Avery County/Morrison Field/
Spruce Pine, North Carolina

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 11/09/2017 - 1/4/2018

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA Identifier:7A8
Lat/Lng:35.9453611111, -81.9962222222
35-56-43.3000N, 081-59-46.4000W
Estimated by 3RD PARTY SURVEY on 12/19/2014
Elevation:2745 feetSurveyedby 3RD PARTY SURVEYon 12/19/2014
Magnetic Variation:06W,(2005),[-7W (2017)]
From City:4nmNE of Spruce Pine


Use:Open to the public
Ownership:Publicly owned
Attended:All year Sat-Sun IRREG (local) All year Mon-Fri 0900-1700 (local)
Unattended Holidays.
Control Tower:no
ARTCC:Atlanta Center(ZTL)
FSS:Raleigh FSS(RDU)
NOTAMs and Weather:RDUNOTAM-D service at airport
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Landing Fee:no


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 not Operating Call for Fuel
Airframe Repair:Major
Powerplant Repair:Major
Bottled Oxygen:None
Bulk Oxygen:None
Transient Storage:Hanger,Tie-Down
Other Services:Air Ambulance, Pilot Instruction, Aircraft Rental

Based Aircraft

Single Engine GA:17

Annual Operations

For year ending:06/20/2017
Local GA (< 20 miles):1000
Non-local GA:1500
Military Operations:1000


Owner:Avery County Airport Authority
P O Box 927
Newland, Nc 28657
(828) 260-1701
Manager:Doug Jennings
400 Brushy Creek Road
Spruce Pine, Nc 28777
(828) 387-7373
Cell Phone 828-387-7373



Runway 17/35

Length:3001 feet
by Owner on 12/19/2014
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 ConditionBasic,Good Condition
Gradient:1.6 1.5 Up
Elevation at End:2745.2' MSL2700.6' MSL
Elevation at Touchdown Zone:2745.2' MSL2745.2' MSL
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77):Utility runway with a visual approachUtility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope:11:118:1
Object Height:33' AGL48' AGL
Object Distance:582' Along centerline
80' Left of centerline
1108' Along centerline
164' 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 Vicinity of Airport.
Wildlife on and in Vicinity 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.

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