940

1945
In late December 1940, Camp Davis Army Air Field (above) was built several miles to the north in Onslow County as an Army anti-aircraft artillery training facility. The Fort Fisher property was used as the main target range for Camp Davis and the installation was given the name Fort Fisher Army Air Field. In 1944, the anti-aircraft training facility was transferred to another base and Camp Davis and Fort Fisher AAF were closed. At the time of its closure, Fort Fisher AAF had grown to include an 80-seat cafeteria, a 350-bed hospital and dental clinic, and covered an area of several hundred acres.

Private

Fox Haven Plantation Airport

58NC

Rutherford

Rutherfordton

1990

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1990. Owned and operated by B.T. Aviation, Inc.

Defunct

Franklin Airport
(aka Franklin Field)

-

Franklin

Louisburg

1945

1971
The October 1946 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Franklin as a commercial/municipal airport. The October 1948 Winston-Salem Sectional Chart depicted Franklin Field as having a 2,100' unpaved runway. The 1968 Flight Guide depicted Franklin Field as having an 1,850' unpaved Runway 7/25, in addition to a closed crosswind runway. The airport closed about 1971, when the lease expired, and became a tree bark mulch packing plant.

Private

Fuquay-Angier Field Airport

78NC

Wake

Fuquay-Varina

1966

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1966. Owned and operated by Kennebec Flying Club.

Private

Garrish Farm Airport

-

Hyde

Scranton

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Gastonia Municipal Airport

AKH

Gaston

Gastonia

1946

-
Gastonia Municipal Airport was built by the City of Gastonia in 1946. July 1, 2018, Academy of Aviation became the Fixed Based Operator at the Gastonia Municipal Airport.

Private

Gilliam-McConnell Airfield

BQ1

Moore

Carthage

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2000. Owned and operated by S. Roland Gilliam. Home to the Carthage Air Museum.

Private

Glover Airport

45NC

Northampton

Seaboard

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Matthew B. Glover.

Private

Gold Hill Airport

NC25

Rowan

Gold Hill

1976

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1976. Owned and operated by Gold Hill Homeowners Association.

Private

Goodnight's Airport

2NC8

Rowan

Enochville

1983

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1983. Owned and operated by Douglas M. Goodnight.

Private

Goose Creek Airport

28A

Union

Indian Trail

1970

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1970. Owned and operated by Goose Creek Airport, LLC. Plenty of ultra-light aircraft in area.

Private

Grays Creek Airport

2GC

Cumberland

Fayetteville

1989

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1989. Owned and operated by Roger & Cindy Smith.

Private

Greensboro North Airport

36NC

Guilford

Stokesdale,
Summerfield

1998

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1998. Owned and operated by Hawks Landing Property.

Private

Griffin Airport

-

Franklin

Louisburg

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Gryder-Teague Airport

NC58

Alexander

Hiddenite,
Taylorsville

1976

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1976. Owned and operated by Bradley Gryder.

Private

H & J Strip Airport

0NC1

Caswell

Camp Springs

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2014. Owned and operated by James D. Humphrey.

Defunct

Halifax County Airport

-

Halifax

Roanoke Rapids

1946

2009
The Halifax County Airport was activated in November 1946. As of September 2010 the Halifax County Airport was still listed in the FAA Airport/Facility Directory, but with the remark “Airport closed permanently.”

General
Aviation

Halifax-Northampton Regional Airpord

IXA

Halifax

Halifax

2009

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2009. The $14.5 million Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport opened May 1, 2009. Owned and operated by the Halifax–Northampton Regional Airport Authority.

Private

Hall Field Airport

32NC

Robeson

Parkton

1998

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1998. Owned and operated by James E. Hall, III.

Private

Hamptonville Airport

75NR

Yadkin

Hamptonville

2016

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2016. Owned and operated by Matthew Brown.

Private

Happy Bottom Airport

30NC

Davie

Farmington

2013

-
Per FAA, activated 12/2013. Owned by Richard Budd. Managed by Joe Budd. FAA LID 30NC is also used by Riverside Farm Airport (see below).

General
Aviation

Harnett Regional Jetport

HRJ

Harnett

Erwin

1981

-
Was Harnett County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 9/1981. Owned by Harnett County. Current FBO is Warren Aviation.

Defunct

Harrington Airport

-

Bertie

Lewiston-
Woodville

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Defunct

Harris Airport

-

Martin

Williamston

c.1970

c.1996
This small airport was evidently established at some point between 1964-74, and it had a single unpaved northwest/ southeast runway. Harris Airport was evidently closed at some point between 1993-98. The site was located east of the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 17 and Interstate 64.

Military

Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Airport

NC01

Perquimans

Durant's Neck,
Hertford

2006

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2006. Owned and operated by Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity, Department of Defense (DoD).

Private

Hawk's Knoll Airport

2NC1

Union

Weddington,
Waxhaw

1982

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1982. Owned and operated by Daniel H. Hutson.

Private

Hawk's Meadow Airport

07NC

Union

Jackson,
Waxhaw

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1993. Owned and operated by Wallace L. Overton.

Private

Heavenly Acres Airport

NR94

Stokes

Francisco

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/2014. Owned and operated by Mark Black.

Defunct

Hell and Purgatory Airport

-

Onslow

Richlands

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Henderson Field Airport

ACZ

Pender

Wallace,
Willard

1954

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1954. Wallace is in Duplin County. Airport is south of the town of Wallace in Pender County. Owned and operated by the town of Wallace.

General
Aviation

Henderson-Oxford Airport

HNZ

Granville

Henderson,
Oxford

1971

-
aka Oxford Henderson Airport. Per AirNav - activated 9/1971. Construction of the airport began in the Fall of 1966; operational in the Spring of 1971, with a runway length of 3,500 ft. In 1981, the runway was extended to 4,800 ft.; in 1982, the runway was extended to 5,000 ft. Runway and taxiway lights were also added in 1982 along with an instrument landing system, localizer and NDB. Owned by the Oxford-Henderson Airport Authority.

Private

Hendersonville Airport

0A7

Henderson

Hendersonville

1932

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1937. Hendersonville Airport was founded in 1932 by Oscar Meyer. Currently owned by John's Hendersonville Airport, LLC, John Fadok. Current FBO is Aerolina, Inc.

Private

Hiatt Airport

N97

Davidson

Thomasville

1959

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1959. Owned and operated by Paul D. Tharp.

Private

Hickory Hill Airport

62NC

Craven

Havelock

1974

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1974. Owned and operated by John Tyler Jackson Trust.

General
Aviation

Hickory Regional Airport

HKY

Catawba

Hickory

1940

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1940. Hickory Municipal Airport was first opened to aircraft traffic on May 17, 1940. At that time, there were two unpaved runways which were 2,700 and 3,100 feet in length. On August 2, 1941, Pennsylvania Central Airline, which later became Capital Airlines, brought the first scheduled air-carrier service to Hickory. In May of 1942, civilian aviation was suspended and the airport served as a military pilot training facility (no record that the USAAF gave it a military designator, but it is possible). After WW-II, Capital Airlines resumed scheduled service in August 1951, and continued until August 1952, at which time Piedmont Airlines began to serve Hickory. Owned and operated by the City of Hickory.

Private

Hightower Aero Plantation Airport

67NC

Anson

Wadesboro

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2005. Owned and operated by James A. Martin.

Private

Hinshaw Airport

N61

Alamance

Snow Camp,
Liberty

1971

-
aka Greenacres Airport. Per AirNav - activated 7/1971. Owned and operated by Gene Hinshaw.

Private

Hinton Field Airport

NC72

Johnston

Princeton

1989

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1989. Owned and operated by Jim Hinton.

Private

Hodges Farm Airport

NC73

Hyde

Germantown,
Sladesville

Unk

-
Owned and operated by J. Al Hodges, Jr.

Private

Holeman Field Airport

NC40

Person

Semora

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2003. Owned and operated by Lawrence R. Holeman, II.

Private

Holly Ridge / Topsail Island Airport

N21

Onslow

Holly Ridge,
Topsail Island

1980

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1980. Owned and operated by Grover D. Ellis and Elizabeth Whitley.

Private

Hood Field Airport

66NC

Jones

Dover

2001

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2001. Owned and operated by William E. Hood.

Defunct

Horace Williams Airport,
was Chapel Hill Airport,
was Martindale Field

IGX

Orange

Chapel Hill

1942,
1940,
1928

2018,
1942,
1940
Originally known as Martindale Field for Chapel Hill contractor Lee Martindale and one of the first airfields in North Carolina. Then renamed "Chapel Hill Airport" and offered pilot training and air shows. The airport was purchased by the university in 1940 and renamed for Prof. Horace Williams, who donated much of the land needed to expand the airport. The 1946 USGS topo map depicted Horace Williams Airport as having three unpaved runways, with three small buildings on the southeast side. The airport was closed May 15, 2018 to make way for a solar energy project.

Defunct

Huffman Field

-

Alamance

Burlington

1931

1942
aka Huffman Airport. According to an article from the 9/4/93 issue of the Burlington Times, the first plane landed at this location in 1919, and Glenn Huffman and Dover Fogleman built an airfield here in 1931. Huffman Field was formally dedicated 7/3/33, as commemorated by a postmark. The 1934 Department of Commerce Airfield Directory described Huffman Field as a commercial airport with two 1,800' sod runways, and two hangars were said to be located on the northwest corner of the field. In 1942, the airfield was taken over by the U.S. Army Air Force and renamed to Fairchild Field (see above).

Private

Hurdle Field

4W7

Alamance

Mebane

1966

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1966. Owned and operated by J.H. Hurdle, Jr. One source asserts this airfield is closed.

General
Aviation

Hyde County Airport

7W6

Hyde

Englehard

1981

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1981. Owned and operated by Hyde County.

Private

JAARS-Townsend Airport

N52

Union

Waxhaw

1962

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1962. Owned and operated by JAARS, Inc.

Private

J.W. Stone Airport

75NC

Nash

Middlesex,
Samari

1947

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1947. Owned and operated by J.W. Stone.

Defunct

Jackson County Airport #1

-

Jackson

Addie

c.1935

1960
The first Jackson County Airport was a dirt airstrip in the Addie community east of Sylva in the 1930s. The site was used as an airport until the 1960s.

