Avery County/Morrison Field/
Spruce Pine, North Carolina

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 03/05/2015 - 4/30/2015

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA Identifier:7A8
Lat/Lng: 35.9453888889, -81.9962777778
35-56-43.4000N, 081-59-46.6000W
Estimated by FAA-EST on 04/02/2012
Elevation: 2750 feet Surveyed
Magnetic Variation: 06W, (2005), [-7W (2015)]
Sectional: ATLANTA
From City: 4nm NE of Spruce Pine


Use: Open to the public
Ownership: Publicly owned
Activation: 11/1962
Attended: All year Sat-Sun IRREG (local) All year Mon-Fri 1000-1600 (local)
Unattended Holidays.
Control Tower: no
ARTCC: Atlanta Center (ZTL)
FSS: Raleigh FSS (RDU)
NOTAMs and Weather: RDU NOTAM-D service at airport
Wind Indicator: Lighted
Landing Fee: no


CTAF: 123.000
UNICOM: 123.000, Automated Unicom.


Fuel: Grade 100LL Gasoline (low lead blue)
Jet A-1 - Kerosene, with Icing Inhibitor, freeze point -50C
Fuel 24 Hour Credit Card Service Available.
Airframe Repair: Major
Powerplant Repair: Major
Bottled Oxygen: None
Bulk Oxygen: None
Transient Storage: Tie-Down
Other Services: Air Ambulance

Based Aircraft

Single Engine GA: 32
Multi Engine GA: 3
Total: 35

Annual Operations

For year ending: 07/15/2014
Local GA (< 20 miles): 1000
Non-local GA: 1500
Military Operations: 1000
Total: 3500


Owner: Avery County Airport Authority
P O Box 927
Newland, Nc 28657
(828) 260-1701
Manager: Ryan Montague
400 Brushy Creek Road
Spruce Pine, Nc 28777
Cell Phone 828-467-1914.


Runways: 17/35

Runway 17/35

Length: 3000 feet
by Owner on 03/10/2008
Width: 60 feet
Surface: Asphalt / Bituminous Concrete, Good Condition
Weight Capacity: Single Wheel aircraft: 12,000 lbs
End 17 End 35
True Alignment: 160, (153 Magnetic) 340, (333 Magnetic)
Right Hand Pattern: Yes  
Runway Markings: Basic, Good Condition Basic, Good Condition
Gradient: 1.6 1.1 Up
Elevation at End: 2744.0' MSL 2710.0' MSL
Elevation at Touchdown Zone: 2744.0' MSL 2744.0' MSL
Objects: Trees Trees
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77): Utility runway with a visual approach Utility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope: 12:1 16:1
Object Height: 30' AGL 55' AGL
Object Distance: 579' Along centerline
91' Left of centerline
1119' Along centerline
203' Right of centerline



Additional Remarks

A30-17/35-Runway 17/35 Runway 17 Preferred for Tkofs - Runway 35 Preferred for Landings.
VFR Operations only.
Runway 35 Mountainous Terrain 6000 Ft from Runway End and 650 Ft Above Runway Elevation on Centerline.
Runway 35 Has 60 Ft Dropoff 250 Ft from Threshold. Runway 17 Has 40 Ft Dropoff 300 Ft from Threshold.
FBO Service Available.
High Terrain All Quadrants, Daylight VFR Operations only, Runway 35 Uphill Grade, Runway 17 Rgt Traffic Preferred for Takeoff.
Military Operations on and in View of Airport.
Wildlife on and in View of Airport.
Gravel Mining Operations West of and Adjacent to Runway.
Runway 35 Has 220+ Ft Trees and Mountainous Terrain 2,200Ft from Threshold Offset 400 Ft Right of Centerline.
Runway 17-35 Personnnel and Equipment Working Adjacent.

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