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Greenwood County Airport

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Airport type  Public
9/27  5,003
1,525  Asphalt
Phone  +1 864-942-9634
Elevation AMSL  631 ft / 192 m
5,003  1,525
Code  GRD
Greenwood County Airport
Serves  Greenwood, South Carolina
Address  322 Terminal Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649, USA
Owner  Greenwood County, South Carolina

Welcome to the aviation expo at the greenwood county airport in upstate sc june 27 2015


Greenwood County Airport (IATA: GRD, ICAO: KGRD, FAA LID: GRD) is a county owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Greenwood, a city in Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. The airport does not have scheduled commercial airline service.

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History

Greenwood County Airport opened in November 1943 as a United States Army Air Force military airfield called Coronaca Army Airfield. It was a sub-base of Greenville Army Air Base, supporting B-25 Mitchell medium bomber training for Third Air Force. Training was accomplished by the 50th Station Compliment Squadron.

The military use of the airport ended on December 31, 1945 and the airfield was turned over to civil authorities and converted into a civil airport in 1947. It replaced the smaller Chinquapin Airport which was subsequently closed.

Facilities and aircraft

Greenwood County Airport covers an area of 1,380 acres (558 ha) at an elevation of 631 feet (192 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,003 by 100 feet (1,525 x 30 m).

For the 12-month period ending April 1, 2011, the airport had 40,000 aircraft operations, an average of 109 per day: 97% general aviation, 3% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 53 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 21% multi-engine, and 2% helicopter.

References

Greenwood County Airport Wikipedia


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