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Cliffs And Mountains Make This A Challenging Private Airport

The Mountain Air Country Club is located in the mountains just northeast of Asheville, North Carolina. Its 2,900x50 foot runway leaves pilots facing a 1,000 foot drop on either end of the threshold. One thing's for sure: you don't want to land short or long here.

With its own private, paved airstrip (2NC0) on top of the mountain at 4,432 feet MSL, pilots and their families can be in their home, on the challenging 18-hole golf course, dining at one of two club restaurants, in the pool, or just relaxing on top of the mountain, all just a few minutes after landing. With aircraft ranging from Cessna Citation Jets, Pilatus PC12s, and Cirrus SR22s, it's not uncommon to find 30+ aircraft on the ramp during the busy summer months.

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VFR Sectional Chart

Cessna Citation Takeoff

Cirrus SR22 Landing

A GoPro View

Piper Meridian Takeoff

Remember that Mountain Air (2NC0) is a private airport and country club, so you'll need permission or a membership prior to landing. Read more on the Mountain Air Country Club website for details.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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