The Crystal Coast's sole airport, located in Beaufort, offers only chartered or private aircraft service. A modern facility open from 8:00 AM to dusk everyday, it is one of the busiest municipal airports in North Carolina. The fixed-base operator is Southern Air which handles all fueling, rentals, flight instruction, charters and sightseeing flights. The airport has pilot-controlled runway night lights, a localizer for runway 26, six different GPS approaches and a non-directional beacon (NDB) on runway 826. The airport is named for Capt. Michael J. Smith, a Beaufort native and pilot of the space shuttle Challenger, who perished with eight others when the shuttle exploded on takeoff.
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