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7A8 Avery County Airport (Morrison Field)
Spruce Pine, North Carolina, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 JULY 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: 7A8
Lat/Long: 35-56-43.3000N / 081-59-46.4000W
35-56.721667N / 081-59.773333W
35.9453611 / -81.9962222
(estimated)
Elevation: 2745.2 ft. / 836.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (2005)
From city: 4 miles NE of SPRUCE PINE, NC
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 28777

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 11/1962
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ATLANTA CENTER
FSS: RALEIGH FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: RDU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT-SUN IRREG, ALL MON-FRI 0900-1700
UNATTENDED HOLIDAYS.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.0
  • AUTOMATED UNICOM.
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY ATLANTA ARTCC (ZTL) ON 125.15/263.0 (HICKORY RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
HMVr172/30.2HOLSTON MOUNTAIN VORTAC114.6004W
SUGr024/35.0SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN VORTAC112.2002W
BZMr283/37.0BARRETTS MOUNTAIN VOR/DME110.8006W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
HEMLOCK206/13.732002WBAR -... .- .-.
FIDDLERS319/21.239107WFIQ ..-. .. --.-

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
FUEL 24 HR CREDIT CARD SVC AVBL.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 3001 x 60 ft. / 915 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Gradient: N
Operational restrictions: RY 17/35 RY 17 PREFERRED FOR TKOFS - RY 35 PREFERRED FOR LNDGS.
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 35-56.953142N35-56.489433N
Longitude: 081-59.879532W081-59.668443W
Elevation: 2745.2 ft.2700.6 ft.
Gradient: 1.6%1.5% UP
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 166 magnetic, 160 true346 magnetic, 340 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 30 ft. trees, 579 ft. from runway, 91 ft. left of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear55 ft. trees, 1119 ft. from runway, 203 ft. right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: AVERY COUNTY ARPT AUTHORITY
P O BOX 927
NEWLAND, NC 28657
Phone (828) 260-1701
Manager: DOUG JENNINGS
400 BRUSHY CREEK ROAD
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Phone (828) 387-7373
CELL PHONE 828-387-7373

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 20
Single engine airplanes: 18
Ultralights: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 67/week *
43% transient general aviation
29% local general aviation
29% military
* for 12-month period ending 15 July 2014

Additional Remarks

VFR OPS ONLY.
HIGH TERRAIN ALL QUADRANTS, DAYLIGHT VFR OPS ONLY, RY 35 UPHILL GRADE, RY 17 RGT TRAFFIC PREFERRED FOR TAKEOFF.
MILITARY OPS ON AND INVOF ARPT.
WILDLIFE ON AND INVOF ARPT.
GRAVEL MINING OPS WEST OF AND ADJACENT TO RY.
RY 35 HAS 220+ FT TREES AND MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN 2,200FT FM THLD OFFSET 400 FT RIGHT OF CNTRLN.
RY 17-35 PAEW ADJ.
RY 35 MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN 6000 FT FM RY END AND 650 FT ABOVE RY ELEVATION ON CNTRLN.
RY 35 HAS 60 FT DROPOFF 250 FT FROM THLD. RY 17 HAS 40 FT DROPOFF 300 FT FROM THLD.
FBO SVC AVBL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 7A8.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMRN - Foothills Regional Airport (20 nm E)
0A9 - Elizabethton Municipal Airport (27 nm N)
6A4 - Johnson County Airport (30 nm N)
KFQD - Rutherford County Airport-Marchman Field (31 nm S)
KHKY - Hickory Regional Airport (32 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Jul-2017
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0110:01
Sunrise06:3010:30
Sunset20:3900:39
Evening civil twilight21:0701:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Jul-2017 04:47:58
Local (UTC-4)  24-Jul-2017 00:47:58
 
METAR
7A8 SuperAWOS
240355Z AUTO 19006KT 10SM A3010
TAF
KHKY 
32nm E 
231724Z 2318/2418 21006KT P6SM VCTS BKN050CB TEMPO 2318/2322 VRB15G25KT 4SM -TSRA OVC025CB FM232200 21006KT P6SM VCTS BKN050CB FM240000 22005KT P6SM BKN060 FM240800 28003KT P6SM SCT110 BKN250 FM241600 27005KT P6SM SCT045 BKN250
KTRI 
38nm NW 
231720Z 2318/2418 23007KT P6SM SCT050 BKN250 FM240000 23007KT P6SM VCTS BKN035CB TEMPO 2400/2404 3SM -TSRA OVC020CB FM240400 36003KT 6SM BR SCT025 BKN100 FM240800 00000KT 3SM BR OVC025 FM241300 VRB03KT P6SM SCT035 BKN150
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