Georgetown County Airport

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Georgetown County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerGeorgetown County
Serves Georgetown, South Carolina
Elevation  AMSL40 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 33°18′41″N 079°19′13″W / 33.31139°N 79.32028°W / 33.31139; -79.32028
Latitude and Longitude:

33°18′41″N 079°19′13″W / 33.31139°N 79.32028°W / 33.31139; -79.32028
GGE is located in South Carolina
Location of airport in South Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
11/29 4,539 1,383 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations48,000
Based aircraft31

Georgetown County Airport ( IATA: GGE, ICAO: KGGE, FAA LID: GGE) is a county-owned, public-use airport located three  nautical miles (6  km) south of the central business district of Georgetown, a city in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States. [1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. [2] The airport does not have scheduled commercial airline service.


Georgetown airport was built in 1941 by the United States Navy and was used by the United States Marine Corps during World War II as an auxiliary airfield assigned to Parris Island Airfield. Georgetown Marine Corps Airfield (OLF) was also used by the United States Army Air Force light observation squadrons ( 105th, 112th) flying antisubmarine patrols over the Atlantic from May 1942 until August 1942.

The airport was turned over to civil authorities in June 1944, and it was developed into a public airport

Facilities and aircraft

Georgetown County Airport covers an area of 680 acres (275 ha) at an elevation of 40 feet (12 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 6,000 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m) and 11/29 is 4,539 by 150 feet (1,383 x 46 m). [1]

For the 12-month period ending February 22, 2012, the airport had 48,000 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single- engine, 16% multi-engine, and 7% jet. [1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for GGE ( Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "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 2012-09-27.

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