North Carolina - All Known Airports and Airfields by County

North Carolina Counties with Civilian Airports and/or Military Airfields - Active and Defunct

This Author has found no evidence that there have ever been any airports, now or in the past, in Mitchell County and Tyrrell County.

Alamance

Alexander

Allegheny

Anson

Ashe

Avery

Beaufort

Bertie

Bladen

Brunswick

Buncombe

Burke

Cabarrus

Caldwell

Camden

Carteret

Caswell

Catawba

Chatham

Cherokee

Chowan

Clay

Cleveland

Columbus

Craven

Cumberland

Currituck

Dare

Davidson

Davie

Duplin

Durham

Edgecombe

Forsyth

Franklin

Gaston

Gates

Graham

Granville

Greene

Guilford

Halifax

Harnett

Haywood

Henderson

Hertford

Hoke

Hyde

Iredell

Jackson

Johnston

Jones

Lee

Lenoir

Lincoln

Macon

Madison

Martin

McDowell

Mecklenburg

Mitchell

Montgomery

Moore

Nash

New Hanover

Northampton

Onslow

Orange

Pamlico

Pasquotank

Pender

Perquimans

Person

Pitt

Polk

Randolph

Richmond

Robeson

Rockingham

Rowan

Rutherford

Sampson

Scotland

Stanly

Stokes

Surry

Swain

Transylvania

Tyrrell

Union

Vance

Wake

Warren

Washington

Watauga

Wayne

Wilkes

Wilson

-

-

Yadkin

Yancey

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 or airfield that is no longer operational. Each active airport and airfield is assigned a unique FAA LID, and this is used by many organizations.

County

Airport Name

At / Near
Town

Type

FAA
LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

Alamance

Bully Field Airport

Burlington,
Pleasant Grove

Private

22NR

2001

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

Alamance

Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport

Burlington

General Aviation

BUY

1943

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

Alamance

The Duchy Airport

Saxapahaw

Private

5NC5

1986

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

Alamance

Fairchild Field
(was Huffman Field)

Burlington

Defunct
Military

-

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 and 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.

Alamance 

Hinshaw Airport

Snow Camp,
Liberty

Private

N61

1971

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

Alamance

Huffman Field
(aka Huffman Airport)

Burlington

Defunct

-

1931

1942
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).

Alamance

Hurdle Field

Mebane

Private

4W7

1966

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

Alamance

Kimrey Airport

Hawfield

Private

7NC6

Unk

-
Owned and operated by William R. Kimrey.

Alexander

Alexander County Airport

Taylorsville

Private

NC59

1975

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

Alexander

Brown Airport

Taylorsville

Private

6NC4

1986

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

Alexander

Gryder-Teague Airport

Hiddenite,
Taylorsville

Private

NC58

1976

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

Alexander

Southern Skies Airport

Taylorsville

Private

NR04

2007

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

Alexander

Taylorsville Airport

Taylorsville

Private

NC2

1962

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

Alleghany

Maxwell Airport

Sparta

Private

3NC7

1984

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

Anson

Anson County Airport
(Jeff Cloud Field)

Wadesboro

General
Aviation

AFP

1941

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1941. 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. Owned and operated by Anson County.

Anson

Hightower Aero Plantation Airport

Wadesboro

Private

67NC

2005

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

Ashe

Ashe County Airport

Jefferson

General
Aviation

GEV

1977

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

Ashe

Skyland Airport

Nathan's Creek,
Scottville

Private

NC50

1976

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

Avery

Avery County Airport
(Morrison Field)

Ingalls,
Spruce Pine

General
Aviation

7A8

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.

Avery

Elk River Airport

Banner Elk

Private

NC06

1969

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

Beaufort

Keech Airport

Pantego,
Pinetown

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Beaufort

Lee Creek Airport

Aurora

Private

NC12

1967

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

Beaufort

Washington-Warren Airport
(aka Warrent Field)

Washington

General
Aviation

OCW

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.

Bertie

Harrington Airport

Lewiston-
Woodville

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Bertie

Lea Lumber Company Airport

Windsor

Private

-

-

-
Virtually nothing known about this airport.

Bertie

Todd's Airport

Windsor

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Bladen

Bladenboro Airport

Bladenboro

Private

3W6

1947

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

Bladen

Curtis L. Brown, Jr. Field Airport

Elizabethtown

General
Aviation

EYF

1947

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

Bladen

Dublin Field Airport

Dublin

Private

NC82

1979

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

Bladen

Elkins Field Airport

Clarkton

Private

2NR2

2005

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

Bladen

Mitchell Field Airport

Colly,
Carvers

Private

17NC

1994

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

Bladen

Rocking A Farm Airport

Tarheel,
White Oak

Private

NC86

1996

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

Bladen

Yonder Airport

Ivanhoe

Private

NC65

1977

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

Bladen

Zombie Air Force Airport

Ammon

Private

17NR

2013

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

Brunswick

Bear Pen Airport

Supply

Public

NC43

Unk

-
Owned and operated by North Carolina Forest Service.

Brunswick

Cape Fear Regional Jetport

Oak Island

General
Aviation

SUT

1961

-
aka Howie Franklin Field Airport. 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.

Brunswick

Odell Williamson Municipal Airport

Ocean Isle Beach

General
Aviation

60J

1971

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

Brunswick

Sandy Run Acres Airport

Leland,
Northwest

Private

9NC6

2013

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

Brunswick

Winnabow Airport

Winnabow

Private

77NC

1971

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

Buncombe

Asheville Airpark

Asheville

Defunct

-

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.

