Georgetown County Airport
|Georgetown County Airport|
|USGS 1995 orthophoto|
|IATA: GGE – ICAO: KGGE – FAA LID: GGE|
|Serves||Georgetown, South Carolina|
|Elevation AMSL||40 ft / 12 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Georgetown County Airport (IATA: GGE, ICAO: KGGE, FAA LID: GGE) is a county owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Georgetown, a city in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. The airport does not have scheduled commercial airline service.
Georgetown airport was built in 1941 by the United States Navy and was used by the United States Marine Corps during World War II as an axillary airfield assigned to Parris Island Airfield. Georgetown Marine Corps Airfield (OLF) was also used by the by United States Army Air Force light observation squadrons (105th, 112th) flying antisubmarine patrols over the Atlantic from May 1942 until August 1942.
The airport was turned over to civil authorities in June 1944, and it was developed into a public airport
Facilities and aircraft
Georgetown County Airport covers an area of 680 acres (275 ha) at an elevation of 40 feet (12 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 6,000 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m) and 11/29 is 4,539 by 150 feet (1,383 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending February 22, 2012, the airport had 48,000 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 16% multi-engine, and 7% jet.
- FAA Airport Master Record for GGE ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942-2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
- Aerial image as of February 1995 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for GGE, effective June 26, 2014
- Resources for this airport: