Pitt–Greenville Airport

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Pitt–Greenville Airport
IATA: PGVICAO: KPGVFAA LID: PGV
PGV is located in North Carolina
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Location of the Pitt–Greenville Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Pitt–Greenville Airport Authority
Operator Pitt County & Greenville
Serves Greenville, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 27 ft / 8.2 m
Coordinates 35°38′07″N 77°23′07″W / 35.63528°N 77.38528°W / 35.63528; -77.38528
Website flypgv.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 6,505 1,981 Asphalt
8/26 4,997 1,523 Asphalt
15/33 2,687 819 Asphalt
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Pitt–Greenville Airport (IATA: PGVICAO: KPGVFAA LID: PGV) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) north of the central business district of Greenville, North Carolina and East Carolina University. The airport covers 872 acres (353 ha) and has three runways. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline. The airport manager is Jerry Vickers.

History[edit]

The Works Progress Administration constructed the Greenville Airport in 1940 on land that was jointly owned by the city of Greenville and Pitt County. A Civil Pilot training Program operated from the airport until it was leased by the United States Navy on May 1, 1942 to be an outlying field of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The field was under utilized until November 30, 1942, when it was announced that it would be upgraded by the Civil Aeronautics Administration.[2]

The first Marine Corps flying squadrons to arrive were scout bombing squadrons VMSB-343 and VMSB-344 in January 1944. July saw the arrival of fighter squadrons VMF-913 and VMF-914 and October brought the photo reconnaissance squadrons VMD-354 and VMD-954. During the war, Outlying Field Greenville was the busiest of MCAS Cherry Point's outlying fields.[3]

2011 Expansion[edit]

The airport officially opened the renovated air terminal on February 24, 2011. The $7.9 million expansion was funded by the federal stimulus. It took two years of planning and 18 months of construction.[4]

Runway expansion and safety improvements[edit]

The Airport Authority decided to extend Runway 2/20 by 670 feet. It will receive $2.5 million from the FAA to help buy out the affected houses. The groundbreaking should occur in August 2013, and be completed in 2014.[5][6] The lengthening will allow the current critical aircraft to operate at full payload service capabilities, including during hot weather.[7]

This expansion will also bring this runway up to current runway safety area standards. Also included will be the clearing of tree obstacles and the installation of a new GPS RNAV vertically-guided approaches for Runway 2.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
US Airways Express Charlotte

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for PGV (Form 5010 PDF)
  2. ^ Shettle(2001):40
  3. ^ Shettle(2001):40–41
  4. ^ Kennedy, Kathryn. "Airport Unveils $7.9 Million Expansion". The Daily Reflector. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pitt–Greenville Airport Decides On Runway Extension Plans". WITN-TV. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "North Carolina airports receive $6(M) in grants". WBTV. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Pitt–Greenville Airport Authority. "Notice Of Availability For Public Review And Comment – Draft Environmental Assessment For The Pitt–Greenville Airport Safety Improvements". Pitt–Greenville Airport Authority. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

Books[edit]

  • Shettle Jr., M. L. (2001). United States Marine Corps Air Stations of World War II. Bowersville, Georgia: Schaertel Publishing Co. ISBN 0-9643388-2-3. 

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