05/10/04 — Mount Olive airport - correction

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Mount Olive airport - correction

By Matt Shaw
Published in News on May 10, 2004 1:56 PM

A story in Friday's News-Argus said that the Mount Olive Airport is a visual-flight-rules airport only. Actually, the airport has had an instrument approach for many years that guides pilots as low as 500 feet.

The Wayne County Trans-portation Committee is concerned that the airport will seek a precision approach system, which during bad weather would help pilots get down to 200 feet of the landing strip. That equipment would potentially interfere with Seymour Johnson's air traffic, the Wayne committee said.

The Mount Olive Airport Committee says it does not intend to seek such a system.