Rock Hill/York County Airport

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Coordinates: 34°59′16″N 081°03′26″W / 34.98778°N 81.05722°W / 34.98778; -81.05722

Rock Hill/York County Airport
Rock Hill Municipal Airport
IATA: RKHICAO: KUZAFAA LID: UZA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of Rock Hill
Serves Rock Hill, South Carolina
Elevation AMSL 667 ft / 203 m
Website CityOfRockhill.com/airport/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,500 1,676 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 42,500
Based aircraft 104
Sources: FAA[1] and airport website[2]

Rock Hill/York County Airport (IATA: RKHICAO: KUZAFAA LID: UZA), also known as Rock Hill Municipal Airport and Rock Hill Regional Airport, is a public municipal airport and a Reliever airport of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport located 5 miles (7 km) from the central business district of Rock Hill, in York County, South Carolina, United States.[1]

Bryant Field is named for Robert E. Bryant, an aviator with two international records and an inductee in the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame, but the name is no longer used because of confusion with Bryant Field. It is owned and operated by the City of Rock Hill, but York County is also represented on the Airport Commission.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Rock Hill/York County Airport is assigned UZA by the FAA and RKH by the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Rock Hill/York County Airport (Bryant Field) covers an area of 401 acres (162 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (2/20) measuring 5,500 x 100 ft (1,676 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending August 10, 2007, the airport had 42,500 aircraft operations, an average of 116 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% air taxi and <1% military. There are 104 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.[1]

Construction and Expansion[edit]

The City of Rock Hill will add and additional 1,000 ft (304 m) to the Rock Hill/York County Airport Taxiway and Runway. The construction on the runway and taxiway started in the year of 2008 and will be completed by the year of 2012. Other expansions to the airport include a perimeter road and more conventional hangars, they will be completed by 2020. The reason for this expansion is to relieve air traffic from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and expand tourism for the city of Rock Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for UZA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ a b Rock Hill/York County Airport, official site
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KUZA / RKH - Rock Hill, South Carolina

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