Buncombe

Asheville Regional Airport

Asheville

Primary

AVL

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.

Buncombe

Baird Bottom Landing Strip

Asheville

Defunct

-

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.

Buncombe

Carrier Field

Asheville

Defunct

-

c.1947

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

Buncombe

Emma Airport

Emma

Defunct

-

c.1928

1946
aka Emma Air Park. 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.

Buncombe

Josephson Airport

Emma

Defunct

-

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.

Buncombe

Owen Field

Asheville

Defunct

-

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.

Buncombe

Six Oaks Airport

Asheville

Private

NC67

2006

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

Burke

Clyde Valley Airport

Morganton

Private

3NC0

1991

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

Burke

Foothills Regional Airport

Lenoir,
Morganton

General
Aviation

MRN

1945

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

Burke

Silver Creek Airport

Morganton

Private

NC52

1964

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

Cabarrus

Buffalo Creek Airport

Concord

Private

4NC8

1986

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

Cabarrus

Carolina Air Park

Kannapolis

Defunct

-

c.1947

c,.1951
aka Carolina Skypark. 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.

Cabarrus

Chalfant Airport

Concord,
Kannapolis

Private

NC77

1978

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

Cabarrus

Concord Airport
(Original)

Concord

Defunct

-

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.

Cabarrus

Concord Army Air Field

Concord

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Cabarrus

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Concord

Reliever

JQF

1993

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

Cabarrus

L.Z. Carroll Airport

Mount
Pleasant

Private

4NC9

2005

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

Cabarrus

McCachren Field Airport

Harrisburg

Private

3NC6

1984

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

Cabarrus

Propst Airport

Concord

Private

NC19

1964

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

Cabarrus

Spencer Airport

Concord

Private

NC35

1947

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

Cabarrus

West Airport

Mount
Pleasant

Private

62NR

2010

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

Cabarrus

Willow Creek Airport

Mount
Pleasant

Private

9NC7

2004

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

Cabarrus

Wolf Pit Airport

Mount
Pleasant

Private

9NR4

2014

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

Caldwell

Foothills Regional Airport

Lenoir,
Morganton

General
Aviation

MRN

1954

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

Caldwell

Lanni Field Airport

Gamewell,
Lenoir

Private

18NC

1994

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

Caldwell

Lower Creek Airport

Lenoir

Private

NC27

1959

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

Camden

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

South Mills,
Tar Corner

Private

NC61

2003

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

Carteret

Circle P Farm Airport

Newport

Private

6NC7

1998

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

Carteret

Dead Cow Field Airport

Beaufort

Private

05NC

2013

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

Carteret

Jackson Private Airport

Atlantic

Private

NC54

1984

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

Carteret

Marine Corps Auxliliary Landing Field Bogue

Bogue,
Peletier

Military

NJM

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.

Carteret

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Atlantic

Atlantic

Military

12NC

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."

Carteret

Michael J. Smith Field Airport

Beaufort

General
Aviation

MRH

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.

Carteret

Point of Marsh Target Airfield

Piney Island

Military

-

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. Most likely not.

Carteret

Portsmouth Island Airfield

Portsmouth
Island

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Carteret

Star Hill Golf Club Airport

Peletier,
Cape Carteret

Private

60NC

1969

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

Carteret

Triple M Airport

Peletier,
Cape Carteret

Private

4NC5

1985

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

Carteret

Wolf's Den Airport

Atlantic,
Cedar Island

Private

NC17

1988

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

Caswell

Caswell Airpark

Yanceyville

Defunct

-

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."

Caswell

Caswell Airport

Yanceyville

Private

6W4

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.

Caswell

H & J Strip Airport

Camp Springs

Private

0NC1

2014

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

Caswell

K & D Airport

Camp Springs

Private

71NC

2001

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

Catawba

Hickory Regional Airport

Hickory

General
Aviation

HKY

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.

Catawba

Laney's Airport

Maiden

Private

N92

1971

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

Catawba

Little Mountain Airport

Drums
Crossroads

Private

6NC1

1974

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

Catawba

Long Island Airport

Long Island,
Sherrill's Ford

Private

NC26

1964

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

Catawba

Mountain View Airport

Sherrill's Ford

Private

20NC

1994

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

Catawba

Steiger Field Airport

Propst
Crossroads

Private

NC78

2018

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

Catawba

Wilson's Airport

Propst
Crossroads

Private

E40

1982

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

Chatham

Brooks Field Airport

Siler City

Private

8NC6

1991

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

Chatham

Dead Dog Airport

Pittsboro

Private

8NC4

1991

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

Chatham

Eagles Landing Airport

Pittsboro

Private

9NC8

1991

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

Chatham

Flint Ridge Airport

Siler City

Private

22NC

1998

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

Chatham

Ron's Ultralight Field Airport

Mandale,
Pittsboro

Private

1NC1

2003

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

Chatham

Siler City Municipal Airport

Siler City

General
Aviation

SCR

1965

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

Cherokee

Fields of the Wood Airport

Murphy

Defunct

-

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.

Cherokee

Western Carolina Regional Airport

Andrews

General
Aviation

RHP

1947

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

Chowan

Lee's Airport

Rockhock

Private

16NC

1994

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

Chowan

Marine Corps Air Station Edenton

Edenton

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Chowan

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Edenton

Edenton

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Chowan

Northeastern Regional Airport

Edenton

General
Aviation

EDE

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.

Clay

Tusquittee Landing Airport

Tusquittee

Private

NC08

1986

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

Cleveland

29NC Airport

Shelby

Private

29NC

1999

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

Cleveland

Cleveland Airport

Polkville

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Cleveland

Dirt Dobber's Grass Strip Airport

Double Shoals

Private

NC97

2005

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

Cleveland

Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport

Shelby

General
Aviation

EHO

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.

