Billy Mitchell Airport

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Billy Mitchell Airport
Billy Mitchell Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport terminal, May 2009
Airport typePublic
OwnerNational Park Service
ServesHatteras, North Carolina
LocationCape Hatteras National Seashore
Elevation AMSL17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates35°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 / United States
HSE is located in the United States
HSE (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 3,002 915 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2016)9,200

Billy Mitchell Airport (IATA: HNC, ICAO: KHSE, FAA 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 2017–2021, 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 3,002 by 75 feet (915 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 18, 2016, 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 Mar 2, 2017.
  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. ^ "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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