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CURRITUCK REGIONAL AIRPORT

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, North Carolina.

airplanes at the Currituck Regional AirportOriginally 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 industry.

Overnight grass and paved tie-downs are available without charge. For additional information about tie-downs or the airport, contact:

Daniel F. Scanlon II
County Manager
PO Box 39
Currituck, NC 27929
Telephone 252-232-2242
Facsimile 252-232-3551
E-mail dscanlon@co.currituck.nc.us


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.


airplane at the Currituck Regional Airport

 

Fuel

Self service, one point Jet A, Mogas, and 100 LL are available. Click here for additional information.

 

 

Hangars

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 information about
hangars or the airport, contact:

Daniel F. Scanlon II
County Manager
PO Box 39
Currituck, NC 27929
Telephone 252-232-2242
Facsimile 252-232-3551
E-mail dscanlon@co.currituck.nc.us

Hang Gliding

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 Regional Airport.


Height Restrictions

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.

Residential Airpark

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.

Runway

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.

Terminal Building

Currituck Regional Airport Terminal BuildingDedicated 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.


LINKS

AirNav.com
First Flight Society
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
NC Division of Aviation
Federal Aviation Administration
North Carolina Airports Association
Currituck County Road Map

Kitty Hawk Kites



Future Phase I projects identified in the Airport Layout Plan Update are:

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 standards.

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 ¾ mile.

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.

Funding

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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