Columbus

Bolton Airport

Bolton

Defunct

-

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Columbus

Carolina Bay Airport

Nakina

Private

NR82

2011

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

Columbus

Columbus County Municipal Airport

Brunswick,
Whiteville

General
Aviation

CPC

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Columbus County.

Columbus

Cox Field Airport

Tabor City

Private

81NC

2008

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

Columbus

Strickland Field Airport

Fair Bluff

Private

89NC

2004

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

Columbus

Turbeville Airport

Tabor City

Private

NC78

2013

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

Craven

Canaan Air Base Airport

New Bern

Private

NC20

2008

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

Craven

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

New Bern

Primary

EWN

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.

Craven

Dogwood Farm Airport

Havelock

Private

NC87

1979

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

Craven

Hickory Hill Airport

Havelock

Private

62NC

1974

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

Craven

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (Cunningham Field)

Havelock

Military

NKT

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.

Craven

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Camp Mitchell

New Bern

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Craven

Tri-County Airport

Vanceboro

Defunct

-

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Cumberland

Brock's Airport

Cedar Creek

Private

87NC

2011

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

Cumberland

Eastover Air Ranch Airport

Fayetteville,
Vander

Private

6NC3

1992

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

Cumberland

Fayetteville Regional Airport
(aka Grannis Field)

Fayetteville

Primary

FAY

1949

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

Cumberland

Flyers Airpark

Linden,
Godwin,
Wade

Private

9NC2

1991

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

Cumberland

Grays Creek Airport

Fayetteville

Private

2GC

1989

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

Cumberland

Pope Field

Fayetteville

Military

POB

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.

Cumberland

Simmons Army Airfield
(at Fort Bragg)

Fayetteville

Military

FBG

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.

Cumberland

Windemere Airport

Fayetteville

Private

47NC

1999

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

Cumberland

Windsor Farms Airport

Linden

Private

4NC3

2013

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

Currituck

Barco Flight Strip

Currituck

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Currituck

Cotton Gin Airport

Jarvisburg,
Grandy

Private

NC36

2011

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

Currituck

Currituck County Regional Airport

Currituck

General
Aviation

ONX

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.

Currituck

Pine Island Airport

Corolla

Private

7NC2

1987

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

Dare

Billy Mitchell Airport

Hatteras

General
Aviation

HSE

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.

Dare

Dare County Regional Aiport

Manteo

General
Aviation

MQI

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. 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.

Dare

First Flight Airport
(aka Kitty Hawk Airport)

Kill Devil Hills

General
Aviation

FFA

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.

Dare

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Manteo

Manteo

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Davidson

Davidson County Airport

Lexington

General
Aviation

EXX

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.

Davidson

Flying M Airport

Churchland,
Tyro

Private

2NC6

1983

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

Davidson

Hiatt Airport

Thomasville

Private

N97

1959

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

Davidson

Midway Airport

Holly Grove,
Thomasville

Defunct

-

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.

Davidson

Morrison Field Airport

Churchland

Private

48NC

2000

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

Davie

Bahnson Gliderport

Farmington

Private

43NC

2000

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

Davie

Boyd's Hawks Creek Airport

Mocksville

Private

4NC0

1985

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

Davie

Happy Bottom Airport

Farmington

Private

30NC

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).

Davie

Marchmont Plantation Airport

Advance

Private

6NC8

1987

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

Davie

Rivercliff Airport

Farmington

Private

NC32

1992

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

Davie

Riverside Farm Airport

Farmington

Private

30NC

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.

Davie

Sugar Valley Airport

Mocksville

Private

5NC2

1970

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

Davie

Tara Airbase Airport

Jerusalem,
Davie Xroads

Private

5NC1

1986

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

Davie

Twin Lakes Airport

Advance,
Mocksville

Private

8A7

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Dr. Philip Martin.

Duplin

Duplin County Airport

Kenansville

General
Aviation

DPL

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.

Duplin

Eagles Nest Airport

Potters Hill

Private

6N9

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.

Duplin

Safe Field Airport

Wallace

Private

NC48

1989

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

Durham

Lake Ridge Aero Park Airport

Weaver,
Durham

Private

8NC8

1948

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

Edgecombe

Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport

Tarboro

General
Aviation

ETC

1961

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

Edgecombe

Thompson Farms Airport

Leggett,
Whitakers

Private

6NC5

1986

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

Forsyth

Bert's Airport

Clemmons

Private

NC32

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.

Forsyth

Maynard Field

Kernersville,
Winston-Salem

Defunct

-

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.

Forsyth

Miller Municipal Air Field

Winston-Salem

Defunct

-

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.

Forsyth

Robertson Field Airport

Winston-Salem

Private

NC63

1972

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

Forsyth

Smith Reynolds Airport

Winston-Salem

General
Aviation

INT

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.

Forsyth

Wedgewood Airport

Bethania

Private

-

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Forsyth

Whiteheart Farm Airport

Lewisville

Private

08NC

1993

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

Franklin

Ball Airport

Louisburg

Private

79NC

1971

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

Franklin

Crooked Creek Airport

Bunn

Private

7NC5

1987

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

Franklin

Franklin Airport
(aka Franklin Field)

Louisburg

Defunct

-

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.

Franklin

Griffin Airport

Louisburg

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Franklin

Louisburg Municipal Airport

Louisburg

Defunct

-

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.

