Billy Mitchell Airport

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Billy Mitchell Airport
Billy Mitchell Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport terminal, May 2009
Airport type Public
Owner National Park Service
Serves Hatteras, North Carolina
Location Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Elevation AMSL 17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 35°13′58″N 075°37′04″W / 35.23278°N 75.61778°W / 35.23278; -75.61778Coordinates: 35°13′58″N 075°37′04″W / 35.23278°N 75.61778°W / 35.23278; -75.61778
HSE is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 9,200

Billy Mitchell Airport (IATA: HNCICAO: KHSEFAA LID: HSE) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) east of the central business district of Hatteras, in Dare County, North Carolina, United States.[1] The airport is located in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and is owned by the National Park Service.[1] It is named after United States Army Air Service General Billy Mitchell, and 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, Billy Mitchell Airport is assigned HSE by the FAA[1] and HNC by the IATA.[3] The airport's ICAO identifier is KHSE.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Billy Mitchell Airport covers an area of 100 acres (40 ha) at an elevation of 17 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 75 feet (914 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 9, 2009, the airport had 9,200 aircraft operations, an average of 25 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi, and 1% military.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for HSE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Billy Mitchell Airport (ICAO: KHSE, FAA: HSE, IATA: HNC)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Billy Mitchell – HSE (KHSE)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 

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