Macon County Airport

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Macon County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerMacon County Airport Authority
ServesMacon County, North Carolina
LocationFranklin, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL2,020 ft / 616 m
Coordinates35°13′21″N 083°25′09″W / 35.22250°N 83.41917°W / 35.22250; -83.41917Coordinates: 35°13′21″N 083°25′09″W / 35.22250°N 83.41917°W / 35.22250; -83.41917
1A5 is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina / United States
1A5 is located in the United States
1A5 (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2015)12,250
Based aircraft (2017)18

Macon County Airport (FAA LID: 1A5) is a public use airport in Macon County, North Carolina, United States. Owned by the Macon County Airport Authority, it is located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of central business district of Franklin, North Carolina,[1] in the Iotla Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains.[2] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Macon County Airport covers an area of 110 acres (45 ha) at an elevation of 2,020 feet (616 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 9, 2015, the airport had 12,250 aircraft operations, an average of 34 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. In January 2017, there were 18 aircraft based at this airport: 15 single-engine and 3 multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 1A5 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective Jan 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Franklin Aviation / Macon County Airport". Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "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 September 27, 2012.

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