Franklin

Meadowlark Airport

Franklinton

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Franklin

North Raleigh Airport

Katesville

Private

00NC

1972

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

Franklin

Riley Field Airport

Bunn

Private

1NC5

1994

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

Franklin

Spring Paths Airport

Spring Hope,
Bunn

Private

42NC

1999

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

Franklin

Triangle North Executive Airport

Louisburg

General
Aviation

LHZ

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.

Gaston

Gastonia Municipal Airport

Gastonia

General
Aviation

AKH

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.

Gates

Jiles Field Airport

Gates

Private

9NC4

1999

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

Graham

Phillips Airport

Robbinsville

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Granville

Henderson-Oxford Airport

Henderson,
Oxford

General
Aviation

HNZ

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.

Greene

Chase Field Airport

Hookerton

Private

58NR

2014

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

Guilford

Air Harbor Airport

Greensboro

Private

W88

1946

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

Guilford 

Causey Airport

Climax,
Julian

Private

2A5

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Winfield Causey.

Guilford

Clayton Airport,
Meadowlark Glider Park

Whitsett

Defunct

-

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.

Guilford

D.S. Butler Farm and Airfield

Oak Ridge

Private

N83

1975

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

Guilford

Greensboro North Airport

Stokesdale,
Summerfield

Private

36NC

1998

-
Per AirNav - activated 6/1998. Owned and operated by Hawks Landing Property. Airport might be in Rockingham County, barely.

Guilford

Kecks Airport

Julian

Private

N88

1953

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

Guilford

Lindley Army Air Field

Greensboro

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Guilford

Lindley Field

Greensboro

Defunct

-

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.

Guilford

May Airport

Greensboro

Private

80NC

1969

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

Guilford

McLean Brothers Airport

Gibsonville

Private

59NC

1938

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

Guilford

Meylor Field Airport

Summerfield

Private

9NC9

1992

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

Guilford

Piedmont Triad International Airport

Greensboro

Primary

GSO

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.

Guilford

Southeast Greensboro Airport

Greensboro

Private

3A4

1979

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

Halifax

Dunroamin Farms Airport

Enfield

Private

76NC

1970

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

Halifax

Ellis Airport

Hobgood

Private

NC84

2018

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

Halifax

Enfield-Shearin Airport

Enfield

Private

NC45

1995

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

Halifax

Halifax County Airport

Roanoke Rapids

Defunct

-

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.”

Halifax

Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport

Halifax

General
Aviation

IXA

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.

Halifax

Scotland Neck East Airport

Scotland Neck

Private

2NC7

1983

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

Halifax

Ventosa Plantation Airport

Scotland Neck

Private

NC66

1977

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

Harnett

Barclaysville Field Airport

Angier,
Barclaysville,
Coats

Private

NC44

2003

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

Harnett

C.A.G. Farms Airport

Angier,
Barclaysville,
Coats

Private

27NR

2002

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

Harnett

Harnett Regional Jetport

Erwin

General
Aviation

HRJ

1981

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

Harnett

Johnson Field Airport

Kipling,
Lillington

Private

NR77

2015

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

Harnett

Pineview Air Airport

Pineview,
Johnsonville

Private

82NC

2002

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

Haywood

Lake Logan Airfield

Sunburst

Defunct

-

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.

Henderson

Asheville & Hendersonville Airport

Fletcher

Defunct

-

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.

Henderson

Asheville & Hendersonville Army Air Field

Fletcher

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Henderson

Bearwallow Farm Airport

Hendersonville

Private

0NC1

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.

Henderson

Bell Mountain Airport

Tuxedo

Private

08NR

2010

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

Henderson

Cane Creek Airport

Fletcher

Private

4NC6

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.

Henderson

Hendersonville Airport

Hendersonville

Private

0A7

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.

Henderson

Western North Carolina Air Museum Airport

Hendersonville

Private

8NC9

1999

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

Hertford

Dragonfly Field Airport

Ahoskie

Private

15NC

2000

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

Hertford

Jernigan Airport

Ahoskie

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Hertford

Tri-County Airport

Ahoskie

General
Aviation

ASJ

Unk

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

Hoke

Mackall Auxiliary Airfield Airport

Hoffman

Military

HFF

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.

Hoke

P.K. Airpark

Raeford

Private

5W4

1964

-
Was Raeford Municipal Airport (5W4). Per AirNav - activated 5/1964. Owned by Billie Thacker. Parachute training company operates here - Skydive Paraclete XP.

Hoke

Raeford West Airport

Raeford

Private

NR20

2016

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

Hoke

Viking Airport

Raeford

Private

94NC

1974

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

Hyde

Garrish Farms Airport

Scranton

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport. Per mapping, looks to be in same location as Hodges Farm Airport, see next item.

Hyde

Hodges Farm Airport

Germantown,
Sladesville

Private

NC73

Unk

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

Hyde

Hyde County Airport

Englehard

General
Aviation

7W6

1981

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

Hyde

Ocracoke Island Airport

Ocracoke

General
Aviation

W95

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).

Hyde

Whitfield's East Airport

Fairfield

Private

23NR

2009

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

Iredell

Atwell Airport

Mazeppa

Private

1NC2

2005

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

Iredell

Flying BJ Airport

Sharon

Private

3NC5

1996

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

Iredell

Johnston Airport

Mooresville

Private

35NC

2000

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

Iredell

Lake Norman Airport

Mooresville

Private

14A

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.

Iredell

Raeford Rhyne Airpark

Love Valley

Private

NC15

1969

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

Iredell

Schneider Haven Airstrip

Harmony

Private

NC75

1996

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

Iredell

Statesville Regional Airport

Statesville

General
Aviation

SVH

1940

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

Iredell

Stoneriver Airport

Turnersburg

Private

NC09

2003

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

Jackson

Jackson County Airport #1

Addie

Defunct

-

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.

