South Carolina - Charleston County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Charleston Army Air Field

Charleston

Defunct
Military

-

1945

1948
Constructed in just 95 days between 1944 and 1945, the airport only served military interests for three years before it was transferred to Charleston County in 1948.

2) Charleston Executive Airport

Charleston

General
Aviation

JZI

1948

-
The county owned and operated the airport until 1972 when the newly formed Charleston County Aviation Authority began leasing the airfield from the county.

3) Charleston International Airport

North Charleston

Primary

CHS

1928

-
In 1928, the Charleston Airport Corporation was founded and purchased 700 acres of land previously belonging to a mining company.

4) Charleston Air Force Base

Charleston

Military

CHS

1953

-
In March 1952, the city of Charleston signed a lease agreement with the Air Force for joint use of the airport. For $1 per year the lease allowed the U.S. Air Force to occupy all properties south and west of the Southern Railway's tracks while the city retained terminal buildings, hangars, and other buildings along the north and east boundaries of the airport. Construction of base facilities, meanwhile, began in May 1952. Opened in 1953.

5) Charleston Navy Yard Field #1

Charleston

Defunct
Military

-

c.1930

c.1941
It was described as having two sod runways: a 1,680' northwest/southeast strip & a 1,600' northeast/southwest strip.

6) Charleston Navy Yard Field #2

Charleston

Defunct
Military

-

1942

c.1949
The NAS Charleston airfield consisted of three 1,400' asphalt runways, 2 blimp mooring circles, and a seaplane hangar.

7) Isle of Palms Airport

Isle of Palms

Defunct

-

1951

1975
aka Harold F. Wilson Memorial Airport. It provided a 2,900’ turf airstrip situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, and was originally constructed and operated by the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission.

8) East Cooper Airport,
Mount Pleasant Regional Airport

Mount Pleasant

General
Aviation

LRO

1987

-
Originally named East Cooper Airport. Renamed in 2006.

9) Pinckney Airport,
Remleys Point Airport

Mount Pleasant

Defunct

-

1950

1973
3 unpaved runways, with a small building on the northwest side, and listed the manager & owner as W.O. Pickney. Circa 1958, it was renamed to Remleys Point Airport.

10) Raven's Run Airport

Mount Pleasant

Private

SC65

1985

-
Per AirNav -acivated 8/1985. Owned and operated by Raven's Run Home Owners Assocation.

11) Hondarosa Airport

Wadmalaw Island

Private

SC42

2003

-
Per AirNav - activated 4/2003. Owned and operated by William E. Stokes.

12) Too Goo Doo Farms Airport

Meggett

Private

SC51

1980

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1980. Owned and operated by Susan Stanley.

13) Pluff Mud Field Airport

Johns Island

Private

SC06

1989

-
Per AirNav - activated 11/1989. Owned and operated by W.B. Upshur.

14) Yonges Island Airport

Yonges Island

Private

SC50

1980

-
Activated 11/1980. Owned and operated by Russell B. Corbin. Some sources assert that this airport is closed.

15) Edisto Island Airport

Edisto Island

Private

-

-

-
Very little information available for this airport.


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