Ashe County Airport

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Ashe County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerAshe County
ServesJefferson, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL3,178 ft / 969 m
Coordinates36°25′57″N 081°25′11″W / 36.43250°N 81.41972°W / 36.43250; -81.41972Coordinates: 36°25′57″N 081°25′11″W / 36.43250°N 81.41972°W / 36.43250; -81.41972
GEV is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,296 1,309 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations10,400
Based aircraft32

Ashe County Airport (ICAO: KGEV, FAA LID: GEV) is a county-owned, public-use airport in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It is located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Jefferson, North Carolina.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Ashe County Airport is assigned GEV by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned GEV to Gällivare Airport in Gällivare, Sweden).[4] The airport's ICAO identifier is KGEV.[5]

Facilities and aircraft

Ashe County Airport covers an area of 106 acres (43 ha) at an elevation of 3,178 feet (969 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 5001 by 75 feet (1,524 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 19, 2011, the airport had 10,400 aircraft operations, an average of 28 per day: 95% general aviation and 5% military. At that time there were 32 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for GEV (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
  3. ^ "Ashe County Airport (ICAO: KGEV, FAA: GEV, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Gällivare Airport, Sweden (IATA: GEV, ICAO: ESNG)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ashe County – GEV (KGEV)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 10, 2012.

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