Jackson

Jackson County Airport #2

Cullowhee

Defunct

-

1960

1978
n 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.

Jackson

Jackson County Airport #3

Cullowhee,
Webster

General
Aviation

24A

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.

Jackson

Reagan's Roost Ultralight Flightpark

Addie

Private

85NC

2003

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

County

Airport Name

At / Near
Town

Type

FAA
LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

Johnston

Fiddleair Airport

Peacock's Crossroads

Private

63NC

2014

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

Johnston

Hinton Field Airport

Princeton

Private

NC72

1989

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

Johnston

Johnston Regional Airport

Smithfield

General
Aviation

JNX

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.

Johnston

Kenly Airport

Kirby's Crossing,
Kenly

Private

7NC3

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2003. Owned and operated by Thomas E. Gregorski. On the Johnston and Wilson County Line.

Johnston

Massengill Airport

Bentonville,
Overshot

Private

NC76

1978

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

Johnston

Noles Field Airport

McGee Crossroads

Private

4NC2

2018

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

Jones

Bell Strip Airport

Pollocksville

Private

1NC4

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Hiram C. Bell.

Jones

Hood Field Airport

Dover

Private

66NC

2001

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

Jones

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Oak Grove

Pollocksville

Military

13NC

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.

Jones

Parker Field Airport

Maysville

Private

8NC7

2003

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

Lee

Dean Field Airport

Cameron

Private

8NC1

1991

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

Lee

Lee County Airport
(Original)

Sanford

Defunct

-

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.

Lee

Moretz Riverside Landing Airport

Cumnock

Private

NC00

1999

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

Lee

Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County

Sanford

Reliever

TTA

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.

Lee

Sanford-Lee County Airport

Sanford

Defunct

-

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.

Lee

William Irving Lewis Airport

Pineview

Private

09NC

1993

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

Lenoir

Kinston Regional Jetport
(Stallings Field)

Kinston

General
Aviation

ISO

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.

Lenoir

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

Kinston

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Lenoir

Moss Hill Airport

Deep Run

Private

6NC9

1987

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

Lenoir

Pink Hill Airport

Pink Hill

Private

NR10

1963

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

Lincoln

Laughing Crow Airpark

Flay

Private

NR42

2015

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

Lincoln

Lincoln Airport

Lincolnton

Defunct

-

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.

Lincoln

Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport

Lincolnton

General
Aviation

IPJ

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.

Macon

Macon County Airport

Franklin

General
Aviation

1A5

Unk

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

Madison

Skyline Peak Airport

Mars Hill

Defunct

-

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.

Martin

Harris Airport

Williamston

Defunct

-

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.

Martin

Martin County Airport

Everetts,
Williamston

General
Aviation

MCZ

Unk

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

McDowell

Patton Valley Airport

Nebo

Private

6NR6

2014

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

McDowell

Shiflet Field Airport

Marion

Private

9A9

1937

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

Mecklenburg

Bradford Field Airport

Huntersville

Private

NC05

1971

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

Mecklenburg

Brockenbrough Airport

Charlotte

Defunct

-

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.

Mecklenburg

Cannon Airport

Charlotte

Defunct

-

1930

c.1956
Was Charlotte Airport. 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.

Mecklenburg

Carpenter Airfield

Charlotte

Defunct

-

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'.

Mecklenburg

Charlotte Army Air Base
(Morris Field)

Charlotte

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Mecklenburg

Charlotte Municipal Airport,
Douglas Municipal Airport,
Charlotte Douglas Int'l Airport,
Charlotte Air Nat'l Guard Base

Charlotte

Primary,
Military

CLT

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).

Mecklenburg

Delta Air Base

Charlotte

Defunct

-

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.

Mecklenburg

Plaza Airport

Charlotte

Defunct

-

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.

Mecklenburg

Wilgrove Air Park

Charlotte

Private

8A6

Unk

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

Montgomery

Jordan Field Airport

Mount Gilead

Private

NR02

2007

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

Montgomery

Montgomery County Airport

Star

General
Aviation

43A

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.

Moore

Derby Aerodrome

Pinehurst

Private

N26

2015

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

Moore

Gilliam-McConnell Airfield

Carthage

Private

BQ1

2000

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

Moore

Knollwood Airport

Carthage,
Pinehurst

Defunct

-

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.

Moore

Knollwood Army Auxiliary Air Field

Carthage,
Pinehurst

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Moore

Moore County Airport

Carthage,
Pinehurst

General
Aviation

SOP

1980

-
Was the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport (see below), was Knollwood Airport then 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.

Moore

Pinehurst-Southern Pines Airport

Carthage,
Pinehurst

Defunct

-

1945

1980
Was the Knollwoord Airport then 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.

Moore

Rooster Field Airport

Cameron,
Vass

Private

84NC

2002

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

Moore

Tobacco Road Airport

Carthage

Private

NR88

2011

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

Nash

Double S Airport

Red Oak

Private

19NC

1994

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

Nash

Eagle Airport

Rocky Mount

Defunct

-

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.

Nash

J.W. Stone Airport

Middlesex,
Samaria

Private

75NC

1947

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

Nash

Rocky Mount Municipal Airport,
Rocky Mount Downtown Airport

Rocky Mount

Defunct

-

c.1935,
c.1970

c.1970,
c.1984
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.

