Hours of Operation:
Office: 8 am - 5 pm (Mon - Sat);
Avery County Airport (7A8) is located 4 miles Northeast of Spruce Pine, NC and 10 miles Southwest of Newland, NC. The runway is 3001 feet long by 60 feet wide with a 120 foot overrun on the South end and 170 feet on the North end. The runway has a 3% slope on it which causes 35 to be desirable for landing and 17 for takeoff. A right hand turn out is recommended after takeoff from runway 17. Departure to the North is not recommended due to rising terrain and sinking air. When taking off north it is recommended to make a left turn before crossing the first ridge due to sinking air. The mountain peak to the South reaches 4500 ft., the peaks to the East are almost as high.
Check density altitude as well as weight and balance. Summer time density altitude can exceed 5,500 ft. This greatly reduces aircraft performance. Consult the performance chart and your aircraft POH before departing. Avery County Airport is a mountain airport and pilots should be aware of the possibility of localized and un-forecast turbulence when flying in mountainous areas.
Avery County Airport/Morrison Field
Elevation 2750 ft./838.20 m (Surveyed)
UNICOM: 123.00 AWOS 123.00 - 3 clicks for advisory
Sam Calvert, Chairman ACAA - 828 733 9073 Cell 828 260 1701
Jack Riley, Pilot, Member ACAA 828 467 3625
Dempsey Clark, Member ACAA 828 737 6888
Avery County Airport/Morrison Field 7A8 Information Elevation 2750 ft./838.20 m (Surveyed) UNICOM: 123.00 AWOS 123.00 - 3 clicks for advisory Contacts Sam Calvert, Chairman ACAA - 828 733 9073 Cell 82