Currituck County Regional Airport
|Currituck County Regional Airport|
|Owner||County of Currituck|
|Serves||Currituck, North Carolina|
|Location||Crawford Township, Currituck County|
|Elevation AMSL||18 ft / 5 m|
Currituck County Regional Airport (ICAO: KONX, FAA LID: ONX, formerly 9W7) is a county owned, public use airport in Currituck County, North Carolina, United States. It is located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) south of the central business district of Currituck, North Carolina. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. It was previously known as Currituck County Airport or Currituck Regional Airport.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned ONX by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned ONX to Enrique A. Jiménez Airport in Colón, Panama). The airport's ICAO identifier is KONX.
Currituck Regional Airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces about 1942, and was known as Barco Flight Strip. It was an emergency landing airfield for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA). In later years Currituck County took over airport operations. In recent years, Currituck Regional Airport has experienced a constant increase in aircraft based at this field.
In an attempt to improve facilities at Currituck Regional Airport, a 20-year Airport Improvement Program has been created in 2000 to identify improvements in the near, short and long term for the airport. Some of these improvements include:
- Phase 1 - 0-5 Years (Should already be complete)
- 1,500' Extension of Runway 5/23 complete
- Clear obstructions from runway approaches
- Construct new terminal building
- Phase 2 - 6-10 Years
- Phase 3 - 11-20 Years
- Phase 4 - 21+ Years
Facilities and aircraft
Currituck County Regional Airport covers an area of 250 acres (101 ha) at an elevation of 18 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt and concrete surface measuring 5,500 by 150 feet (1,676 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending November 9, 2011, the airport had 25,000 aircraft operations, an average of 68 per day: 70% general aviation, 28% military, and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 37 aircraft based at this airport: 84% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 3% helicopter, and 8% ultralight.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ONX ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "Currituck County Regional Airport (ONX)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
- "Currituck County Regional Airport". County of Currituck. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
- "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.
- "KONX (formerly 9W7) – Currituck County Airport – Currituck, North Carolina". FAA information effective November 20, 2008. AirNav. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008.
- "Currituck Regional Airport". County of Currituck. Archived from the original on October 10, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2006.
- "Currituck County Regional Airport (ICAO: KONX, FAA: ONX, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
- "Colon-Enrique A. Jimenez Airport, Panama (IATA: ONX, ICAO: MPEJ)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
- "Currituck County Regional – ONX (KONX)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
- "Airport Layout Plan Update" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 25, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2006.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
- Aerial image as of March 1993 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ONX, effective March 2, 2017
- Resources for this airport: