Cherokee County Regional Airport

Coordinates: 34°18′38″N 084°25′26″W / 34.31056°N 84.42389°W / 34.31056; -84.42389
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Cherokee County Regional Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCherokee County Airport Authority
ServesCanton, Georgia
LocationBall Ground, Georgia
Elevation AMSL1,219 ft / 372 m
Coordinates34°18′38″N 084°25′26″W / 34.31056°N 84.42389°W / 34.31056; -84.42389
CNI is located in Georgia
Location of airport in Georgia
CNI is located in the United States
CNI (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,002 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations24,000
Based aircraft88

Cherokee County Regional Airport (ICAO: KCNI, FAA LID: CNI,[1] formerly 47A[2]) is a county-owned public-use airport in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. It is located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) northeast of the central business district of Canton, Georgia.[1] The airport is adjacent to Interstate 575, about halfway between the city of Canton and the city of Ball Ground.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned CNI by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned CNI to Changhai Airport in the People's Republic of China[4]). It was previously 47A when it was known as the Cherokee County Airport, prior to improvements made in the 2010s.

A redevelopment project currently underway includes an already completed 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) terminal; the ongoing lengthening of the runway from its previous 3,414 feet (1,041 m) to 5,000 feet (1,524 m); a new parallel taxiway; instrument landing equipment; and new hangars. The new facilities will accommodate 200 hangared corporate aircraft and provide 100 tie-downs for smaller aircraft.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Cherokee County Airport covers an area of 160 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 1,219 feet (372 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,002 by 75 feet (1,525 × 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 2, 2011, the airport had 24,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 65 per day. At that time there were 88 aircraft based at this airport: 78.4% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 1% jet, 3% helicopter, and 2% ultralight.[1]

It has a non-directional beacon (callsign WRLB3306[5]) on AM longwave 416 kHz, which identifies itself with DJD in Morse code tones, then announces the name twice, followed by "automated altimeter", and the local sea-level pressure in inches of mercury (such as "two-niner-niner-five" for 29.95).

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  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Form 5010 for CNI PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "47A - Cherokee County Airport - FAA information effective 5 May 2011". FAA data republished by AirNav. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Cherokee County Airport (KCNI)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Changhai Airport (CNI / ZYCH), China". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "ULS License - Aviation Radionavigation License - WRLB3306 - Cherokee County Airport Authority".

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