Nash

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport

Rocky Mount

General
Aviation

RWI

1973

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

Nash

Spring Paths Airport

Spring Hope,
Bunn

Private

42NC

1999

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

Nash

Wood Airport

Winstead Crossroads

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

New Hanover

Bluethenthal Field

Wilmington

Defunct

-

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.

New Hanover

Fort Fisther Army Air Field

Fort Fisher,
Kure Beach

Defunct
Military

-

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.

New Hanover

New Hanover County Airport,
New Hanover County International Airport

Wilmington

Defunct

-

c.1955,
1988

1988,
1997
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.

New Hanover

Pilot's Ridge Airport

Carolina Beach

Private

03NC

1983

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

New Hanover

Wilmington Army Air Field

Wilmington

Defunct
Military

-

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.

New Hanover

Wilmington International Airport

Wilmington

Primary

ILM

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.

Northampton

Glover Airport

Seaboard

Private

45NC

1999

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

Northampton

Johnston Farm Airport

Jackson

Private

10NC

1970

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

Northampton

Martin Airport

Severn

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Northampton

Ward Airport

Conway

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Onslow

Albert J. Ellis Airport

Jacksonville

Primary

OAJ

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.

Onslow

Camp Davis Army Air Field,
Hollyridge Army Air Field

Holly Ridge

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Onslow

Epley Airport

Belgrade,
Jacksonville

Private

52NC

2000

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

Onslow

Hell and Purgatory Airport

Richlands

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Onslow

Holly Ridge / Topsail Island Airport

Holly Ridge,
Topsail Island

Private

N21

1980

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

Onslow

Jacksonville Airport

Jacksonville

Defunct

-

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.

Onslow

Marine Corps Air Station New River (McCutcheon Field)

Jacksonville

Military

NCA

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.

Onslow

Marine Corps Expeditionary Air Field Blue Bird

Duck Creek

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Onslow

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Camp Davis

Holly Ridge

Military

14NC

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.

Onslow

Sky Manor Airport

Jacksonville

Private

N22

1977

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

Onslow

White Oak Airport

Jacksonville

Defunct

-

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.

Onslow

Winding Creek Airport

Sneads Ferry

Private

8NC3

Unk

-
Owned and operated by D. Fred Allen.

Orange

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

Chapel Hill

Defunct

-

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.

Orange

Larry F. Warren Field Airport

Efland,
Hillsborough

Private

29NC

2014

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

Orange

Miles Airport

Eubanks

Private

NC34

1988

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

Orange

Womble Field Airport

Chapel Hill

Private

3NC9

1985

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

Pamilico

Bay Creek Airport

Mesic

Private

4NC2

1985

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

Pamilico

Benton Farm Airport

Whartonville

Private

74NC

2005

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

Pamilico

Pamlico Airport

Bayboro

Private

7NC0

Unk

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

Pasquotank

Crabbe Airport

Weeksville,
Elizabeth City

Private

3NR4

2013

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

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City Municipal Airport (1st)

Elizabeth City

Defunct

-

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.

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City Municipal Airport (2nd)

Elizabeth City

Defunct

-

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.

Pasquotank

Elizabeth City Regional Airport,
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City

General
Aviation,
Military

ECG

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.

Pasquotank

Fletcher's Airport

Weeksville,
Elizabeth City

Private

1NC3

1940

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

Pasquotank

Meadstown Airport

Nixonton

Private

NC28

1970

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

Pasquotank

Naval Air Station Weeksville

Weeksville

Defunct
Military

-

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."

Pender

Brickhouse Field Airport

Rocky Point

Private

NC18

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Pender

Burgaw Airport

Burgaw

Defunct

-

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.

Pender

Henderson Field Airport

Wallace

General
Aviation

ACZ

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.

Pender

Pettigrew Moore Aerodrome

Montague

Private

33NC

1998

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

Pender

Stag Air Park

Burgaw

Private

7NC1

1987

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

Pender

Topsail Airport

Holly Ridge,
Surf City

Private

01NC

1992

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

Perquimans

Craft Airport
(aka Craig Craft Airport)

Winfall,
Hertford

Private

86NC

2002

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

Perquimans

Dillard Airport

Winfall

Private

54NC

2000

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

Perquimans

Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Airport

Durant's Neck,
Hertford

Military

NC01

2006

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

Perquimans

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Harvey Point

Harvey Point

Defunct Military

-

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.

Perquimans

Woodville Airport

Woodville

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Person

Holeman Field Airport

Semora

Private

NC40

2003

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

Person

Perry Field Airport

Roseville,
Roxboro

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Person

Person County Airport

Roxboro,
Timberlake

General
Aviation

TDF

1987

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

Person

Whitfield Farms Airport

Hurdle Mills

Private

4W4

1963

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

Person

Winstead '76' Airport

Olive Hill,
Leasburg

Private

68NC

1976

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

Pitt

Al's Airport

Bethel

Private

NR40

2017

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

Pitt

Boyd Field Airport

Grimesland

Private

NC49

1999

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

Pitt

Craft's Airport

Farmville

Private

-

-

-
Owned and operated by Rodney Owen. Very little other information available on this airport.

Pitt

Flanagan Field

Farmville

Private

N08

1989

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

Pitt

Marine Corps Out Lying Field Greenville

Greenville

Defunct
Military

-

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).

Pitt

Pitt-Greenville Airport
(was Greenville Airport)

Greenville

Primary

PGV

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 directly 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.

