North Carolina - Nash County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Double S Airport

Red Oak

Private

19NC

1994

-
Per AirNav - activated 3/1994. Owned and operated by V. Roger Shanks.

2) Eagle Airport

Rocky Mount

Defunct

-

1930

c.1935
According to 11/22/30 Charlotte Observer article, Eagle Airport was established on 7/2/30 by the Eagle Aircraft Company. The airfield was said to consist of a four acre rectangular sand and sod field, measuring 1,400' by 1,200'. The airport was evidently renamed Rocky Mount Municipal Airport (see below) at some point between 1934-36.

3) J.W. Stone Airport

Middlesex,
Samaria

Private

75NC

1947

-
Per AirNav - activated 8/1947. Owned and operated by J.W. Stone.

4) Rocky Mount Municipal Airport,
Rocky Mount Downtown Airport

Rocky Mount

Defunct

-

c.1935,
c.1970

c.1970,
c.1984
Was Eagle Airport, see above. The field was described as having a 3,600' x 1,800' sand and sod landing area. A single hangar was depicted on the east side of the field. The airport was described in the 1962 AOPA Airport Directory as having two paved runways. Rocky Mount Municipal Airport was renamed Rocky Mount Downtown Airport at some point between 1968-72, after the larger Rocky Mount Wilson Airport had been built to the south. The 1968 Flight Guide depicted Rocky Mount Municipal as having two paved runways: 4,000' Runway 15/33 and 3,785' Runway 3/21, as well as a taxiway leading to a ramp on the southeast side of the field with a single building, probably a hangar.

5) Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport

Rocky Mount

General
Aviation

RWI

1973

-
Per FAA records, activated in 1973. Owned by the Rocky Mount–Wilson Airport Authority.

6) 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.

7) Wood Airport

Winstead Crossroads

Defunct

-

-

-
Very little information available on this airport.


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