Defunct

Jackson County Airport #2

-

Jackson

Cullowhee

1960

1978
In the 1960s, a grassy airstrip was opened where the baseball stadium and nursery currently stand on the Western Carolina University campus. This airport was in a bad location, as at one end was Forest Hills Road and at the other end were high-voltage power lines. It was also very close to the Cordelia Camp Laboratory School, Cullowhee Creek, Speedwell Road, and later E.J. Whitmore Stadium. In the 1970s, a new airport was badly needed by the county.

General
Aviation

Jackson County Airport #3

24A

Jackson

Cullowhee,
Webster

1978

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1978. The airport opened in 1978. Soon after, heavy rains and construction deficiencies caused the south end of the runway to begin eroding off. A section of the runway was abandoned and no longer poses a threat, it was stabilized and is at the south end of the airport. In 1990, when under renovation, the Airport's Terminal building was destroyed by a severe storm, and was finally razed in 1999. Today, there is a temporary terminal with a restroom, planning area with wi-fi, and lounge area. A courtesy crew car is available by arrangement. Self-service 100LL fuel is available 24-7. There is one helipad. Owned and operated by the Jackson County Airport Authority.

Private

Jackson Private Airport

NC54

Carteret

Atlantic

1984

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1984. Owned and operated by Jerry Jackson.

Defunct

Jacksonville Airport

-

Onslow

Jacksonville

c.1945

1972
aka Jacksonville Municipal Airport. The original airport for the town of Jacksonville was located to the northeast of the town and was apparently built at some point between 1945-46. Bill Scott owned/rented the Jacksonville Airport in the early 1960s. He ran Onslow Aviation out of the office there. He also worked for the NC State Forest Service and flew for them from there. The 1971 Flight Guide depicted Jacksonville Municipal Airport as having a single unpaved 2,640' Runway 4/22. Since the new airport (Albert J. Ellis Airport, see above) was also opened in 1971, this airport closed down by 1972.

Defunct

Jernigan Airport

-

Hertford

Ahoskie

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Jiles Field Airport

9NC4

Gates

Gates

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Jerome W. Jiles.

Defunct

Johnson Field

-

Randolph

Archdale

-

2006
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Johnson Field Airport

NR77

Harnett

Kipling,
Lillington

2015

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2015. Owned and operated by R.L. Johnson Family, LP.

Private

Johnston Airport

35NC

Iredell

Mooresville

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/2000. Owned and operated by Michael and Don Johnston.

Private

Johnston Farm Airport

10NC

Northampton

Jackson

1970

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1970. Owned and operated by William R. Johnston.

General
Aviation

Johnston Regional Airport

JNX

Johnston

Smithfield

1978

-
Was Johnston County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 6/1978. Opening June 1978, originally as the Johnston County Airport, the Johnston Regional Airport has grown from a 3,700’ runway to a 5,500’ x 100’ runway with a newly constructed terminal building, As of July 2014, provides state-of-the-art amenities for patrons in a modern aeronautic environment. Owned and operated by the Johnston County Airport Authority.

Private

Jordan Field Airport

NR02

Montgomery

Mount
Gilead

2007

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2007. Owned and operated by Jordan Lumber Company.

Defunct

Josephson Airport

-

Buncombe

Emma

1946

c.1948
Was Emma Airport, see above. The April 1946 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Josephson Airport as an auxiliary airfield. Joe Josephson (an enterprising gumball machine supplier) leased the property from Attorney Ellis Jones for 99 years. c.1948, renamed to Asheville Airpark, see above.

Private

K & D Airport

71NC

Caswell

Camp Springs

2001

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/2001. Owned and operated by John K. Roberts.

Private

Kecks Airport

N88

Guilford

Julian

1953

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1953. Owned and operated by L.R. Keck.

Defunct

Keech Airport

-

Beaufort

Pantego,
Pinetown

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Kenly Airport

7NC3

Wilson,
Johnston

Kirby's Crossing,
Kenly

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2003. Owned and operated by Thomas E. Gregorski.

Private

Kimrey Airport

7NC6

Alamance

Hawfields

Unk

-
Owned and operated by William R. Kimrey.

General
Aviation

Kinston Regional Jetport
(Stallings Field)

ISO

Lenoir

Kinston

1978

-
Was Marine Corps Auxiliary Airfield Kinston (see below), was Stallings Air Base, was Kinston Air Base. Kinston Regional Jetport was originally built in 1944 by the United States Navy. It opened in October as a United States Marine Corps flying training airfield. In May 1952, the Air Force renamed Kinston Airfield as Stallings Air Base in memory of Kinston natives Lt. Bruce Stallings, a P-51 Mustang pilot killed in March 1945, and his brother, Lt. Harry Stallings, a B-29 Superfortress navigator killed in April 1945. In April 1957, ATC proposed that the contract training program at Stallings Air Base be closed. The recommendation was approved in September and on 1 October, flying training ended at Stallings. The base was formally inactivated on 27 November 1957. The present air terminal opened in July 1978.

Defunct

Knollwood Airport

-

Moore

Carthage,
Pinehurst

1929

1942
Per AirNav - activated 9/1937. In 1929, the Tufts family, famous for their establishment of the famed Pinehurst Resort, opened a dirt runway and named it Knollwood Airport. In 1935, Moore County acquired the airport from the Knollwood Development Company. From 1942 to 1945, the airport was leased to the U. S. Army Air Corps.

Defunct Military

Knollwood Army Auxiliary Air Field

-

Moore

Carthage,
Pinehurst

1942

1945
From 1942 to 1945, Knollwood Airport was leased to the U. S. Army Air Corps and was used as the Knollwood Army Auxiliary Air Field. In 1945, the airport became the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport.

Type

Airport Name

FAA
LID

County

At / Near
Town

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

Private

L.Z. Carroll Airport

4NC9

Cabbarus

Mount
Pleasant

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/2005. Owned and operated by Douglas R. Carroll.

Defunct

Lake Logan Airfield

-

Haywood

Sunburst

c.1978

c.1980
The 1979 USGS topo map depicted a single 3,600' runway, which actually was somewhat curved as it followed the narrow slice of land in between Route 215 and the west bank of the Pigeon River. The airfield was not labeled at all. Champion International paper company (since absorbed by International Paper) had a fishing retreat called Lake Logan. At some point they built a very narrow paved strip with a sort of cul-de-sac at one end for turning around. It was completely surrounded by huge pine trees, and it is said the company pilot threatened to quit if he had to keep flying in there. No airfield at this location was depicted on the 1980 Sectional Aeronautical Chart. The site of the Lake Logan Airfield was located on the east side of Route 215, just south of Lake Logan.

Private

Lake Norman Airpark

14A

Iredell

Mooresville

1965

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1967. In 1964, the Lake Norman Aviation Club, Inc. (LNAC) negotiated leasing arrangements with Duke Power Co. to use the land. LNAC purchased two airplanes in the Spring of 1965. The first meeting recorded as being held in the new clubhouse was in July 1966. In 1970, the runway was a 2,400 foot grass strip, 20 feet wide and plans were made to construct T-hangers on the field. In 1990, Tom Wilson purchased the airport property and the surrounding acreage, developing a working agreement with the club so that it could continue. In May of 1994, the Lake Norman Airpark Owners Association was incorporated, and this corporation now owns the airpark. The current FBO is Race City Flight Operations.

Private

Lake Ridge Aero Park Airport

8NC8

Durham

Weaver,
Durham

1948

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1948. Owned and operated by BRNJ, Inc.

Private

Laney's Airport

N92

Catawba

Maiden

1971

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1971. Owned and operated by Charles Laney.

Private

Lanni Field Airport

18NC

Caldwell

Gamewell,
Lenoir

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1994. Owned and operated by Arthur and Ruth Lanni.

Private

Larry F. Warren Field Airport

29NC

Orange

Efland,
Hillsborough

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2014. Owned and operated by LFW Properties, LLC.

Private

Laughing Crow Airpark

NR42

Lincoln

Flay

2015

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2015. Owned and operated by Kirkland L. Johnson.

General
Aviation

Laurinburg-Maxton Airport

MEB

Scotland

Laurinburg,
Maxton

1945

-
When the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field (below) closed in 1945, DoD gave the airport and its remaining facilities to the towns of Laurinburg and Maxton. The two municipalities formed a commission to manage and direct the operation of the airport and its surrounding land.

Defunct
Military

Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field

-

Scotland

Laurinburg,
Maxton

1942

1945
Per AirNav - activated 5/1943. The airfield was constructed for the United States Army Air Force during World War II. It was the world's largest Waco CG-4A glider pilot training base from 1942 until 1945. At it peak 10,000 men were stationed at this facility. When the base closed in 1945, DoD gave the airport and its remaining facilities to the towns of Laurinburg and Maxton.

Private

Lea Lumber Company Airport

-

Bertie

Windsor

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Defunct

Lee County Airport
(original)

-

Lee

Sanford

c.1941

c.1952
The April 1944 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Lee County Airport as a commercial or municipal field. The April 1944 US Army/Navy Directory of Airfields described Lee County Airport as having a 1,900' unpaved runway. It was located on the southeast side of town. The original Lee County Airport was evidently closed at some point between 1950-53, as it was no longer depicted on the 1953 USGS topo map. It was located southeast of the intersection of the current Nash Street and Bragg Street.

Private

Lee Creek Airport

NC12

Beaufort

Aurora

1967

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1967. Owned and operated by PCS Phosphate.

Private

Lee's Airport

16NC

Chowan

Rockyhock

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1994. Owned and operated by Lee Sundstrom.

Private

Lewis Airstrip

7NC7

Stokes

Meadows,
Walnut Cove

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1987. Owned and operated by Joseph B. Lewis.

Defunct

Lincoln Airport

-

Lincoln

Lincolnton

c.1964

c.1981
This small general aviation airport was evidently established at some point between 1963-65. The April 1965 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Lincoln Airport as having a 2,700' unpaved runway. The 1968 Flight Guide depicted Lincoln Airport as having a single 2,700' unpaved Runway 16/34. A small ramp was depicted on the east side of the runway with a single building. The Lincoln Airport was apparently closed (for reasons unknown) at some point between 1980-82, as it was no longer listed among active airfields in the 1982 AOPA Airports USA Directory nor depicted on the August 1988 Charlotte Sectional Chart.

General
Aviation

Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport

IPJ

Lincoln

Lincolnton

1986

-
Was Lincoln County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 7/1986. Jointly owned and operated by the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County. The current terminal building opened in May, 2010.

