North Carolina - Watauga County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

Boone Inc. Airport

Boone

Private

NC14

1966

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Per AirNav - activated 1/1966. Owned and operated by Boone Airport, Inc.

Airports Found - Virtually Nothing Known Except What's Below

 
This is an airstrip in the NC mountains west of Blowing Rock, NC. The strip was cut by William S. Whiting in the late 1950s before he was killed in an aircraft accident landing at Lenoir, NC with his friend Warren Rowland. This was about 1959. Both men were from Camden, SC. It is on U.S. Hwy. 221 about 2/3rds of the way from Blowing Rock to Grandfather Mountain. The site is in the "SweetGrass" development of luxury retirement homes. There is a chimney still standing in a patch of grass on the hillside looking down over the lake. The paved road continues to the airstrip. It is hard to see in the satellite view but when you walk the site it is easily identified. Info provided in January 2019 by CBB.
   
   
   


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