North Carolina - Catawba County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Hickory Regional Airport

Hickory

General
Aviation

HKY

1940

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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.

2) Laney's Airport

Maiden

Private

N92

1971

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

3) Little Mountain Airport

Drums Crossroads

Private

6NC1

1974

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

4) Long Island Airport

Long Island,
Sherrill's Ford

Private

NC26

1964

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

5) Mountain View Airport

Sherrill's Ford

Private

20NC

1994

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

6) Steiger Field Airport

Propst
Crossroads

Private

NC78

2018

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

7) Wilson's Airport

Propst Crossroads

Private

E40

1982

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

Airports Found - Virtually Nothing Known Except What's Below

 
Airstrip at Hart Square built by Robert Hart, III, M.D. It is on his amazing farm which hosts about 80 log buildings he collected, moved and reconstructed from the surrounding area. Each log structure has a different function and is loaded with period antiques. He opens the farm once annually on the third Saturday in October when about 200 volunteer 19th century tradesmen come and operate the shops. The sod airstrip has a hangar. Hart Square is located about 15 miles due south of Hickory, NC in Catawba County on Sampson Creek, just south of Plateau, NC. It is south of Hope Road, west of Sconce Road, north of Macedonia Church Road and east of Hog Hill. Info provided in January 2019 by CBB.
   
   
   


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