Defunct
Military

Lindley Army Air Field

-

Guilford

Greensboro

1942

1946
In the 1940s, the US Army Air Corps assumed control of the civilian Lindley Field for the duration of WW-II. The airport was a hub for the Overseas Replacement Depot (ORD), a refueling station, and a training site for fighter and bomber pilots. The Army built a second steel hangar and a control tower. The Army Air Corps lengthened the runways and built a new passenger terminal.

Defunct

Lindley Field

-

Guilford

Greensboro

1927

1942
1942, became Lindley Army Air Field. 1946, became Piedmont Triad Airport. Opened May 28, 1927, eight miles west of Greensboro. In 1927, the Tri-City Airport Commission selected 112 acres near the community of Friendship for an airport, and petitioned to become a stop along the congressionally authorized airmail route from New York to New Orleans. Racing pilot Captain Roscoe Turner referred to the airfield as "the best landing field in the south." Friendship, near Greensboro, was selected over neighboring Winston-Salem, which subsequently refused to contribute funds for airport construction and nullified the Tri-City Airport Authority collaborative effor. Greensboro and Guilford County jointly purchased the Friendship property from Paul C. and Helen G. Lindley, and named it Lindley Field in May 1927 with 12,000 people in attendance. The field then had no runways, no lights, no hangar, and no passenger station. Charles Lindbergh stopped at Lindley Field with the "Spirit of St. Louis" on his cross-country tour celebrating the advances of aviation on October 14, 1927. Regular mail service started in 1928. In July 1942, responsibility for the airport was given to the Greensboro-High Point Airport Authority, with representatives from Greensboro, High Point, and Guilford County. Shortly thereafter the Army Air Corps requisitioned the airport and its facilities for war use and airmail and passenger service was discontinued.

Private

Lindsay Airport

0NC7

Rockingham

Madison

2004

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2004. Owned and operated by Briggs Neal.

Private

Little Mountain Airport

6NC1

Catawba

Drums Crossroads

1974

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1974. Owned and operated by Little Mountain Airport Association.

Private

Lone Hickory Airport

80C

Yadkin

Lone Hickoy,
Yadkinville

1997

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1997. Owned and operated by Harold Holcomb and Jeff Steele.

Private

Lonesome Field Airport

1NC8

Rowan

Gold Hill

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2005. Owned and operated by Billy Gray Bowman.

Private

Long Island Airport

NC26

Catawba

Long Island,
Sherrill's Ford

1964

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1964. Owned and operated by Long Island Airpark Homeowners Association.

Defunct

Louisburg Municipal Airport

-

Franklin

Louisburg

1943

1945
This small airport was located on the southwest side of the town of Louisburg and was built in 1943, based on a request by several local pilots to the town of Louisburg to borrow the town’s motor grader for the grading of this site, from Town of Louisburg minutes dated January 1943. The airport was located at the intersection of U.S. 401 & NC 56, and its runway was oriented northeast/southwest. The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Louisburg Municipal Airport as a 24 acre L-shaped property having a single 1,300' partly turfed northeast/southwest runway. The field was said to have a single 42' x 12' wood hangar. Curiously the field was described as being owned and operated by “Private Interests,” in contradiction to its name of a “Municipal” airport. The October 1946 Charlotte Sectional Chart no longer depicted Louisburg Municipal Airport, but instead depicted the replacement Franklin Field which was constructed a mile to the west.

Private

Lower Creek Airport

NC27

Caldwell

Lenoir

1959

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1959. Owned and operated by Lenoir Aviation Club, Inc.

General
Aviation

Lumberton Municipal Airport

LBT

Robeson

Lumberton

1943

-
aka Lumberton Regional Airport. Per AirNav - activated 1/1943. Owned and operated by the City of Lumberton.

Military

Mackall Auxiliary Airfield Airport

HFF

Hoke,
Richmond

Hoffman

1942

-
Was Mackall Army Air Field. Originally named Camp Hoffman, on February 8, 1943, General Order Number 6 renamed the facility Camp Mackall in honor of Private John Thomas (Tommy) Mackall. Historian Stephen E. Ambrose described the camp as a "marvel of wartime construction," having been converted from 62,000 acres of wilderness to a camp "with 65 miles of paved roads, a 1,200-bed hospital, five movie theaters, six huge beer gardens, a complete all-weather airfield with three 5,000-foot runways, and 1,750 buildings" in just four months. Camp Mackall is the current location of initial qualification training for the U.S. Army Special Forces. On the Hoke and Richmond County Line, most in Richmond County.

General
Aviation

Macon County Airport

1A5

Macon

Franklin

Unk

-
Owned by the Macon County Airport Authority. The current FBO is Franklin Aviation.

Private

Marchmont Plantation Airpark

6NC8

Davie

Advance

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1987. Owned and operated by Marchmont Plantation Airpark, Inc.

Military

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
(Cunningham Field)

NKT

Craven

Havelock

1942

-
aka Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. Per AirNav - activated 6/1943. On May 20, 1942, the facility was commissioned Cunningham Field, named in honor of the Marine Corps' first aviator, Lieutenant Colonel Alfred A. Cunningham. The completed facility was later renamed Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, after a local post office situated among cherry trees. As of January 2019, currently home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. They provide the aviation combat element for the II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Defunct
Military

Marine Corps Air Station Edenton

-

Chowan

Edenton

1943

1946
Per AirNav - activated 6/1943. The airport was originally constructed during World War II by the United States Navy as Marine Corps Air Station Edenton. In this role, it hosted Marine Operational Training Group 81 (MOTG-81) and its subordinate squadrons. MOTG-81 trained pilots, aircrewmen and ground crews on the land-based PBJ-1 medium bomber, a U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps variant of the U.S. Army Air Forces' B-25 Mitchell bomber that was operated by Marine bombing squadrons, primarily in the Pacific theater. In 1946, it was renamed to Naval Auxiliary Air Station Edenton, see below.

Military

Marine Corps Air Station New River
(McCutcheon Field)

NCA

Onslow

Jacksonville

1943

-
aka New River Marine Corps Air Station. Per AirNav - activated 8/1944. The location was placed under the command of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and received its first squadron, VMSB-331 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on March 9, 1943. From mid-1943 through August 1944, Marine bombing squadrons VMB-433, VMB-443 and VMB-612 operating the land-based PBJ Mitchell bomber were stationed there. As WW-II came to an end, MCAAF Camp Lejeune was closed and reverted to caretaker status as an outlying airfield of MCAS Cherry Point. In 1951, the installation was reactivated and became Marine Corps Air Facility Peterfield Point, Camp Lejeune. Only one year later the name was changed again, this time to Marine Corps Air Facility New River. July 1954 marked the arrival of the first operational Marine Aircraft Group, MAG-26, which was transferred from MCAS Cherry Point. The area faced another major name change in 1968, where it was recommissioned as Marine Corps Air Station (Helicopter) New River, marking its growth from a small training area to a major operational airfield. In 1972, the airfield was named McCutcheon Field for General Keith B. McCutcheon, one of the fathers of Marine Corps helicopter aviation. This Air Station was the first Marine Corps base with the new MV-22 Osprey. Near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, it shares some facilities with Camp Geiger.Owned and operated by the U.S. Navy.

Defunct
Military

Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Field Kinston,
Kinston Air Base,
Stallings Air Base

-

Lenoir

Kinston

1944,
1950,
1952

1945,
1952,
1957
Kinston Regional Jetport (see above) was originally built in 1944 by the U. S. Navy. It opened in October as a U. S. Marine Corps flying training airfield. Naval Aviation Cadets received V-5 flight training along with basic flying indoctrination at the airfield until the facility was closed on 31 October 1945. As a result of the Cold War and the expansion of the U. S. Air Force, Kinston Air Base was re-opened on 17 October 1950 by the USAF Air Training Command, as a contract flying training school with T-34 Mentor, T-6 Texan and T-28 Trojan aircraft. In May 1952, the Air Force renamed Kinston Air Base as Stallings Air Base. The base was formally inactivated on 27 November 1957.

Military

Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue

NJM

Carteret

Bogue,
Peletier

1942

-
aka Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field. Per AirNav - activated 6/1943. During WW-II, Bogue was used almost exclusively by the U. S. Marine Corps for VMSB dive-bomber squadron training. Equipped with the SBD Dauntless, the first squadron, VMSB-331, moved to Bogue from MCAS New River in 1943 followed by Marine Aircraft Group 33 (MAG-33) later that year. As of January 2019, Marine Corps Auxiliary Field (MCALF) Bogue is maintained by the Marine Wing Support Group (MWSG-27) and is used by the 2nd Marine Air Wing (MAW) to practice expeditionary airfield procedures. MCALF Bogue is one of only two places in the U.S. where AV-8B Harriers can practice field carrier landings in realistic conditions.

Defunct
Military

Marine Corps Expeditionary Air Field Blue Bird

-

Onslow

Duck Creek

c.1975

c.2011
This small airfield on the property of Camp Lejune is one of 31 Expeditionary Airfields operated by the Marine Corps. It was built between 1970-82, as the airfield is not depicted at all on the 1970 USGS topo map. A 5/2/82 USGS aerial view depicted Blue Bird as having a single paved Runway 13/31. In 1998, the Blue Bird EAF was rebuilt by members of the "Untouchables," Marine Wing Support Squadron 272. TLZ Blue Bird is a vertical/short takeoff & landing (VSTOL) site used by helicopter and AV-8 Harrier pilots for combat mission training. The airfield at Blue Bird consists of a single 1,700' runway, composed of hundreds of interlocking aluminum mats. A taxiway leads a 96' square vertical takeoff and landing pad.

Military

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Atlantic

12NC

Carteret

Atlantic

1942

-
aka Atlantic Field Marine Corps Outlying Field. Was Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Field Atlantic. As a satellite airfield for MCAS Cherry Point, the U.S. Navy acquired 1,470 acres of land in early 1942 near the town of Atlantic in Carteret County, NC, and construction commenced later that year. Atlantic was commissioned as a Marine Corps Auxiliary Airfield in 1943, but plenty of evidence exists to show it operational in 1942. A total complement of 36 aircraft was present on the base in 1943 - 35 SBDs and one J2F Duck amphibian. A hangar was completed in late 1943, as well as barracks, workshops & other buildings. In 1944 a detachment of Air Warning Squadron AWS-16 arrived, as well as VMSB-934 with new Curtiss SB2C Helldivers. The airfield was apparently abandoned at some point between 1956-65, as it was labeled "OLF Atlantic (Navy) (Closed)" on the 1965 Norfolk Sectional Chart. However, it was reported in 2007, “MCOLF Atlantic is the Mid-Atlantic Electronic Warfare Range. We have about 65 people here. I work in the Supply Department."

