North Carolina - Franklin County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Ball Airport

Louisburg

Private

79NC

1971

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1971. Owned and operated by Betty Ball.

2) Crooked Creek Airport

Bunn

Private

7NC5

1987

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1987. Owned and operated by Frank M. Swett, Jr.

3) Franklin Airport
(aka Franklin Field)

Louisburg

Defunct

-

1945

1971
The October 1946 Charlotte Sectional Chart depicted Franklin as a commercial/municipal airport. The October 1948 Winston-Salem Sectional Chart depicted Franklin Field as having a 2,100' unpaved runway. The 1968 Flight Guide depicted Franklin Field as having an 1,850' unpaved Runway 7/25, in addition to a closed crosswind runway. The airport closed about 1971, when the lease expired, and became a tree bark mulch packing plant.

4) Griffin Airport

Louisburg

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

5) Louisburg Municipal Airport

Louisburg

Defunct

-

1943

1945
This small airport was located on the southwest side of the town of Louisburg and was built in 1943, based on a request by several local pilots to the town of Louisburg to borrow the town’s motor grader for the grading of this site, from Town of Louisburg minutes dated January 1943. The airport was located at the intersection of U.S. 401 & NC 56, and its runway was oriented northeast/southwest. The 1945 AAF Airfield Directory described Louisburg Municipal Airport as a 24 acre L-shaped property having a single 1,300' partly turfed northeast/southwest runway. The field was said to have a single 42' x 12' wood hangar. Curiously the field was described as being owned and operated by “Private Interests,” in contradiction to its name of a “Municipal” airport. The October 1946 Charlotte Sectional Chart no longer depicted Louisburg Municipal Airport, but instead depicted the replacement Franklin Field which was constructed a mile to the west.

6) Meadowlark Airport

Franklinton

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.

7) North Raleigh Airport

Katesville

Private

00NC

1972

-
Per AirNav - activated 1/1972. Owned and operated by North Raleigh Airport, LLC.

8) Riley Field Airport

Bunn

Private

1NC5

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 10/1994. Owned and operated by Donnie B. Bunn.

9) Spring Paths Airport

Spring Hope,
Bunn

Private

42NC

1999

-
Per AirNav - activated 7/1999. Owned and operated by Carol James. Airfield is on the Franklin/Nash county line.

10) Triangle North Executive Airport

Louisburg

General
Aviation

LHZ

1993

-
Was Franklin County Airport, then Franklin County Regional Airport. Per AirNav - activated 3/1993. It was known as the Franklin County Regional Airport until November 2008, when the Board of Commissioners of Franklin County approved the new name. Owned and operated by Franklin County.


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