Macon County Airport (prior to runway extension) - Franklin, North Carolina
Coordinates: 1 Alpha 5 Latitude North 35-13.36 Longitude 083-24.14
The Macon County Airport is approximately three miles from downtown Franklin, North Carolina and a 30 to 45 minute ride to attractions and retreats such as Harrah's Cherokee Casino, white water rafting and gem mining and Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina.
To get to the Macon County Airport take 28 North from Franklin and then turn left onto Airport Road. Continue for 1 mile and look for the Macon County Airport sign on the right.
The Macon County Airport’s modern terminal building will meet your aviation needs for comfort and convenience. The runway extension is now complete and extends 5000 feet.
The Macon County Airport offers amenities such as: a private lounge for pilots, meeting rooms available for business transactions, Shell Aviation Fuels, after hours service, ice, Wi-Fi internet access and plenty of Southern hospitality with free coffee everyday!
A&P mechanics are on staff and offer aircraft repair & annual inspection services. Aircraft rentals are available to qualified pilots.
The Macon County Airport also has a flight instruction facility that is staffed by FAA Certified Instructors who can train you for a private pilot, instrument, commercial or instructor rating. They also provide flight instruction safety course and can help you practice your mountain-flying skills. The Macon County Airport offers a flexible training schedule to meet yours needs. You can use your plane or theirs.
The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to dusk, please call the Macon County Airport directly at (828) 524-5529 to speak to one of the owners, Neil Hoppe (A&P/FCC/IA) & Peggy Milton, with any additional questions or concerns.