Military

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Camp Davis

14NC

Onslow

Holly Ridge

1954

-
aka Camp Davis Marine Corps Outlying Field. Was Camp Davis Army Air Field, see above. In 1954, the Marine Corps took out a new lease for approximately 955 acres on the former Camp Davis airfields and surrounding land from International Paper Company. In recent years, the Marine Corps has used Camp Davis as a Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field (MCOLF) for helicopter units based at nearby Marine Corps Air Station New River. Runway 18/36 was re-surfaced with concrete in 1997.

Defunct
Military

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Camp Mitchell

-

Craven

New Bern

1941

1945
On August 8, 1941, the U.S. Marine Corps leased what became an outlying field of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and named it OLF Camp Mitchell. In the beginning of 1942, the Army Air Force used the field for anti-submarine patrols. The field was later closed for seven months during 1942 while two hard surface runways and a runway lighting system were installed. The first Marine aviation units began to arrive at the field in February 1943. Among the units to train at the field during the war was Marine Aircraft Group 34 and fighter squadrons VMF-324 and VMF-511. In January 1944, plans were announced to expand the field. However, these plans were abandoned because the Marine Corps acquired surplus Army fields.

Defunct
Military 

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Greenville

-

Pitt

Greenville

1942

1945
The Greenville Airport was leased by the United States Navy on May 1, 1942, to be an outlying field of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The field was underutilized until November 30, 1942, when it was announced that it would be upgraded by the Civil Aeronautics Administration. The first Marine Corps flying squadrons to arrive were scout bombing squadrons VMSB-343 and VMSB-344 in January 1944. July saw the arrival of fighter squadrons VMF-913 and VMF-914 and October brought the photo reconnaissance squadrons VMD-354 and VMD-954. During the war, MCOLF Greenville was the busiest of MCAS Cherry Point's outlying fields. In 1945, it was returned to the local government and became Pitt-Greenville Municipal Airport (see below).

Military

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Oak Grove

13NC

Jones

Pollocksville

1943

-
aka Oak Grove Marine Corps Outlying Field, aka Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Field Pollocksville. Per AirNav - activated 6/1943. Oak Grove was opened in 1943 as an Outlying Landing Field for adjacent MCAS Cherry Point. The 1st squadron to come aboard was VMF-321, and the base was commissioned as a Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Field in 1943. The September 1943 Norfolk Sectional Chart identified the field as "Oak Grove (Navy)." The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described “Pollocksville MCAAF” as a 1,068 acre triangular property containing three asphalt 4,000' runways. The field was said to have a single hangar with a 78' x 20' door. The 1982 USGS topo map depicted “Oak Grove Airfield” as having three paved runways, taxiways, a ramp, and four small buildings. A 1993 USGS aerial view looking south showed MCOLF Oak Grove to have three paved 4,000' runways (18/36, 5/23 & 9/27), taxiways, and a ramp at the northeast corner.

Defunct

Martin Airport

-

Northampton

Severn

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Martin County Airport

MCZ

Martin

Everetts,
Williamston

Unk

-
Owned by Martin County. The current FBO is Juliet Charlie Aviation.

Private

Martindale Executive Airpark

70NC

Warren

Paschall,
Wise

1974

-
Airport is physically in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Per AirNav - activated 4/1974. Owned and operated by John Whitford Martindale Farms, LLC.

Private

Massengill Airport

NC76

Johnston

Bentonville,
Overshot

1978

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1978. Owned and operated by Jimmy N. Massengill.

Private

Maxwell Airport

3NC7

Alleghany

Sparta

1984

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1984. Owned and operated by W.A. Maxwell.

Private

May Airport

80NC

Guilford

Greensboro

1969

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1969. Owned and operated by Becky May. One source claims this airport is closed.

Defunct

Maynard Field

-

Forsyth

Kernersville,
Winston-Salem

1919

c.1935
Maynard Field was one of the first commercial airports in the South, and was dedicated on December 5, 1919, about halfway between Winston-Salem and Kernersville. With its two intersecting runways measuring 1,890 feet and 1,249 feet, hangar space, and even an early day equivalent of a Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) that made sure the torches were lit at dusk, Maynard Field was named to honor a young North Carolinian pilot named Lt. Belvin W. Maynard.

Defunct

Mayo Airport

-

Rockingham

Mayodan

c.1944

c.1992
The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Mayo Airport as a 5 acre rectangular property having a single 1,100' east/west turf runway. The field was said to have a single 40' x 30' wooden hangar, and was owned & operated by private interests. The 1968 USGS topo map depicted Mayo Airport as having two unpaved runways (17/35 - 3,010' and 9/27 - 1,750'), quite different than the runway orientation depicted in the 1945 directory. The 1991 USGS topo map depicted Mayo Airport as having a single unpaved northwest/ southeast runway, with several small buildings along the east side. Mayo Airport evidently closed at some point prior to 1993.

Private

McCachren Field Airport

3NC6

Cabarrus

Harrisburg

1984

-
aka Harrisburg Airport. Per AirNav - activated 6/1984. Owned and operated by Yates M. McCachren, Jr.

Private

McDonald Field Airport

3NC4

Union

Fairfield,
Marshville

1983

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1983. Owned and operated by James R. and Margaret B. McDonald.

Private

McGee Field Airport

24NC

Union

Fairview,
New Salem

1997

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1997. Owned and operated by The Carriker Farm Group.

Private

McKee Airport

NC70

Robeson

Fairmont

1989

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1989. Owned and operated by Lanness K. McKee.

Private

McLean Brothers Airport

59NC

Guilford

Gibsonville

1938

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1938. Owned and operated Charles E. Moore.

Private

Meadow Brook Field Airport

N63

Stokes

Walnut Cove

1966

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1966. Owned and operated by Charles E. Lasley.

Defunct

Meadowlark Airport

-

Franklin

Franklinton

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Meadstown Airport

NC28

Pasquotank

Nixonton

1970

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1970. Owned and operated by R. Brent Meads.

Private

Meylor Field Airport

9NC9

Guilford

Summerfield

1992

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1992. Owned and operated by Dean Meylor.

General
Aviation

Michael J. Smith Field Airport

MRH

Carteret

Beaufort

1949

-
Was Beaufort-Morehead City Airport. Per AirNav - activated 6/1949. Piedmont Airlines served the airport by 1948 with a daily Douglas DC-3 flight operating direct service to Raleigh/Durham, NC, Greensboro, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Cincinnati, OH and other en route destinations. Wheeler Airlines, a commuter air carrier, served the airport during the mid 1970s with Cessna 402 flights to Charlotte, NC, Norfolk, VA and Raleigh/Durham NC. The airport is named in memory of astronaut Michael J. Smith, a native of Beaufort who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Owned by the Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority.

General
Aviation

Mid-Carolina Regional Airport

RUQ

Rowan

Salisbury

1938

-
Was Rowan County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 1/1938. Owned and operated by Rowan County. Name changed in 2017. Aircraft maintenance, painting and interiors, avionics installation and repair is also available. The airport also offers a flight school, a pilot's lounge and office space rental.

Defunct

Midway Airport

-

Davidson

Thomasville

c.1959

1990
The July 1960 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Midway Airport as having a 2,600' unpaved runway. 1965 aerial photo showed Midway Airport had an asphalt Runway 2/20, with a parallel taxiway on the west side, and six rows of hangars and six light aircraft visible parked outside. Midway Airport was evidently closed by 1990, as it was no longer depicted on the August 1990 Charlotte Sectional Chart. The site of Midway Airport was located southwest of the intersection of Interstate 85 and Old Thomasville Road.

Private

Miles Airport

NC34

Orange

Eubanks

1988

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1988. Owned and operated by Michael G. Miles.

Private

Miller Air Park

NC30

Rowan

Mooresville

1949

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/ 1949. Owned and operated by Miller Air Park, Inc.

Defunct

Miller Municipal Airport

-

Forsyth

Winston-Salem

1927

1942
1942, renamed to Smith Reynolds Airport, see below. A portion of land positioned off Walkertown Avenue (present-day Liberty Street) was located and determined to be the perfect site for a new airport. Clint Miller pledged $17,000 for the development of facilities at the new airfield, so when the new Airport Corporation met for the first time, they decided the new airfield would be named Miller Municipal Airport. Reynolds Aviation would be the main activity at Miller Field for its first five years. There were commuter flights to New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and Baltimore, and weekend taxi service to Wrightsville and Myrtle Beach. In 1932, when Dick Reynolds disbanded Reynolds Aviation, a group of local businessmen formed Camel City Flying Service. Camel City renovated the existing structures, strengthened field lights and installed a grandstand for aerial shows. In 1933, the Civil Works Administration, a program developed by The New Deal, began extending each runway by 500 feet, lining the main hangar floors with concrete and relocating the field lighting system. Throughout the 1930s, Miller Airport was the recipient of many projects supported by the New Deal including a new administration building, a third runway, and a new field lighting system. The airport land was expanded to 170 acres and a fourth runway was added by 1938. In 1940, Charles Norfleet, the president of the Airport Commission, contacted Eastern Air Lines, requesting them to begin servicing Miller Airport. When Eastern agreed to add Miller Airport to its north-south route network, Dick Reynolds and his sisters, trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, donated funds from the Foundation to further modernize and expand the airport. In 1942, Miller Municipal Airport was renamed and dedicated to Smith Reynolds, a pioneer in aviation before his untimely death at the age of 20.

Private

Mitchell Field Airport

17NC

Bladen

Colly,
Carvers

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1994. Owned and operated by Charles G. Mitchell.

General
Aviation

Montgomery County Airport

43A

Montgomery

Star

1965

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1965. Original runway was 3,500' long. 1978, runway, taxiway and apron were resurfaced. Owned and operated by Montgomery County.

