Western Carolina Regional Airport

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Western Carolina Regional Airport
Logo small krhp.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCherokee County
OperatorManaging FBO 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]

Flight Training[edit]

The KRHP Flight Training is provided by Blue Ridge Mountain Flyers Aviation (GA firm since 8/2018) of Ret. AirTran Airways Pilot Mr. Gayland Trull (70) licensed for Airplane Single Engine, Multi-engine & Commercial and Airline Transport;

Airport Services[edit]

The KRHP service features tie-down and hangar space as well as fuel and service: 100LL, JET-A, JET-A1+.

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 (93).

1947 Western Carolina Regional Airport
Richard Parker Airport Terminal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for RHP 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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