The Currituck Regional Airport
is a publicly owned General Aviation airport located in the northeastern
region of North Carolina, approximately 46 miles south of the South
Hampton Roads area of Virginia and 25 miles northeast of Elizabeth City,
constructed during War World II as a military installation, the airport
operations were later taken over by the County. For many years just
a few general aviation enthusiasts used it. However, during the mid
1990's, as Currituck County continued its dynamic growth, interest in
the Airport has grown from a few based aircraft to approximately 34-based
aircraft. The growth rate of our Airport is expected to increase dramatically
in the next several years, and the County has planned for the increase
demands in its Airport
Layout Plan Update, a 20-year Airport Improvement Program. This
plan has four development phases: 0-5 years (Phase I), 6-10 years (Phase
II), 11-20 years (Phase III), and +20 year (Ultimate) development. A
NEPA Environmental Assessment has been completed for Phase I projects.
To improve the safety of aircraft operations and the ability of the
airport to accommodate and attract business aircraft, the County has
extended the runway to 5500' and constructed a terminal building.
Providing airport infrastructure to support economic development and
increase the business tax base in the county is a high priority. The
County recognizes that providing up-to-date airport facilities that
can accommodate corporate aircraft is vital to attracting new and expanded
Overnight grass and paved tie-downs are available without charge. For
additional information about tie-downs or the airport, contact:
Daniel F. Scanlon II
PO Box 39
Currituck, NC 27929
Automated Weather Observing System
The airport is equipped with an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS),
a suite of sensors that measures, collects and broadcasts weather data
to help meteorologists, pilots and flight dispatchers prepare and monitor
weather forecasts, plan flight routes, and provide necessary information
for correct takeoffs and landings. Minute-to-minute updates are available
to pilots by VHF radio at 119.775. Each hour AWOS data is available
to off-site users by telephone at 252-453-8939.
Self service, one point Jet A, Mogas, and 100 LL are available. Click
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At the present, there are 18 t-hangars and 2 corporate hangars in two
buildings a at the airport. All of the hangars are leased. For additional
hangars or the airport, contact:
Daniel F. Scanlon II
PO Box 39
Currituck, NC 27929
Fly to altitudes of 2000 feet or higher with a Kitty
Hawk Kites certified instructor. The views of Currituck Sound,
the ocean, and the surrounding countryside are breathtaking. Once you
are released from the tow plane, the only sounds you will hear are your
instructor and the wind flowing around you. These elements - combined
with stalls, dives, and turns - are sure to make tandem hang gliding
a most exciting and memorable experience of your visit at the Currituck
In May 2001, the County implemented a height restriction zoning ordinance
to protect the airport's airspace. The ordinance restricts the height
of any new construction within certain defined zones around the airport.
The ordinance contains provisions that prevent the construction of towers
or other obstructions to the airport's airspace and imaginary surfaces
as adopted from findings contained in the 2000 Airport Layout Plan Update.
In 1998, the Currituck County zoning ordinance was amended to include
guidelines for property to be zoned for Residential Airpark Development
(RAD). One or more property owners with forty or more contiguous acres
of land that is adjacent to the airport may request that their property
be rezoned RAD. Property zoned RAD is not allowed more than two points
of entry onto airport property, and such entry points are subject to
the approval of the Airport Authority. The right of ways that will accommodate
air traffic between the RAD property and the airport must be at least
sixty feet wide.
Plans have also been developed by a private property owner for a 42-acre
residential airpark located adjacent to the airport property along its
northwest side. Fully developed, the residential airpark would have
18 residences, each with individual hangar spaces and a shared taxiway
to the airport.
With a grant from the NC Division of Aviation our runway is being extended
to 5,500 feet. We are in the process of completing land acquisitions
and clearing approaches required to open the full 5,500' length; however,
the paving work for this runway extension was recently completed.
in December 18, 2003, our terminal building has a spacious lobby and
vending area, operations room, office, conference room, and pilot lounge
providing to our citizens as well as pilots all the comforts found at
many larger airports.
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Future Phase I projects identified in the Airport Layout Plan
Construct taxiways - It is highly desirable to separate aircraft
taxiing movements from aircraft landing and takeoff movements to insure
safe and efficient movement of aircraft. A 5500' long x 35' wide parallel
taxiway is planned for construction 300' east of the runway centerline.
Entrance and bypass taxiways will also be constructed to connect the
parallel taxiway to the runway at each end. The existing taxiway between
the runway and apron is to be widened from 30' to 35' to meet FAA design
Installation of taxiway lights - To further improve safety
new taxiway edge lights will be installed along existing and new taxiway
edges. The light location and configuration will be similar to the runway
edge lights; however, taxiway edge lights will emit blue light.
Install localizer antenna - A localizer antenna is a ground-based
navigational aid that provides pilots with lateral electronic guidance
to the opposite end of the runway while landing. Based on FAA requirements,
the localizer will be installed a minimum distance of 1000' north of
the end of Runway 23. An access road and a sheltered electrical vault
will be constructed adjacent to the localizer antenna to enable FAA
personnel to service the localizer.
Clear approach obstructions and establish non-precision instrument
approach - Upon installation of the localizer antenna and clearance
of the approach surfaces, the airport will establish non-precision instrument
approach procedures for Runway 5 with visibility minimums not less than
Expand aircraft apron - The existing aircraft apron is undersized
for larger general aviation aircraft and for peak weekend and seasonal
use. Based on a detailed analysis of forecast demand, the recommendations
in the Airport Layout Plan call for increasing the available apron area
in the Phase I planning period.
Construct hangars and hangar taxiways - There is a waiting
list for hangar space at the airport. The airport proposes to add additional
hangar space based on the market demand during the 5-year planning period.
Taxi lanes to the hangars will be constructed as needed.
Construct auto parking areas and access road - Currently, auto
parking is scattered around the aircraft apron in grassy areas. The
airport has a paved parking lot with approximately 20 spaces adjacent
to the proposed terminal and plans to construct an additional 15-20
spaces near the new hangar buildings. A planned access road will be
provided to the new parking areas and hangar buildings.
Install perimeter security fence - Approximately 24,000 linear
feet of security fence is to be installed around the perimeter of the
airport to prevent incursions onto the airfield.
Except for hangars, up to ninety-five percent of the cost of the projects
are eligible for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) block grants
administered by the N.C. Division of Aviation. The remaining project
costs will have to be provided by Currituck County. FAA block grant
funds are derived from the Airport Improvement Program, which is funded
by a tax on airline tickets.
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