North Carolina - Lee County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Dean Field Airport

Cameron

Private

8NC1

Unk

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

2) 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.

3) Moretz Riverside Landing Airport

Cumnock

Private

NC00

1999

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

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) William Irving Lewis Airport

Pineview

Private

09NC

1993

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


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