Pitt

South Oaks Aerodrome

Ayden,
Winterville

Private

05N

2005

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

Polk

Wheat Field Airport

Green Creek

Private

56NC

2001

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

Randolph

Asheboro Regional Airport

Asheboro

General
Aviation

HBI

1965

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

Randolph

Dakota Air Ranch Airport

Ramseur,
Coleridge

Private

09NR

2017

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

Randolph

Darr Field Airport

Archdale,
Trinity

Private

NC03

1958

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

Randolph

Delk's Airport

Asheboro

Private

1NC0

1981

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

Randolph

Fields Airport

Level Cross

Private

64NC

2001

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

Randolph

Johnson Field

Archdale

Defunct

-

Unk

2006
Very little information available on this airport.

Randolph

Quiet Acres Airport

Asheboro

Private

NC31

Unk

-
Owned and operated by M.L. Mendenhall.

Randolph

Smith Air Strip Airport

Asheboro

Private

25NC

1996

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

Randolph

Spencer Field Airport

Asheboro

Private

7NC9

1988

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

Randolph

Yorks Field Airport

Ramseur

Private

NC13

1963

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

Richmond

Mackall Auxiliary Airfield Airport

Hoffman

Military

HFF

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.

Richmond

Richmond County Airport

Rockingham

General
Aviation

RCZ

1943

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

Robeson

Adams Airport

Rowland,
Raynham

Private

8NC

1991

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

Robeson

Buie Field Airport

Red Springs

Private

9NR8

2008

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

Robeson

Confederate Field Airport

Red Springs

Private

-

Unk

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Robeson

E.T. Field Airport

Parkton

Private

NC71

1988

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

Robeson

Hall Field Airport

Parkton

Private

32NC

1998

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

Robeson

Lumberton Municipal Airport

Lumberton

General
Aviation

LBT

1943

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

Robeson

McKee Airport

Fairmont

Private

NC70

1989

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

Robeson

Mynatt Field Airport

Fairmont

Private

53NC

2000

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

Robeson

Southern Comforts Aerodrome

Parkton

Private

61NC

1976

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

Robeson

Tailwinds Airport

Oakland,
St. Pauls

Private

06NC

1993

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

Rockingham

B.H.H. Aviation Airport

Ruffin

Private

38NC

2012

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

Rockingham

Lindsay Airport

Madison

Private

0NC7

2004

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

Rockingham

Mayo Airport

Mayodan

Defunct

-

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.

Rockingham

Mountain View Aerodrome

Bakers Crossroads,
Wentworth

Private

NC37

1988

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

Rockingham

Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport

Stoneville,
Wentworth

General
Aviation

SIF

1975

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

Rockingham

Warf Airport

Reidsville

Private

6A5

1946

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

Rowan

Barringer Field Airport

Enochville,
Landis

Private

NC64

1999

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

Rowan

Bradley Field Airport

China Grove

Private

NC29

1980

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

Rowan

Broadway Airfield

Landis

Private

44NC

1999

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

Rowan

Corriher Field Airport

Bear Poplar,
Mount Ulla

Private

88NC

2004

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

Rowan

Enochville Airport

Enochville

Private

NC39

1990

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

Rowan

Ervin Airfield

Enochville

Private

50NC

2000

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

Rowan

Flying S Ranch Airport

Clevland

Private

0NC8

Unk

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

Rowan

Gold Hill Airport

Gold Hill

Private

NC25

1976

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

Rowan

Goodnight's Airport

Enochville

Private

2NC8

1983

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

Rowan

Lonesome Field Airport

Gold Hill

Private

1NC8

2005

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

Rowan

Mid-Carolina Regional Airport

Salisbury

General
Aviation

RUQ

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.

Rowan

Miller Air Park

Mooresville

Private

NC30

1949

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

Rowan

Sloop Airport

China Grove

Private

41NC

Unk

-
Owned and operated by Danny H. Sloop.

Rowan

South River Airport

Franklin,
Woodleaf

Private

NC93

1999

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

Rowan

Wilhelm Airport

China Grove,
Kannapolis

Private

6NC2

1986

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

Rutherford

Boomerang Airport

Harris

Private

NC02

1970

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

Rutherford

Clute's Hilltop Airport

Logan

Private

69NC

1972

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

Rutherford

Dry Pond Airport

Rutherfordton

Private

28NR

2016

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

Rutherford

Fox Haven Plantation Airport

Rutherfordton

Private

58NC

1990

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

Rutherford

Rutherford County Airport
(Marchman Field)

Rutherfordton

General
Aviation

FQD

1975

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

Rutherford

Summey Airpark

Caroleen

Private

8NC2

1991

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

Sampson

Charles Field Airport

Plain View,
Spivey's Corner

Private

NC22

2004

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

Sampson

Clinton-Sampson County Airport

Clinton

General
Aviation

CTZ

Unk

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

Sampson

Ruby's Landing Airport

Newton Grove

Private

70NR

2013

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

Sampson

Triple F Airpark

Salemburg

Private

9NR7

2008

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

Sampson

Twin Oak Airport

Roseboro,
Garland

Private

NC69

1990

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

Scotland

Laurinburg-Maxton Airport

Laurinburg,
Maxton

General
Aviation

MEB

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.

Scotland

Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field

Laurinburg,
Maxton

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Stanly

Albemarle Airport

Albemarle

Defunct

-

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.

Stanly

Bear Creek Airport

Millingport,
Mt. Pleasant

Private

NC79

1962

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

Stanly

Reed Mine Airport

Locust

Private

5NC3

2018

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

Stanly

Stanly County Air National Guard Station

Albemarle

Military

VUJ

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.

Stanly

Stanly County Airport

Albemarle

General
Aviation

VUJ

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.

