Airport Management

The Pinehurst Regional Airport is a publicly-owned and operated airport operated for the convenience and benefit of the public by the Moore County Airport Authority. The Moore County Airport Authority meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the airline terminal conference room at the Moore County Airport. The meeting is open to the public, and public expertise and opinions are eagerly solicited.

The airport was established in 1929 when the Tufts family, famous for their Pinehurst Resort, opened a dirt runway and named it “Knollwood Airport.” In 1935 the county acquired the facility. During World War II, the airport was leased to the Army Air Corps and was called Knollwood Army Auxiliary Airfield and large-scale military exercises were conducted at the field, practicing techniques later used on D-Day and elsewhere.

The original airport hangar is still on the field and is located just west of the rotating beacon. This hangar was home, for years, to an original World War II Stinson Reliant owned by the Commemorative Air Force.

Today the airport offers a 6,500 foot runway and is equipped with state-of-the-art instrument approaches and lighting for use in inclement weather. There are about 90 hangar spaces and a flight school. About 6,000 planes land or depart from the airport annually.

Authority Members: 

  • Bob Zschoche, Chairman
  • Barry Lerman, Vice-Chairman
  • Michael Jones, Secretary & Treasurer
  • George Parker, Member
  • Pat Corso, Member
  • Airport Manager: Greg Hudson, (910) 692-3212

Staff

Airport Manager:

Gregory Hudson
910-692-3212 ext 102
Cell: 336-362-8919

Administrative Assistant:

Crystal Meyers
910-692-3212 ext 101

Finance Administrator:

Jane Long
910-692-3212 ext 104

Director of Operations:

Bobbie Cox
910-692-3212 ext 103

Customer Service Representatives:

Gale Vencill
Carol Oakley
Amber Faull
Ed Zerbe

Line Service Technicians:
Paul Puszynski
Chris Fleming
Craig Smith
Tony Vencill
Wiley Fields
John Hartlove
Joseph Phillips
Scott Mayo

Facility Maintenance:
Carl Cameron

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