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LIA Runway

LIA Runway

Long Island Airpark is an airport community located in Catawba County, North Carolina on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Norman. Nestled on a peninsula surrounded by the lake, Long Island is a haven for aviation enthusiasts both land and water based. NC26 has a 3,000 x 100 foot lighted turf runway, a seaplane ramp, and boating docks, in a family-friendly community. The airport has many experimental aircraft owners/builders in residence, and many residents are active in EAA Chapter 309, with weekly build nights at Long Island as well as nearby Lake Norman Airport.

Airport is private and unattended: Call 1-877-FLY-NC26 (1-877-359-6226) for information and permission to land.

Airpark Entrance

Airpark Entrance

The airport hosts an annual fly-in event on the last Saturday in September (rain day is usually Sunday), and residents host frequent holiday parties year round (Independence Day, Memorial Day, Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s Day, etc.).

Watch for tractors on the runway during Spring/Fall. Mowing is on Thursdays but may be moved to other days due to weather. Use caution when flying low in the area or if you are a seaplane landing on water. There are many powerlines (on both short wooden poles and tall metal towers) in the vicinity of the airpark that are not on sectionals and are not marked with orange balls. Accidents HAVE occurred in which an aircraft struck nearby powerlines between Long Island Airpark and Lake Norman Airport.