Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (South Carolina)

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Mount Pleasant Regional Airport

Faison Field
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCharleston County Aviation Authority
ServesMount Pleasant, South Carolina
Location700 Faison Parkway Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Elevation AMSL12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates32°53′52″N 79°46′58″W / 32.89778°N 79.78278°W / 32.89778; -79.78278
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,700 1,128 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations29,200
Based aircraft72

Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (ICAO: KLRO, FAA LID: LRO, formerly 8S5), also known as Faison Field, is a public airport located 9 nmi (17 km) northeast of the central business district of Mount Pleasant, a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is owned by the Charleston County Aviation Authority.[1] It was formerly the East Cooper Airport.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned LRO by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Mount Pleasant Regional Airport covers an area of 300 acres (120 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (17/35) measuring 3,700 x 75 ft (1,128 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 21, 2006, the airport had 29,200 aircraft operations, an average of 80 per day: 96% general aviation, 3% air taxi and 1% military. There are 72 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single engine, 8% multi-engine and 1% helicopter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LRO (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ "Mount Pleasant to annex East Cooper Airport". Charleston Business Journal. March 21, 2005.
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KLRO - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (Mount Pleasant Regional Airport)

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