North Carolina - Scotland County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Laurinburg-Maxton Airport

Laurinburg,
Maxton

General
Aviation

MEB

1945

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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.

2) 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.


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