Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as “PTIA” or just “PTI”) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem as well as the entire Piedmont Triad Region in North Carolina. The airport has 3 runways; the third opened January 27, 2010 for increased traffic. The airport is located just off Bryan Boulevard. Piedmont Triad International airport is the third busiest airport in North Carolina averaging 280 takeoffs and landings each day. Republic Airlines, operating as US Airways Express also maintains a pilot and flight attendant base at the airport.
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
An antecedent of PTI Airport, one of the first commercial airports in the South, Maynard Field was dedicated on December 6, 1919, just west of Greensboro near Oak Ridge. With its two intersecting runways measuring 1,890 feet (580 m) and 1,249 feet (381 m), hangar space, and even an early day equivalent of a Fixed Base Operator that made sure the torches were lit at dusk, Maynard Field was named to honor a young North Carolinian pilot named Lt. Belvin Maynard. By 1922 it had competition to the west with Miller Field in Winston-Salem, and Charles Field, a single airstrip that was used mainly for barnstorming, and to drill take-offs and landings for the Charles family.
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as “PTIA” or just “PTI”) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem as well as the entire Piedmont Triad Region in North Carolina.
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 925 ft.
Runway length available: 05L/23L 9000×150 ft. :: 14/32 6380×150 ft. :: 05R/23L 10001×150 ft.