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Michael J. Smith Field

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Airport type  Public
3/21  4,191
Phone  +1 252-728-2323
Elevation AMSL  11 ft / 3 m
4,191  1,277
Owner  Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority
Serves  Beaufort, North Carolina
Address  150 State Rd 1212, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

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Michael J. Smith Field (ICAO: KMRH, FAA LID: MRH) is a public airport located one mile (2 km) north of the central business district of Beaufort and northeast of Morehead City, in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. It is owned by the Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority.


The airport is named in memory of astronaut Michael J. Smith, a native of Beaufort who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. It was formerly known as Beaufort-Morehead City Airport.

Although most U.S. airports are assigned the same three-letter location identifier by the FAA and IATA, Michael J. Smith Field is assigned MRH by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned MRH to May River Airport in Papua New Guinea).

Facilities and aircraft

Michael J. Smith Field covers an area of 400 acres (160 ha) which contains three asphalt paved runways:

  • 3/21 measuring 4,191 x 150 ft. (1,277 x 46 m)
  • 8/26 at 5,003 x 100 ft. (1,525 x 30 m)
  • 14/32 at 4,000 x 100 ft. (1,219 x 30 m).
  • For the 12-month period ending June 5, 2015, the airport averaged 120 operations per day: 86% general aviation, 9% air taxi and 6% military. At that time there were 54 aircraft based at this airport of which 54 were single-engine, 7 were multi-engine, and 2 were jet airplanes.


    Michael J. Smith Field Wikipedia

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