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[edit]

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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