Morehead-Rowan County Airport

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Morehead-Rowan County Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board
Serves Morehead, Kentucky
Elevation AMSL 845 ft / 258 m
Coordinates 38°08′00″N 83°32′17″W / 38.13333°N 83.53806°W / 38.13333; -83.53806 (Morehead-Rowan County Airport (I32))
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 2,600 792 Asphalt
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations 5,300
Source: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]

Morehead-Rowan County Airport (FAA LID: I32) was a public airport located six nautical miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Morehead, a city in Rowan County, Kentucky, United States. It was owned by the Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board.[1]

In 2003, the airport board began construction on the Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A. Thomas Regional Airport (FAA LID: M97). The new airport, built to accommodate a longer runway, is located seven nautical miles (13 km) northwest of the city[2] at 38°12′54″N 83°35′15″W / 38.21500°N 83.58750°W / 38.21500; -83.58750 (Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A. Thomas Regional Airport (M97)).[3] The new airport opened in 2007, which resulted in the closure of the old airport.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Morehead-Rowan County Airport covered an area of 45 acres (18 ha). It contained one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,600 x 75 ft (792 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending August 28, 2002, the airport had 5,300 aircraft operations, an average of 14 per day: 92% general aviation, 4% air taxi and 4% military.[1]


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