South Carolina - Horry County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Harrelson Municipal Airport

Myrtle Beach

Defunct

-

1939

1940
Per AirNav - activated 10/1937. Named after Mayor W.L. Harrelson. Taken over by U.S. Army in 1940.

2) Myrtle Beach General Bombing & Gunnery Range / Myrtle Beach Army Air Field

Myrtle Beach

Defunct
Military

-

1940

1947
The Army Air Corps wanted to use Harrelson Municipal Airport for training pilots, and took over the airport in June 1940. The site was deactivated and returned to the city and became Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport on November 1, 1947.

3) Wampee Flight Strip

North Myrtle Beach

Defunct
Military

-

1941

1946
An auxiliary landing airfield for Myrtle Beach Army Air Field. 1946, turned over to civilian authorities and renamed to Grand Strand Airport.

4) Grand Strand Airport

North Myrtle Beach

General
Aviation

CRE

1946

-
Was Wampee Flight Strip. Wikipedia claims this was the commercial airport for MYR from 1956 to 1976, but this Author disagrees. 1976, private field for general aviation.

5) Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport

Myrtle Beach

Defunct

-

1947

1975
1947, Myrtle Beach Army Air Field was deactivated and returned to the city and became Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport. In 1975, it was renamed to Horry County Jetport.

6) Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

Myrtle Beach

Defunct
Military

-

1954

1993
The city donated its airport (Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport) and the United States Air Force took over 1 June 1954, and Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was activated 1 April 1956. The city of Myrtle Beach annexed the base 20 April 1977. The base closed 31 March 1993.

7) Twin City Airport

Loris

General
Aviation

5J9

1961

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1961

8) Conway-Horry County Airport

Conway

General
Aviation

HYW

Unk

-
Located on Hwy 378, five miles west of the County seat of Conway, this airport serves general aviation aircraft with parking, refueling, and maintenance.

9) Cypress Bay Airport

Little River

Defunct

-

c.1965

c.1999
"Mostly a glider operation taking tourists for rides." Cypress Bay had a paved Runway 15/33 with a few small buildings on the east side, near which were parked 9 light aircraft.

10) Horry County Jetport

Myrtle Beach

Defunct

-

1975

1976
The Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport was renamed to the Horry County Jetport; it operated jointly with the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

11) Myrtle Beach International Airport

Myrtle Beach

Primary

MYR

1976

-
The airport and terminal was constructed in 1975 and opened in 1976. On April 20, 1977, an agreement between the City of Myrtle Beach and the U.S. Department of Defense was signed, which incorporated the area of Myrtle Beach Airport into the city. Until 1993, both MYR and Myrtle Beach AFB jointly used the main runway. On April 1, 1996, Myrtle Beach Airport became an international airport.

12) Green Sea Airport

Green Sea

Private

S79

1993

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/1993. Privately owned by Earl Shaw.

13) Myrtle Beach Hardee Airpark

Longs

Private

SC21

1974

-
Per AirNav - activated 5/1974. Owned and operated by Myrtle Beach Hardee Airpark Property Owners Assocation.

Airports Found - Virtually Nothing Known Except What's Below

This topo map shows the now built-over Javika Airfield on Dick Pond Road, northwest of Deerfield Plantation in Horry County. The limited access highway is new US Hwy 17. It was a mile or so west of the MYR airport. Now Brighton Hill Avenue, Collectors Court, and Devon Estates Avenue are built on this old airfield. Info provided in July 2019 by CBB.
   
   
   


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