Information and discussions about Michael J. Smith airport in Beaufort NC and Carteret County are below the video.
Readers are encouraged to share this article on popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook so that others can learn more about the Beaufort airport in NC, in addition to using the discussion form below to send us news and information about aviation in Carteret County NC.
News and Information at the bottom.
GPS Navigation and Directions:
Location: Address: 150 Airport Road, Beaufort, NC 28516
Airport Code: MRH
Phone Number: (252) 728-2323
Services: No commercial traffic, Crystal Coast Aviation FBO (252.728.2323) provides ramp usage, hangar, refueling (gasoline (AVGAS 100LL) and Jet A), rental cars and courtesy car, pilot lounge and planning. All aircraft maintenance and avionics are handled by Tailwind Aviation.
Flight School (training): Yes
Lat/Long: 34-44-01.5000N / 076-39-37.3000W
34-44.025000N / 076-39.621667W
34.7337500 / -76.6603611
No FAA control tower, CTAF/UNICOM at 122.8
Cherry Point Approach: 124.1 [0630-2300]
Cherry Point Departure: 124.1 [0630-2300]
Clearance Delivery: 125.65
Runway 8/26: 5003 x 100 ft. / 1525 x 30 m
Runway 3/21: 4191 x 150 ft. / 1277 x 46 m
Runway 14/32: 4001 x 100 ft. / 1220 x 30 m
Wind indicator: lighted – Elevation: 10.1 feet
Comments and Discussions
Is it time for officials in Carteret County and Beaufort NC to consider commercial airline flights in to the Beaufort NC airport? Do you think with the Interstate 42 corridor coming in that this is inevitable? How do you think it will affect this quaint community?
As a pilot who has used services at the local FBO at this airport, what can you tell others about this facility? What is the cost to hangar an airplane? Is the FBO operational and staffed 24 hours a day or are there staff on-call during the evening and night? What about on weekends?
Is there anything that you want the Airport Authority Board to know? Are there any other municipal airports in Carteret County NC?
Have you used the flight school? What is the cost?
- Kenneth Lohr
- Tom Higgins
- Mayor Gerald A. “Jerry” Jones
- Doug Brady
- Dr. Robert Coles, Chairman
Filed under Carteret County NC information
History: Michael J. Smith airport was named after Beaufort NC native Michael Smith who piloted the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 as a NASA astronaut.
News and Information
July 2020: Airport authority members and county officials are in the process of finalizing agreements and financing for a county owned permanent fuel farm complex.
July 2020: The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it’s Economic Development Administration is awarding 3.3 million dollars to the Michael J. Smith airport in Beaufort NC to repair, renovate, or build new hangars that were destroyed during hurricanes Dorian and Florence. The 3.3 million dollar grant also comes with $821,950 local funds. During the repair or renovation of existing hangars, if any money is left over then new hangars will be built as the airport authority tells us there is an increasing need for them.
December 2019: Renee Rogers has resigned her position as the Michael J. Smith field manager, thus tasking the Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority to appoint an interim manager until the permanent position can be filled. Mrs. Rogers will have a diminished position as manager until a interim manager can be appointed. The MRH manager is largely responsible for the day-to-day operation of all facilities, FBO operations, taxi ways, runways, and hangars, along with grant writing to find future expansion, growth, and development which will be important as the Interstate 42 corridor project steams forward.