Defunct

Montpelier Airport

-

Vance

Harris Crossroads,
Williamsboro

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Moore County Airport

SOP

Moore

Carthage,
Pinehurst

1980

-
Was the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport (see below), was Knollwood Army Air Field (see above). US Airways Express carrier CCAir operated flights to Charlotte with various turboprop aircraft from 1991-2002. Service ended shortly after the September 11th attacks in 2001. Commercial service returned briefly with the arrival of Delta Air Lines in 2006. The airline operated seasonal CRJ flights to its Atlanta hub under the Delta Connection banner. The service ended in November 2007. From 1945 until January 13, 1992, the County leased out the Fixed Base Operations (FBO). The latest FBO being Air Moore, Inc. / Pinehurst Jet Center. In January 1993, Moore County purchased the remaining 16 years of FBO lease from the Pinehurst Jet Center plus all business assets. The County now owns the airport which includes land and buildings as well as the assets of the FBO business. July 20, 1993, the North Carolina General Assembly created the Moore County Airport Authority to operate and maintain the Moore County Airport facilities.

Private

Moretz Riverside Landing Airport

NC00

Lee

Cumnock

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1999. Owned and operated by Aerodyne, Inc.

Private

Morrison Field Airport

48NC

Davidson

Churchland

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2000. Owned and operated by Arthur T. Morrison.

Private

Moss Hill Airport

6NC9

Lenoir

Deep Run

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1987. Owned and operated by Moss Hill Airport, Inc.

General
Aviation

Mount Airy / Surry County Airport

MWK

Surry

Mount Airy

1963

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1968. The Mount Airy / Surry County Airport was created in March of 1963 and the airport is jointly owned by the City of Mount Airy and Surry County

General
Aviation

Mount Olive Municipal Airport

W40

Wayne

Mount Olive

Unk

-
Jointly owned and operated by the town of Mount Olive and Wayne County.

Private

Mountain Air Airport

2NC0

Yancey

Burnsville

1990

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1990. Owned and operated by Mountain Air Airport Facility, Inc.

Private

Mountain View Aerodrome

NC37

Rockingham

Bakers Crossroads,
Wentworth

1988

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1988. Owned and operated by W.N. and E.C. Hester.

Private

Mountain View Airport

20NC

Catawba

Sherrill's Ford

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1994. Owned and operated by R.A. Jeffords, Jr.

Defunct

Mountain Wilderness Airpark

-

Yancey

Burnsville

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Mynatt Field Airport

53NC

Robeson

Fairmont

2000

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2000. Owned and operated by Herbert M. Floyd.

Defunct
Military

Naval Air Station Weeksville

-

Pasquotank

Weeksville

1941

1957
The U.S. Navy started the construction of the Weeksville Lighter Than Air (LTA) air station on August 6, 1941, and completed construction in 1942. Naval Air Station Weeksville was operational from 1941 to 1957. NAS Weeksville's airships played a vital role in German U-boat spotting during WW-II, helping to minimize losses to east coast shipping. The last Navy blimp departed Weeksville in 1946. In 1947, Weeksville became an operational blimp base again, with the arrival of four new blimps. During the Korean War, Weeksville was used for extensive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) blimp operations, hosting a fixed-wing Carrier Air Group, and hosting ASW helicopter squadrons. Budget cuts to the Navy's LTA program in the mid-1950s resulted in the closure of NAS Weeksville as an active naval installation in 1957, when it was decommissioned. In 1959, the facility was used for design testing of communications satellites as part of NASA's Project Echo. In 1966, the decommissioned Weeksville facility was sold to Westinghouse, for use in their blimp operations. In 1989, Westinghouse transferred its blimp operations to TCOM, which subsequently built commercial airships at Weeksville which have operated as "Bud One," "Fuji," and "Met Life."

Defunct
Military

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Edenton

-

Chowan

Edenton

1946

1960
Was Marine Corps Air Station Edenton (above). It was operationally administered by Marine Air Base Squadron 14 (MABS-14), hosting Marine Corps fighter squadrons flying the F9F-2 Panther and attack squadrons flying the AD-4B and AD-5 Skyraider during the Korean War and early years of the Cold War. NAAS Edenton was decommissioned in 1960 and turned over to the local government for conversion to a civilian airport - became Northeastern Regional Airport.

Defunct
Military

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Harvey Point

-

Perquimans

Harvey Point

1942,
1958

1946,
1961
Harvey Point was built in 1942 as a Navy seaplane training base. Courthouse records indicate that in November 1942 the U.S. Navy purchased the point, roughly 1,200 acres, for $41,751. The Navy then constructed an air station on the property for use during WW-II, and commissioned it as Naval Auxiliary Air Station Harvey Point. During WW-II, NAAS Harvey Point was used as a PBM Mariner seaplane base. After the war, NAAS Harvey Point was decommissioned in 1946 and remained de-activated until 1958 when the Navy announced that Harvey Point would serve as the testing grounds for the new Martin P6M Seamaster, an experimental jet-powered long-range seaplane bomber. The project was cancelled in August 1959 when the Navy determined the aircraft was not successful enough for it to continue providing support for the program. Then, in 1961, the Navy returned to the property, and announced that the property was closed to the public; it has remained that way ever since.

Defunct
Military

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Manteo

-

Dare

Manteo

1943

1945
Started out as Dare County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 9/1943. A public airport was under construction at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted the U.S. Navy to abandon its plans to construct a Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Cape Hatteras, and instead focus on this airport, on Roanoke Island, which had a similar runway configuration. The Naval Auxiliary Air Station Manteo (NAAS Manteo) was completed by the Navy and commissioned on March 3, 1943. NAAS Manteo was shared by the Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Navy. As a naval air installation, NAAS Manteo and was used for special training of squadrons of F4F Wildcats, F6F Hellcats, SB2C Helldivers, TBM and TBF Avengers, PBY Catalinas and F4U Corsairs. The Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted anti-submarine patrols from the airfield until the field was placed in caretaker status December 15, 1945. In 1947, NAAS Manteo was dis-established and control of the airfield was returned to Dare County. In 1983, it was taken over by the Dare County Airport Authority, which owns and operates the Dare County Regional Airport.

Private

NC61 Airstrip

NC61

Camden

Tar Corner

2003

-
aka Academi Airstrip. aka Blackwater Airstrip. Per AirNav - activated 9/2003. Owned and operated by Constellis Holdings, LLC.

Defunct

New Hanover County International Airport,
New Hanover County Airport

-

New Hanover

Wilmington

1988,
c.1955

1997,
1988
Was Bluethenthal Field. In the 1950s, the Bluethenthal Airport became known as the New Hanover County Airport. In 1988, the airport added "International" to become known as New Hanover County International Airport. On December 17, 1997 the New Hanover County Airport Authority changed the name to Wilmington International Airport, see below.

Private

Nocarva Airport

NC10

Warren

Macon

1966

-
aka NI-11 Airport. Per AirNav - activated 9/1966. Owned and operated by Nocarva Landowners, Inc.

Private

Noles Field Airport

4NC2

Johnston

McGee Crossroads

2018

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2018. Owned and operated by Greyson Ollen Noles.

Private

North Raleigh Airport

00NC

Franklin

Katesville

1972

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1972. Owned and operated by North Raleigh Airport, LLC.

Defunct

North Wilkesboro Airport

-

Wilkes

North Wilkesboro

c.1928,
c.1946

1941,
1963
The earliest directory listing of North Wilkesboro Airport was in The Airport Directory Company's 1933 Airports Directory. It described North Wilkesboro as a commercial airport, measuring six acres in size. The turf field was said to be oblong in shape, and to measure 1,200' x 300'. The field was said to have a hangar. The North Wilkesboro Airport was evidently temporarily closed at some point between 1938-41, like many other small civilian airports, due to wartime security concerns. The airport apparently re-opened at some point between 1945-48, as the 1948 Winston-Salem Sectional Chart depicted North Wilkesboro Airport as having a 1,500' unpaved runway. North Wilkesboro Airport was listed among active airports in the 1962 AOPA Airport Directory, with a 2,300' turf runway, and the operator listed as Woodruff R. Wallace. At some point between 1962-63, the North Wilkesboro Airport was evidently replaced by a new Wilkes County Airport (one mile to the southwest), which had a paved runway, see below.

General
Aviation

Northeastern Regional Airport

EDE

Chowan

Edenton

1960

-
Earlier - Marine Corps Air Station Edenton (see above), then Naval Auxiliary Air Station Edenton (see above). The airport was originally constructed during World War II by the United States Navy as Marine Corps Air Station Edenton. NAAS Edenton was decommissioned in 1960 and turned over to the local government for conversion to a civilian airport. Currently owned and operated by the City of Edenton.

General
Aviation

Ocracoke Island Airport

W95

Hyde

Ocracoke

1969

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1969. Owned by U.S. National Park Service, and operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The airport also has one (1) helipad (H1).

General
Aviation

Odell Williamson Municipal Airport

60J

Brunswick

Ocean Isle Beach

1971

-
Was Ocean Isle Airport. Per AirNav - activated 4/1971. Owned by the town of Ocean Isle Beach.

Defunct

Owen Field

-

Buncombe

Asheville

1948

c.1962
Was Carrier Field, see above. This small airport was located directly along the north bank of the French Broad River, and was evidently established at some point between 1946-48. The August 1954 USAF Sectional Chart shows it having a 3,000' unpaved runway. The 1962 AOPA Airport Directory described Owen Field as having a single 3,000' turf Runway 9/27, and listed the operator as Dr. J. E. Owen. Owen Field apparently closed (for reasons unknown) at some point between 1961-63. The site of Owen Field was located south of the intersection of Amboy Road and Short Michigan Avenue.

Private

P.K. Airpark

5W4

Hoke

Raeford

1964

-
Was Raeford Municipal Airport. Per AirNav - activated 5/1964. Owned by Billie Thacker. Parachute training company operates here - Skydive Paraclete XP.

Private

Pamlico Airport

7NC0

Pamlico

Bayboro

Unk

-
aka Pamlico County Airport. Owned and operated by Robert Miller. Managed by Dewey Dixon.

Private

Parker Field Airport

8NC7

Jones

Maysville

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2003. Owned and operated by Richard H. Parker, Jr.

Private

Patton Valley Airport

6NR6

McDowell

Nebo

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2014. Owned and operated by Daniel A. Shapiro.

Private

Peacock Airport

4NC7

Wake

Auburn

1985

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1985. Owned and operated by George M. Peacock. One source claims this airport is closed.

Private

Perry Field Airport

-

Person

Roseville,
Roxboro

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Person County Airport

TDF

Person

Roxboro,
Timberlake

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1987. Owned by Person County. Current FBO is Red Mountain Aviation, Inc.

