Western Carolina Regional Airport

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Western Carolina Regional Airport
Logo small krhp.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCherokee County
OperatorRet. Captain Gayland Trull (70)
ServesAndrews, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL1,697 ft / 517 m
Coordinates35°11′43″N 083°51′47″W / 35.19528°N 83.86306°W / 35.19528; -83.86306
Websitewesterncarolinaregional.us
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 5,500 1,676 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations20,500
Based aircraft73
Western Carolina Regional Airport

Western Carolina Regional Airport (ICAO: KRHP, FAA LID: RHP) is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Andrews, in Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It was formerly known as Andrews-Murphy Airport.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned RHP by the FAA and has no assignment from the IATA[3] (which assigned RHP to Ramechhap, Nepal[4]). The airport's ICAO identifier is KRHP.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Western Carolina Regional Airport covers an area of 206 acres (83 ha) at an elevation of 1,697 feet (517 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 8/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 8, 2008, the airport had 20,500 aircraft operations, an average of 56 per day: 93% general aviation, 5% air taxi, and 2% military. At that time there were 73 aircraft based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 27% multi-engine and 8% helicopter.[1]

The KRHP School of Aviation[edit]

The KRHP School of Aviation is provided by The Blue Ridge Mountains Flyers Aviation (GA firm) of Ret. Captain of AirTran Airways Mr. Gayland Trull (70) licensed for Airline Transport, Airplane Single Engine, Multi-engine & Commercial;

Airport Services[edit]

The KRHP service features tie-down and hanger space as well as fuel and service: 100LL, JET-A, JET-A1+. Since January 2019 it's a home of Appalachian RENT-A-CAR (NC firm) the Medium SUV car rental;

Airport History[edit]

The County Airport was built and open to the public after WWII in July 1947. At the time the airport name was the Wood Field Andrews-Murphy Regional Airport. Nowadays the airport terminal is named after legendary aviator Mr. Richard Parker (92).

1947 Western Carolina Regional Airport
Richard Parker Airport Terminal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RHP (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Andrews-Murphy Airport". Cherokee County. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Western Carolina Regional Airport (FAA: RHP, ICAO: KRHP)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Ramechhap, Nepal (IATA: RHP, ICAO: VNRC)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  5. ^ "KRHP - Western Carolina Regional Airport". AirNav. Retrieved 15 August 2010.

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