Donaldson Center Airport
|Donaldson Center Airport|
|IATA: GDC – ICAO: KGYH – FAA LID: GYH|
|Serves||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Elevation AMSL||955 ft / 291 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Donaldson Center Airport (IATA: GDC, ICAO: KGYH, FAA LID: GYH) is a public airport six miles (10 km) south of the central business district of Greenville, a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. It located at the Donaldson Center Industrial Air Park and is owned by the City and County of Greenville.
Greenville Army Air Base opened in 1942 during World War II. It was later known as Greenville Air Force Base. In 1951 it was renamed Donaldson Air Force Base, in honor of Captain John O. Donaldson, a Greenville native and World War I flying ace. The U.S. Air Force announced Donaldson's closure in 1962. The City and County of Greenville took title of the facilities in 1964 and named it Donaldson Center Industrial Air Park.
Facilities and aircraft
Donaldson Center Airport covers an area of 1,300 acres (530 ha) which contains one runway designated 5/23 with 8,000 x 150 ft (2,438 x 46 m) concrete pavement. For the 12-month period ending October 31, 2005, the airport had 45,375 aircraft operations, an average of 124 per day: 84% general aviation, 10% air taxi and 6% military. At that time there were 83 aircraft based at this airport: 80% single-engine, 14% multi-engine and 6% jet.
- FAA Airport Master Record for GYH ( PDF), effective 2007-12-20
- Great Circle Mapper: GDC / KGYH - Greenville, South Carolina (Donaldson Center Airport)
- Donaldson Center: History
- Donaldson Center Airport page at Donaldson Center Airport Industrial Air Park website
- (PDF), effective September 18, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for GYH, effective September 18, 2014
- Resources for this airport:
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