Private

Pettigrew Moore Aerodrome

33NC

Pender

Montague

1998

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1998. Owned and operated by Robert H. Goslee. One source claims this airport is closed.

Private

Philip R. Bunn Airport

51NC

Wake

Hopkins,
Zebulon

2000

-
aka Field of Dreams Airport. Per AirNav - activated 6/2000. Owned and operated by Ramona Bunn.

Defunct

Phillips Airport

-

Graham

Robbinsville

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Primary

Piedmont Triad International Airport

GSO

Guilford

Greensboro

1946

-
Was Lindley Field, then Lindley Army Air Field, see above. In 1946, the U.S. Army Air Corps turned over the airfield to the Greensboro-High Point Airport Authority and it was named Piedmont Triad Airport. In 1958 a new 34,000-square-foot terminal opened, featuring aircraft gates, a restaurant, bank, operations office and counters for tickets and rental cars. In 1982, a new passenger terminal – the heart of today’s terminal – and the airport’s main runway was extended to 10,000 feet, making it the longest in the state. 1993, the third runway was completed. In 2006, the airport opened an expansion to the North Concourse, which added another 40,000 square feet to the terminal and brought the number of gates to 25. The airport also opened a 43,000 square-foot expansion to the main terminal to accommodate security gates at the north and south concourse. In 2010, the airport opened a 9,000-foot parallel runway, which allowed simultaneous aircraft take-offs and landings at the airport for the first time.

Private

Pilot's Ridge Airport

03NC

New Hanover

Carolina Beach

1983

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/1983. Owned and operated by Pilot's Ridge Home Owners Association.

Private

Pine Island Airport

7NC2

Currituck

Corolla

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1987. Owned by Turnpike Properties, Inc. Currently operated by Outer Banks Airlines.

Defunct

Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport

-

Moore

Carthage,
Pinehurst

1945

1980
Was the Knollwood Army Air Field, see above. In 1945, the airport became the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport and Piedmont Airlines began service, ending in the late 1960s. From 1945 until January 13, 1992, the County leased out the Fixed Base Operations (FBO). The latest FBO being Air Moore, Inc. / Pinehurst Jet Center. 1980, name changed to Moore County Airport, see above.

Private

Pineview Air Airport

82NC

Harnett

Pineview,
Johnsonville

2002

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2002. Owned and operated by Grover D. Ellis.

Private

Piney Ridge Airport

NC42

Yadkin

Lone Hickory

1990

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1990. Owned and operated by Ken Cheek.

Private

Pink Hill Airport

NR10

Lenoir

Pink Hill

1963

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1963. Owned and operated by Pink Hill Aero Club.

Primary

Pitt-Greenville Airport
(was Greenville Airport)

PGV

Pitt

Greenville

1940

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1941. The Works Progress Administration constructed the Greenville Airport in 1940 on land that was jointly owned by the city of Greenville and Pitt County. A Civil Pilot training Program operated from the airport until it was leased by the United States Navy on May 1, 1942, to be an outlying field of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, see above. The airport officially opened the renovated air terminal on February 24, 2011. The $7.9 million expansion was funded by the federal stimulus. It took two years of planning and 18 months of construction.

Defunct

Plaza Airport

-

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

c.1928

c.1955
Plaza Airport was operated by Johnny Crowell, a pioneer NC aviator. It may have been established in the 1920s. The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Plaza Airport as a 28 acre cross-shaped property having clay runways, measuring 2,000' north-northeast/south-southwest and 1,400' west-northwest/east-southeast (“badly eroded”). The field was said to have seven wooden hangars, each measuring 40' square, and was described as being owned and operated by private interests. Plaza Airport was evidently closed at some point between 1952-55, as it was no longer depicted on the February 1955 Charlotte Sectional Chart.

General
Aviation

Plymouth Municipal Airport

PMZ

Washington

Plymouth

1978

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1978. Owned and operated by Washington County.

Military

Point of Marsh Target Airfield

-

Carteret

Piney Island

1941

-
Point of Marsh was originally built as a satellite airfield for Cherry Point during WW-II, when PV-1 Venturas and PV-2 Harpoons were used in the anti-submarine role. It was also a training field for pilots to learn how to land on less-than-ideal surfaces, similar to the rough airfields then in use in the Pacific Theater, and as an emergency landing field for pilots low on gas. Unclear if this airfield is still in use.

Military

Pope Field

POB

Cumberland

Fayetteville

1919

-
Began as Pope Field, then Pope Army Air Field, then Pope Air Force Base. The War Department officially established Pope Field in 1919 at Camp Bragg, and it ranks as one of the oldest installations in the Air Force. It is named after 1st Lt. Harley Halbert Pope who was killed on January 7, 1919, when the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny he was flying crashed into the Cape Fear River. On March 1, 2011, Pope Air Force Base was absorbed into Fort Bragg, becoming Pope Field once again. Also, owned and operated by the U.S. Army once again.

Defunct
Military

Portsmouth Island Airfield

-

Carteret

Portsmouth Island

c.1960

c.1980
At some point between 1950-72, a small airfield was established on the island's north shore. The precise purpose of the airfield has not been determined. The earliest depiction which has been located of Portmouth Island Airfield was on the 1972 USGS topo map. It depicted a northeast/ southwest clearing of one runway, but did not label the airfield. It was apparently used to bring hunters and other sportsmen to the island in its better days.

Private

Propst Airport

NC19

Cabarrus

Concord

1964

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1964. Owned and operated by Propst Construction, Inc.

Private

Quiet Acres Airport

NC31

Randolph

Asheboro

Unk

-
Owned and operated by M.L. Mendenhall.

Private

Raeford Rhyne Airpark

NC15

Iredell

Love Valley

1969

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1969. Owned and operated by Raeford Rhyne.

Private

Raeford West Airport

NR20

Hoke

Raeford

2016

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2016. Owned and operated by Julian S. Johnson.

Defunct
Military

Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field

-

Wake

Raleigh,
Durham

1943

1948
While under construction, the original RDU was taken over in 1942 by the federal government for use during WW-II. The base was designated Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field in January of 1943 with barracks and three runways becoming operational on May 1, 1943. The base served as a training facility for the Army Air Corps until Jan. 1, 1948.

Primary

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

RDU

Wake

Raleigh,
Durham

1943

-
Was also Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field (see above), then Raleigh-Durham Airport. The new Raleigh–Durham Airport opened on May 1, 1943 with flights by Eastern Airlines. The passenger terminal was built from materials remaining after the construction of four barracks for the Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command airfield. Eastern Airlines was permitted use of the airfield and began service from RDU to New York and Miami in 1943. These flights stopped in Richmond, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia during the four-hour flight to New York. Stops were made in Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando, Vero Beach and West Palm during the six-hour flight to Miami. The three runways the airport had in 1951 are still visible on the southeast side of the airport: 4500-ft Runway 5, 4500-ft Runway 18 and 4490-ft Runway 14.

Private

Raleigh East Airport

W17

Wake

Knightdale

1964

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1964. Owned and operated by J.T. Knott, Jr. Services include - Raleigh East Flight Training.

Reliever

Raleigh Executive Jetport at
Sanford-Lee County Airport

TTA

Lee

Sanford

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by the Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport Authority. The current terminal was built when the jetport opened in 1999.

Defunct

Raleigh Municipal Airport

-

Wake

Raleigh

1929

1972
The region's first airport opened in 1929 as Raleigh Municipal Airport, south of town. Raleigh's first air transportation hub was established by the Curtiss Wright Flying Service at the present-day location of the intersection of Tryon Road and U.S. 70-401, south of Raleigh. The company leased the property, and built three runways and a hangar. Eastern Air Transport, the predecessor of Eastern Airlines, began passenger and airmail service to Raleigh Municipal Airport in 1932 using Curtiss Kingbird biplanes. They operated two daily trips between New York and Miami. Curtiss Wright Flying Service went bankrupt, and the city leased the property in 1933. The 1934 Department of Commerce Airfield Directory described Raleigh Municipal as having three clay, sand, and grass runways, with the longest being the 3,475' northwest/southeast strip. The hangar was said to have "Raleigh" painted on the roof. The City of Raleigh held the lease until 1940, when it joined in the land purchase for a replacement airline airport, Raleigh-Durham Airport, twelve miles to the northwest. Raleigh Municipal was still listed among active airports in the 1962 AOPA Airport Directory, with three asphalt runways (14/32: 2,800' long, 4/22: 2,600' long, and 9/27: 1,800' long), and the operator listed as Justice Aero Company. The last aeronautical chart depiction which has been located of Raleigh Municipal Airport was on the 1972 Charlotte Sectional Chart. It depicted Raleigh as having three paved runways, with the longest being 2,600'. Raleigh Municipal Airport closed in 1972.

Private

Reagan's Roost Ultralight Flightpark

85NC

Jackson

Addie

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2003. Owned and operated by Mark Reagan.

Private

Reed Mine Airport

5NC3

Stanly

Locust

2018

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/ 2018. Owned and operated by Christopher Logan.

General
Aviation

Richmond County Airport

RCZ

Richmond

Rockingham

1943

-
Was Rockingham-Hamlet Airport. Per AirNav - activated 4/1943. Owned and operated by Richmond County.

Private

Riley Field Airport

1NC5

Franklin

Bunn

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1994. Owned and operated by Donnie B. Bunn.

Private

Rivercliff Airport

NC32

Davie

Farmington

1992

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1992. Owned and operated by Mark and Jodi Wiley.

Private

Riverside Airport

-

Washington

Plymouth

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Riverside Farm Airport

30NC

Davie

Farmington

1998

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1998. Owned and operated by Richard Budd. FAA LID 30NC also used for Happy Bottom Airport, see above. These seem to be the same airport since both owned by Richard Budd, and all mapping seems to be the same location.

Private

Robertson Field Airport

NC63

Forsyth

Winston-Salem

1972

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1972. Owned and operated by William L. Robertson.

Private

Rocking A Farm Airport

NC86

Bladen

Tarheel,
White Oak

1996

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1996. Owned and operated by Rocking A Ranch, Inc.

General
Aviation

Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport

SIF

Rockingham

Stoneville,
Wentworth

1975

-
aka Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport. aka Shiloh Airport. Per AirNav - activated 12/1975. Owned and operated by Rockingham County.

