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Rutherford County Airport is located on 280 acres and has an average of 33 aircraft operations a day. 

  • Location: 110 Marchman Field Drive Rutherfordton, NC 28139
  • Phone: (828) 287-0800
  • Hours: Open Daily from 9AM till 6PM
  • Full Service Fuel and Courtesy Car is Available During Regular Hours of Operation
  • 24/7 Self Service Fuel Available and Pilot Lounge with Restrooms
  • Afterhours Assistance or Services call the Airport’s Main Line (828) 287-0800
  • Please CLICK HERE  for KFQD information and current fuel prices.   
  • Click below for Rutherford County Airport Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Filed Flight Plans.       
  • Click here for information on What Aviation Means to our Economy               

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Rutherford County Airport Marketing and Promotional Video (click below)

Airport Fee Schedule
Airport Statistics and Expansion Plans
Rules and Regulations

Airport Request for Information Packet (Hangar Development)
Airport Request for Information Packet

Airport SAMPLE Ground Lease Forms

2023 Airport Authority Meeting Schedule

Whereas, the Rutherford Airport Authority is authorized by its enabling legislation to establish its regular meeting dates; and
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Rutherford County Airport Authority regularly scheduled meetings will be held bimonthly on the first Monday of the month at 4:00 P.M. on the dates shown below for the year 2023 and that such regular meetings will be held in the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room.  Special meetings will be scheduled as needed. 
January 09, 2023
March 06, 2023 
May 01, 2023
July 10, 2023
*September 05, 2023
November 06, 2023 
Adopted this the 07th day of  November, 2022.
*Meeting on Tuesday because of holiday on Monday.

Don't Forget Lunch!
Check out the 57 Alpha Cafe located at Marchman Field, known for its delicious, mouthwatering cheeseburger and best banana pudding in the south! Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.     
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Attention: Due to limited staffing, please call Cafe at (828)223-1934 to confirm it is open for business.  Call airport staff if you are unable to reach restaurant staff.