North Carolina - Lenoir County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Kinston Regional Jetport
(Stallings Field)

Kinston

General
Aviation

ISO

1978

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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.

2) 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.

3) Moss Hill Airport

Deep Run,
Strabane

Private

6NC9

1987

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

4) Pink Hill Airport

Pink Hill

Private

NR10

1963

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


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