Georgetown County Airport

Georgetown Airport is a general aviation airport that first opened in 1943 as a marine air station. Many new and exciting projects have been completed recently to help bring the ultimate in convenience and service to our airport. Along with a brand new terminal, you will find a full service Fixed Base Operator, Shell jet fuel, full time mechanics, and numerous aircraft storage options, which includes a new corporate hangar and two new 10-bay nested t-hangars. Visit our airport and see why we are proud to call Georgetown Airport the "Gateway to Georgetown County".


FAA Identifier: KGGE

MYR Approach 127.4
Phone (843) 477-2727

AWOS 118.275
Phone (843) 527-3851

Unicom 123.0 N DB 242

Airport Location

The airport is located at 129 Airport Road in Georgetown, South Carolina. This is approximately 5 miles south of downtown Georgetown along Highway 17, just beyond the Horry-Georgetown County Technical College. Please see the map on the Driving Directions page.

Runways

Georgetown Airport has 2 asphalt-surfaced active runways.

  • Runway 5-23- 6,001' x 100'
  • Runway 11-29- 4,700' x 150' (110,000 lb. restriction. Weight waiver available on request.)
  • Jet A fuel and Shell 100 LL fuel
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CHARTS, FLIGHT DATA & PILOT INFORMATION

 

Terminal Building

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About the Terminal

The Georgetown County Airport’s Lowcountry-style terminal is comprised of 8,500 square feet on two floors. Named for “Tommy” W. Edwards, Jr., a Southern gentleman and unrivaled leader who served SC for 35 years in various governmental roles. 

Features include:

  • Pilot's lounge with private shower for use by flight crews as they await the return of passengers and/or crew members
  • Large flat-screen TVs in the lobby area
  • Wireless internet in the terminal and on the ramp
  • Large meeting room that could host up to 50 persons and is supported by a warming kitchen
  • Three additional classrooms/meeting rooms - this entire area can be scheduled for public use
  • Handicapped accessible with an elevator in the lobby, near the front entrance

Vehicle Parking

At our airport you will find four parking lots for vehicles, designed for both short and long-term parking.

Please contact our Airport Manager about long-term parking. The following application must be filled out and turned into the Manager to obtain a parking pass: Download the Application for Parking Pass.

 

Aircraft Parking

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Ample overnight parking with tie downs are provided by Seven Rivers Aviation, the Airport’s FBO. Indoor aircraft storage and parking on an overnight, short-term, and long-term basis is available. Customary charges apply.

Nested T-Hangars

There are three ten-bay nested T-hangars with electric bi-fold doors, as well as a 10-bay nested T-hangar with one box hangar attached. All have manually operated sliding doors that range in size from 40' - 48', depending on the units.

Corporate Hangar

Each of two hangars offers 12,000 square feet and ample space for five to seven corporate aircrafts. GPU power connections are provided on the ramp.

 

Meeting Rooms

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Meeting Rooms

Plan your next meeting in a place that’s sure to fulfill all your professional needs. Onsite, the Georgetown County Airport has several classrooms/meeting rooms. These can be scheduled for public use. They can also refer you to a host of professionals in different fields to plan events, help secure larger, convention facilities, and assist with arrangements for any event requiring catering services.

If interested in reserving a room for a meeting or other event, please fill out the following form and return to the Georgetown County Public Services Director at rcfunnye@gtcounty.org.

Meeting Room Reservations Form

When business is done, you can enjoy all the recreation, relaxation, dining, and shopping that makes Georgetown County such a wonderful place to visit or call home!

History of Georgetown Airport

A  Brief History of Georgetown County Airport

The Georgetown County Airport was originally developed by the US Military during World War II. At that time the property was leased from Georgetown County; the documentation was dated September 11, 1943. During the War, it was known as the Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Facility and served as an auxiliary airfield to the Parris Island Airfield near Hilton Head, SC. It was also used by the US Army Air Force light observation squadrons (105th, 112th) flying antisubmarine patrols over the Atlantic from May 1942 until August 1942.

At the end of January in 1946, pursuant to the Surplus Property Act of 1944 and Executive Order 9689, the United States returned the property and structures, including improvements, to Georgetown County. The change of hands was finalized on June 4, 1947, and the property has since been known as the Georgetown County Airport. The county-owned property is comprised of approximately 680 acres and is located three nautical miles (6 km) south of Georgetown, SC’s bustling historic district.

As a full service, general aviation, public use airport, the Georgetown County Airport receives entitlement monies from the FAA. General aviation is a term that encompasses all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations. General aviation covers a large range of activities, both commercial and non-commercial, including flying clubs, flight training, corporate business jet flights and more. The airport does not have scheduled commercial airline service.