Stanly

Tucker Field Airport

Locust

Private

3NC3

1993

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

Stokes

Cross Roads Airport

Poplar Springs

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Stokes

Dusenbury Field Airport

Walnut Cove

Private

13NR

2012

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

Stokes

Heavenly Acres Airport

Francisco

Private

NR94

2014

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

Stokes

Lewis Airstrip

Meadows,
Walnut Cove

Private

7NC7

1987

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

Stokes

Meadow Brook Field Airport

Walnut Cove

Private

N63

1966

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

Surry

Elkin Municipal Airport

Elkin

General
Aviation

ZEF

Unk

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

Surry

Mount Airy / Surry County Airport

Mount Airy

General
Aviation

MWK

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.

Swain

Sossamon Field Airport

Bryson City

Private

57NC

1958

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

Swain

Zoey's Airport

Bryson City

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Transylvania

Brevard Airport

Brevard

Defunct

-

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.

Transylvania

Camp Summit Airfield

Cedar Mountain

Defunct

-

c.1965

???
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.

Transylvania

Transylvania Community Airport

Penrose

Private

3NR3

1999

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

Union

Aero Plantation Airport

Weddington

Private

NC21

1964

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

Union

Arant Airport

Wingate

Private

1NC6

1980

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

Union

Brown Field Airport

Marshville

Private

46NC

1999

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

Union

Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport

Monroe

Reliever

EQY

Unk

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

Union

Edwards Airport

Unionville

Private

9NC3

1999

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

Union

Goose Creek Airport

Indian Trail

Private

28A

1970

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

Union

Hawk's Knoll Airport

Weddington,
Waxhaw

Private

2NC1

1982

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

Union

Hawk's Meadow Airport

Jackson,
Waxhaw

Private

07NC

1993

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

Union

JAARS-Townsend Airport

Waxhaw

Private

N52

1962

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

Union

McDonald Field Airport

Fairfield,
Marshville

Private

3NC4

1983

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

Union

McGee Field Airport

Fairview,
New Salem

Private

24NC

1997

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

Vance

Deer Run Airport

Kittrell

Private

NC56

2006

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

Vance

Montpelier Airport

Harris Crossroads,
Williamsboro

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Wake

Bagwell Airport

Garner

Private

NC99

1980

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

Wake

Cox Airport

Apex

Private

NC81

1979

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

Wake

Deck Airport

Apex

Private

NC11

1962

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

Wake

Fuquay-Angier Field Airport

Fuquay-Varina

Private

78NC

1966

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

Wake

Peacock Airport

Auburn

Private

4NC7

1985

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

Wake

Philip R. Bunn Airport

Hopkins,
Zebulon

Private

51NC

2000

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

Wake

Raleigh East Airport

Knightdale

Private

W17

1964

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

Wake

Raleigh Municipal Airport

Raleigh

Defunct

-

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.

Wake

Raleigh-Durham Airport,
Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Raleigh,
Durham

Primary

RDU

1943,
???

???,
Present
Was also Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field (see below). 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.

Wake

Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field

Raleigh,
Durham

Defunct
Military

-

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.

Wake

Triple W Airport

Raleigh

Private

5W5

1975

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

Warren

Martindale Executive Airpark

Paschall,
Wise

Private

70NC

1974

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

Warren

Nocarva Airport

Macon

Private

NC10

1966

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

Warren

Warren County Airport

Warrenton

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Washington

Donald's Air Park

Wenona

Private

7NC

1981

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

Washington

First Colony Farms Airport

Creswell,
Roper

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Washington

Plymouth Municipal Airport

Plymouth

General
Aviation

PMZ

1978

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

Washington

Riverside Airport

Plymouth

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Watauga

Boone Inc. Airport

Boone

Private

NC14

1966

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

Wayne

Benton's Airfield

Pikeville

Private

NC36

Unk

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

Wayne

Big Daddy's Airport

Pikeville

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Wayne

Cox-Grantham Airfield

Grantham

Private

6NC0

1986

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

Wayne

Mount Olive Municipal Airport

Mount Olive

General
Aviation

W40

Unk

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

Wayne

Scottbrook Farm Airport

Goldsboro,
Grantham

Private

2NC4

1982

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

Wayne

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Goldsboro

Military

GSB

1942,
1956

1956,
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.

Wayne

Wayne Executive Airport

Goldsboro

General
Aviation

GWW

1967

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

Wilkes

North Wilkesboro Airport

North Wilkesboro

Defunct

-

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.

Wilkes

Wilkes County Airport
(Original)

Wilkesboro

Defunct

-

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.

Wilkes

Wilkes County Airport
(Current)

North Wilkesboro

General
Aviation

UKF

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.

Wilson

Wilson Industrial Air Center Airport

Wilson

General
Aviation

W03

1943

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

Wilson

Kenly Airport

Kirby's Crossing,
Kenly

Private

7NC3

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/2003. Owned and operated by Thomas E. Gregorski. Airport is on the Johnston County and Wilson County line.

Yadkin

Boonville Airport

Boonville

Private

26NC

1963

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

Yadkin

Hamptonville Airport

Hamptonville

Private

75NR

2016

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

Yadkin

Lone Hickory Airport

Lone Hickory,
Yadkinville

Private

80C

1997

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

Yadkin

Piney Ridge Airport

Lone Hickory

Private

NC42

1990

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

Yadkin

Swan Creek Airport

Jonesville

Private

78A

1942

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

Yadkin

Welborn Farm Airport

Boonville

Private

3NC1

1983

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

Yadkin

Yadkin County Airport

Yadkinville

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

Yancey

Mountain Air Airport

Burnsville

Private

2NC0

-

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

Yancey

Mountain Wilderness Airpark

Burnsville

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.


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