Defunct

Rocky Mount Downtown Airport,
Rocky Mount Municipal Airport

-

Nash

Rocky Mount

c.1970,
c.1935

c.1984,
c.1970
Was Eagle Airport, see above. The field was described as having a 3,600' x 1,800' sand and sod landing area. A single hangar was depicted on the east side of the field. The airport was described in the 1962 AOPA Airport Directory as having two paved runways. Rocky Mount Municipal Airport was renamed Rocky Mount Downtown Airport at some point between 1968-72, after the larger Rocky Mount Wilson Airport had been built to the south. The 1968 Flight Guide depicted Rocky Mount Municipal as having two paved runways: 4,000' Runway 15/33 and 3,785' Runway 3/21, as well as a taxiway leading to a ramp on the southeast side of the field with a single building, probably a hangar.

General
Aviation

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport

RWI

Nash

Rocky Mount

1973

-
Per FAA records, activated in 1973. Owned by the Rocky Mount–Wilson Airport Authority.

Private

Ron's Ultralight Field Airport

1NC1

Chatham

Mandale,
Pittsboro

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2003. Owned and operated by Ronald W. Schultz.

Private

Rooster Field Airport

84NC

Moore

Cameron,
Vass

2002

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2002. Owned and operated by Charles G. Fitzgerald.

Private

Ruby's Landing Airport

70NR

Sampson

Newton Grove

2013

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/2013. Owned and operated by Kenneth E. Cox.

General
Aviation

Rutherford County Airport
(Marchman Field)

FQD

Rutherford

Rutherfordton

1975

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1975. Owned and Operated by the Rutherford County Airport Authority.

Private

Safe Field Airport

NC48

Duplin

Wallace

1989

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1989. Owned and operated by Carolyn M. Colwell.

Private

Sandy Run Acres Airport

9NC6

Brunswick

Leland,
Northwest

2013

-
Owned and operated by Louis E. Burriss. FAA LID 9NC6 also used for Hoke Community Hospital heliport.

Defunct

Sanford-Lee County Airport

-

Lee

Sanford

1962

2000
aka Sanford-Lee County Brick Airport. The 1962 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Sanford as having a 3,500' unpaved runway. The 1967 Flight Guide depicted the field as having a single 3,500' paved Runway 3/21. The 1999 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Sanford-Lee County Brick Airport as having a 4,300' paved runway. Sanford-Lee County Brick Airport closed in 2000 when the larger Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County Airport airport was opened on the northeast side of Sanford in 1999 (see above). The primary reason for the replacement of this airfield was the inability to obtain a precision instrument approach, due to the proximity of railroad tracks to the runway.

Private

Schneider Haven Airstrip

NC75

Iredell

Harmony

1996

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1996. Owned and operated by David Schneider.

Private

Scotland Neck East Airport

2NC7

Halifax

Scotland Neck

1983

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1983. Owned and operated by Robert A. Bell.

Private

Scottbrook Farm Airport

2NC4

Wayne

Goldsboro,
Grantham

1982

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1982. Owned and operated by Kenneth Scott.

Military

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

GSB

Wayne

Goldsboro

1942,
1956

1946,
Present
Was Seymour Johnson Army Air Field. The base was activated on June 12, 1942, as Headquarters, Technical School, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command. Seymour Johnson Field was de-activated in May 1946. On April 1, 1956, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was re-activated as a Tactical Air Command base. Three months later, the 83rd Fighter-Day Wing was assigned to the base as the primary unit. The 4th Fighter Wing replaced the 83rd on Dec. 8, 1957. Since reopening, the base has been home to B-52 bombers, KC-10 and KC-135 tankers from Strategic Air Command and F-4 and F-16 fighters from the Michigan Air National Guard.

General
Aviation

Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport

EHO

Cleveland

Shelby

1958

-
Was Shelby Municipal Airport. Per AirNav - activated 8/1958. Owned by the City of Shelby, it is home to the Shelby Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, the USAF Civilian Auxiliary.

Private

Shiflet Field Airport

9A9

McDowell

Marion

1937

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1937. Owned and operated by the Marion Airport Commission.

General
Aviation

Siler City Municipal Airport

SCR

Chatham

Siler City

1965

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1965. Owned by the Town of Siler City. Current FBO is Cardinal Air.

Private

Silver Creek Airport

NC52

Burke

Morganton

1964

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1964. Owned and operated by Silver Creek Aviation, Inc.

Military

Simmons Army Airfield
(at Fort Bragg)

FBG

Cumberland

Fayetteville

1952

-
As part of Exercise Test Drop in August 1952, the 406th Engineer Brigade constructed an airfield in the vicinity of Smith Lake on land acquired by Fort Bragg. The field was originally known as Smith Lake Airfield. In June 1952 the 6th Transportation Company (Helicopter) arrived with 21 Sikorsky H-19C Chickasaw, and two Bell H-13 Sioux helicopters; it deployed to Korea in December 1952 as the first combat helicopter company. Simmons is home to 203 aircraf, which include UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters, AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters. Simmons Army Airfield supports combat training and rapid contingency deployments of Fort Bragg’s airborne and special operations communities.

Private

Six Oaks Airport

NC67

Buncombe

Asheville

2006

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/2006. Owned and operated by Peter Fontaine.

Private

Sky Manor Airport

N22

Onslow

Jacksonville

1977

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1977. Owned and operated by A.V. Jones.

Private

Skyland Airport

NC50

Ashe

Nathan's Creek, Scottville

1976

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1976. Owned and operated by James M. Stump.

Defunct

Skyline Peak Airport

-

Madison

Mars Hill

2009

2012
This mountaintop runway, literally carved out of the slope of a mountain at 4,500' elevation, was evidently built in connection with the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, located a half-mile to the northeast. The FAA Airport/Facility Directory described Skyline Peak Airport as being activated in June 2009. It was evidently closed (for reasons unknown) at some point between 2010-2013. It was said to be owned by TW Ventures, and the manager listed as K. Sebok. Skyline Peak Airport was located south of the intersection of Wolf Ridge Road and Airport Road, appropriately enough.

Private

Sloop Airport

41NC

Rowan

China Grove

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Danny H. Sloop.

Private

Smith Air Strip Airport

25NC

Randolph

Asheboro

1996

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1996. Owned and operated by Jeff Smith.

General
Aviation

Smith Reynolds Airport

INT

Forsyth

Winston-Salem

1942

-
Was Miller Municipal Airport (see above). In 1942, Miller Municipal Airport was renamed and dedicated to Smith Reynolds, a pioneer in aviation before his untimely death at the age of 20. From 1942 until 1945, Smith Reynolds Airport served as a training base for military pilots in addition to its commercial and private airline services. Owned by Forsyth County. Current FBO is Signature Flight Support.

Private

Sossaman Field Airport

57NC

Swain

Bryson City

1958

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1958. Owned and operated by Leroy Sossamon.

Private

South Oaks Aerodrome

05N

Pitt

Ayden,
Winterville

2005

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2005. Owned and operated by Charles A. Lewis, Jr. Specialize in tail wheel airplane training.

Private

South River Airport

NC93

Rowan

Franklin,
Woodleaf

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1999. Owned and operated by Alfred Wilson.

Private

Southeast Greensboro Airport

3A4

Guilford

Greensboro

1979

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1979. Owned and operated by Jennifer Ward and Andrew Williams.

Private

Southern Comforts Aerodrome

61NC

Robeson

Parkton

1976

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1976. Owned and operated by William K. Johnson and Walter McGill. One source claims this airport is closed.

Private

Southern Skies Airport

NR04

Alexander

Taylorsville

2007

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2007. Owned and operated by Southern Skies, Inc.

Private

Spencer Airport

NC35

Cabarrus

Concord

1947

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1947. Owned and operated by B&A, Inc.

Private

Spencer Field Airport

7NC9

Randolph

Asheboro

1988

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/1988. Owned and operated by J.C. Spencer.

Private

Spring Paths Airport

42NC

Nash,
Franklin

Spring Hope,
Bunn

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Carol James. Airfield is on the Franklin/Nash county line.

Private

Stag Air Park

7NC1

Pender

Burgaw

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1987. Owned and operated by Stag Air Park, Inc.

Military

Stanly County Air National Guard Station

VUJ

Stanly

Albemarle

1979

-
Stanly County Airport (see below) co-exists with this regional training site for the North Carolina Air National Guard. The 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron (235 ATCS) operates the control tower at the airport. Also located at the airport's Air National Guard Station are the 118th Air Support Operations Squadron (118 ASOS), 156th Weather Flight (156 WF) and the 263d Combat Communications Squadron (263 CCS). Runway 4R/22L was frequently used as an assault strip by the C-130s of the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing (145 AW) based in Charlotte; that unit is now transitioning to the C-17 Globemaster III.

General
Aviation

Stanly County Airport

VUJ

Stanly

Albemarle

1979

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1979. Stanly County Airport Authority was created by an Act of the North Carolina General Assembly on May 21, 1971. It opened in early 1979.

Private

Star Hill Golf Club Airport

60NC

Carteret

Peletier,
Cape Carteret

1960

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1969. Owned and operated by Star Hill Golf & Country Club.

General
Aviation

Statesville Regional Airport

SVH

Iredell

Statesville

1940

-
Was Statesville Municipal Airport. Per AirNav - activated 3/1940. Owned by the City of Statesville. Current FBO is Statesville Flying Service.

Private

Steiger Field Airport

NC78

Catawba

Propst Crossroads,
Hickory

2018

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2018. Owned and operated by Brian and Holly Steiger.

Private

Stoneriver Airport

NC09

Iredell

Turnersburg

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2003. Owned and operated by Cathy J. Norris.

Private

Strickland Field Airport

89NC

Columbus

Fair Bluff

2004

-
Per AirNav - activated 9/2004. Owned and operated by Howell Strickland.

Private

Sugar Valley Airport

5NC2

Davie

Mocksville

1970

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1970. Owned by Human Service Alliance, Inc.

Private

Summey Airpark

8NC2

Rutherford

Caroleen

1991

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1991. Owned and operated by J. Clark Summey.

Private

Swan Creek Airport

78A

Yadkin

Jonesville

1942

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1942. Owned and operated by Billy Cockrell.

Private

Tailwinds Airport

06NC

Robeson

Oakland,
St. Pauls

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1993. Owned and operated by Robert Rogers.

Private

Tara Airbase Airport

5NC1

Davie

Jerusalem,
Davie Xroads

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/ 1986. Owned and operated by Colonial Airlines.

General
Aviation

Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport

ETC

Edgecombe

Tarboro

1961

-
aka Tarboro-Edgecombe County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 4/1961. Owned by the Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport Authority.

