Habersham County Airport
The Habersham County Airport, in operation since 1969, is a county-owned public airport located among the mountains of northeast Georgia. It is manned from 8 a.m. until dusk each day. The newly constructed airport terminal building opened in January 2019. With state-of-the-art amenities, the building is roughly 3,000 square feet and features a break area, conference room, pilot’s lounge, and crew rest area. Jet A and 100 LL gasoline are available at the airport fuel farm and by truck. Jet A fuel can be purchased during normal business hours and 100 LL gasoline can be purchased during and outside of normal business hours via a card reader. FBO services are provided by Blue Sky Aviation. Aircraft maintenance and repair services, as well as flight training, are available.
Runway 6/24 is a 5,500 feet long 100 feet wide paved runway with a single wheel load limit of 30,000 pounds MGTW. The runway has medium intensity runway edge lights. Runway 6 is oriented northeast, and Runway 24 is oriented southwest.
There are approximately 76 aircrafts based on the field to include single-engine airplanes, multi-engine airplanes, and helicopters. Air Methods Corporation’s air ambulance service is now based out of the Habersham County Airport with the renovation of the former FBO building. The U.S. Forestry Service is also currently based out of the airport.
Recent years have seen several renovations to the Habersham County Airport including the lengthening and resurfacing of the taxiway to extend the full 5,500 feet of the runway. There has also been the relocation and resurfacing of the former Runway Drive to become an extension of Airport Road. Proximity to the Airport Industrial Park is a convenience for businesses located in the Industrial Park as some have customers that fly in to visit their facilities. You can view more information on the Airport Industrial Park by clicking here.
The Habersham County Airport averages about 55 operations per day with 60 percent of the business being local and about 40 percent being transient. Centrally located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the airport is the gateway to several popular destinations in north Georgia. It is the closest airport to Helen, Georgia, a town in northeast Georgia renowned for its Alpine village, Bavarian charm, and annual Oktoberfest celebration.