Private

Taylorsville Airport

NC2

Alexander

Taylorsville

1962

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1962. Owned and operated by Taylorsville Flying Service, Inc.

Private

Thompson Farms Airport

6NC5

Edgecombe

Leggett,
Whitakers

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1986. Owned and operated by Harold Thompson.

Private

Tobacco Road Airport

NR88

Moore

Carthage

2011

-
Per AirNav - activated 2/2011. Owned and operated by MPC Properties.

Defunct

Todd's Airport

-

Bertie

Windsor

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Topsail Airport

01NC

Pender

Holly Ridge,
Surf City

1992

-
aka Topsail Airpark. Per AirNav - activated 8/1992. Owned and operated by John F. Young.

Private

Transylvania Community Airport

3NR3

Transylvania

Penrose

1999

-
aka Transylvania County Airport. Per AirNav - activated 5/1999. Owned and operated by Kenneth T. Allison.

General
Aviation

Tri-County Airport

ASJ

Hertford

Ahoskie

Unk

-
Owned and operated by the Tri-County Airport Authority.

Defunct

Tri-County Airport

-

Craven

Vanceboro

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Triangle North Executive Airport

LHZ

Franklin

Louisburg

1993

-
Was Franklin County Airport, then Franklin County Regional Airport. Per AirNav - activated 3/1993. It was known as the Franklin County Regional Airport until November 2008, when the Board of Commissioners of Franklin County approved the new name. Owned and operated by Franklin County.

Private

Triple F Airpark

9NR7

Sampson

Salemburg

2008

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/2008. Owned and operated by M.D. Faircloth.

Private

Triple M Airport

4NC5

Carteret

Peletier,
Cape Carteret

1985

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1985. Owned and operated by Lacy Edward McNeill.

Private

Triple W Airport

5W5

Wake

Raleigh

1975

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1975. Owned and operated by Triple W Enterprises, Inc.

Private

Tucker Field Airport

3NC3

Stanly

Locust

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1993. Owned and operated by Richard D. Tucker.

Private

Turbeville Airport

NC78

Columbus

Tabor City

2013

-
Owned and operated by Jimmy Turbeville. One source claims this airport is closed. NC78 is also used to identify Steiger Field, see above.

Private

Tusquittee Landing Airport

NC08

Clay

Tusquittee

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1986. Owned and operated by Tusquittee Landing Flyers Association, Inc.

Private

Twin Lakes Airport

8A7

Davie

Advance,
Mocksville

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Dr. Philip Martin.

Private

Twin Oak Airport

NC69

Sampson

Roseboro,
Garland

1990

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1990. Owned and operated by Ray Dailey.

Private

Ventosa Plantation Airport

NC66

Halifax

Scotland Neck

1977

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1977. Owned and operated by Alex McLennan, Jr.

Private

Viking Airport

94NC

Hoke

Raeford

1974

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1974. Owned and operated by Eric M. Christensen.

Defunct

Ward Airport

-

Northampton

Conway

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Warf Airport

6A5

Rockingham

Reidsville

1946

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1946. Owned and operated by Linda Mae Warf.

General
Aviation

Washington-Warren Airport
(Warren Field)

OCW

Beaufort

Washington

1942

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1942. Washington-Warren Airport is the home of Metro Aviation and their Vidant Medical Transport Program. Also home to Mission Air Care, a Christian aviation ministry. Owned and operated by the City of Washington.

Defunct

Warren County Airport

-

Warren

Warrenton

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

General
Aviation

Wayne Executive Jetport

GWW

Wayne

Goldsboro

1967

-
Was Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport. Per AirNav - activated 11/1967. Owned and operated by Wayne County.

Private

Wedgewood Airport

-

Forsyth

Bethania

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Welborn Farm Airport

3NC1

Yadkin

Boonville

1983

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1983. Owned and operated by Marion G. Welborn.

Private

West Airport

62NR

Cabarrus

Mount Pleasant

2010

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/2010. Owned and operated by William H. West.

General
Aviation

Western Carolina Regional Airport

RHP

Cherokee

Andrews

1947

-
Was Andrews-Murphy Airport. Per AirNav - activated 7/1947. Owned and operated by Cherokee County.

Private

Western North Carolina Air Museum Airport

8NC9

Henderson

Hendersonville

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1999. Owned and operated by Elmo Leland Johnson.

Private

Wheat Field Airport

56NC

Polk

Green Creek

2001

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/2001. Owned and operated by Mitch Scott.

Defunct

White Oak Airport

-

Onslow

Jacksonville

c.1976

c.1983
aka Piney Green International Airport. The 1977 USGS topo map depicted the field as having a single 2,400' unpaved north/south runway. A single small building was depicted on the southeast side of the runway. The field started out as a fueling point for crop dusters and just grew from that. It was open in the 1970s & was a private airstrip, located off Piney Green Road behind White Oak High School. The 1982 AOPA Airports USA Directory listed the field as a private airfield, humorously named “Piney Green International.” White Oak and Piney Green International were indeed the same place. It is suspected that the term Piney Green International was more a joke than a real name for the place. It closed in the early 1980s. The site of White Oak Airport was located northeast of the intersection of Piney Green Road and Halltown Road.

Private

Whiteheart Farm Airport

08NC

Forsyth

Lewisville

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1993. Owned and operated by William H. Whiteheart.

Private

Whitfield Farms Airport

4W4

Person

Hurdle Mills

1963

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1963. Owned and operated by Robert O. Whitfield, Jr.

Private

Whitfield's East Airport

23NR

Hyde

Fairfield

2009

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/2009. Owned and operated by Timothy D. Whitfield.

Private

Wilgrove Air Park

8A6

Mecklenburg

Charlotte

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Wilgrove Investments, LLC. Home of Wilgrove Aviation and Flight School.

Private

Wilhelm Airport

6NC2

Rowan

China Grove,
Kannapolis

1986

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/1986. Owned and operated by R.E. Wilhelm.

Defunct

Wilkes County Airport
(Original)

-

Wilkes

Wilkesboro

1962

1990
Between 1962-63, the North Wilkesboro Airport (1 mile to the northeast) (see above) was evidently replaced by this new Wilkes County Airport. The April 1964 Winston-Salem Sectional Chart depicted the new Wilkes County Airport as having a 3,600' hard-surface runway. The 1982 AOPA Airport Directory described Wilkes County Airport as having a 4,250' paved Runway 6/24, and listed the operator as Wilkes Aviation Center Inc. The original Wilkes County Airport was closed at an unknown date (between 1987-90), when it was replaced by a newer and larger Wilkes County Airport at a different location to the northeast. This original Wilkes County Airport was located at the end of Stokes Street, northwest of Route 268.

General
Aviation

Wilkes County Airport
(Current)

UKF

Wilkes

North Wilkesboro

1990

-
The current Wilkes County Airport is the successor of two previous airfields in Wilkes County - the original Wilkes County Airport (see above) and the North Wilkesboro Airport (see above). Per AirNav - activated 6/1990. Owned and operated by Wilkes County.

Private

William Irving Lewis Airport

09NC

Lee

Pineview

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1993. Owned and operated by John Irvin Lewis.

Private

Willow Creek Airport

9NC7

Cabarrus

Mount Pleasant

2004

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/2004. Owned and operated by Mark Searcy.

Defunct
Military

Wilmington Army Air Field

-

New Hanover

Wilmington

1941

1945
Was Bluethenthal Field, see above. On December 8th, 1941, the Army Air Corps moved onto the civilian Bluethenthal Field and remained for the duration of the war. At its height, the airport offered a complete bomber command station and facility support including a hospital and administrative offices. The Army expanded the airfield with three new 7,000-foot runways. During World War II, the airfield was used by the U. S. Army Air Force Third Air Force for anti-submarine patrols and training using P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. After the war, the federal government declared Bluethenthal Field surplus property, and under the Surplus Property Act of 1944 the facility was deeded to the county at no cost to New Hanover County. Bluethenthal Airport resumed operations soon thereafter, see above.

Primary

Wilmington International Airport

ILM

New Hanover

Wilmington

1997

-
Was New Hanover County International Airport, see above. On December 17, 1997 the New Hanover County Airport Authority changed the name of the New Hanover County International Airport to Wilmington International Airport.

Private

Wilson's Airport

E40

Catawba

Propst Crossroads

1982

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1982. Owned and operated by Wilson's Estate - Claude Wilson.

Private

Wilson Industrial Air Center Airport

W03

Wilson

Wilson

1943

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1943. Owned by the City of Wilson. Current FBO is Carolina Air Center, LLC.

Private

Windemere Airport

47NC

Cumberland

Fayetteville

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Samuel W. Bowyer.

Private

Winding Creek Airport

8NC3

Onslow

Sneads Ferry

Unk

-
Owned and operated by D. Fred Allen.

Private

Windsor Farms Airport

4NC3

Cumberland

Linden

2013

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/2013. Owned and operated by Dr. J.K. Garrett.

Private

Winnabow Airport

77NC

Brunswick

Winnabow

1971

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1971. Owned and operated by Frank P. Henry.

Private

Winstead '76' Airport

68NC

Person

Olive Hill,
Leasburg

1976

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1976. Owned and operated by Therit Winstead.

Private

Wolf's Den Airport

NC17

Carteret

Atlantic,
Cedar Island

1988

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1988. Owned and operated by Isaac Goodwin.

Private

Wolf Pit Airport

9NR4

Cabarrus

Mount Pleasant

2014

-
Per AirNav - activated 12/2014. Owned and operated by Gary W. Barrier.

Private

Womble Field Airport

3NC9

Orange

Chapel Hill

1985

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1985. Owned and operated by Warren G. Womble.

Defunct

Wood Airport

-

Nash

Winstead Crossroads

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Woodville Airport

-

Perquimans

Woodville

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Defunct

Yadkin County Airport

-

Yadkin

Yadkinville

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Yonder Airport

NC65

Bladen

Ivanhoe

1977

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1977. Owned and operated by Heath M. Chapin.

Private

Yorks Field Airport

NC13

Randolph

Ramseur

1963

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1963. Owned and operated by Mrs. Lonnie York.

Private

Zoey's Airport

-

Swain

Bryson City

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Private

Zombie Air Force Airport

17NR

Bladen

Ammon

2013

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/2013. Owned and operated by Charles Heatherly. One source indicates this airport is closed.

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