Fly Into Mountain Air

Experience a True Fly-In Community

If you’re a pilot, Mountain Air is the ideal getaway, featuring the highest private runway east of the Mississippi. Depending on the type of aircraft, most locations in the eastern United States are no more than three hours away. This convenience provides flexible work and travel opportunities.

Testimonials from Our Pilots

Having a private airstrip at our ‘front door’ gives us the freedom to enjoy easily all that Mountain Air has to offer. And, the runway enhances our experience at the mountain because it offers us the opportunity to be around other aviation enthusiasts.

EddiePilatus Owner

I now live on Mountain Air full time. For the last five years of my working life, I would fly from my home to Mountain Air on Fridays and return on Monday mornings. It gave me a new lease on life!

TrevorDiamond Owner

When looking for an airpark community to call home, we wanted to combine it with an interesting neighborhood, mountain views, outdoor adventure, entertainment such as music, theater, and the arts, learning opportunities, and a strong community with diverse people. Mountain Air has exceeded our expectations on all fronts.

Linda Commercial Pilot, Airframe & Power Mechanic

I love the convenience, challenge, and beauty of flying into Mountain Air. Being able to quickly escape my hectic and stressful daily life allows me to rest, recharge and play in these beautiful mountains.

JDPiper Meridian Owner

I think I have found aviation heaven! I have been flying for over 40 years, and about 10 years ago I found what I consider to be the best retreat/vacation home community in the USA. Mountain Air is next to Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi with average temperatures in the 70s in July. Our family takes our plane and helicopter up to Mountain Air for the summers, and we stage our summer trips from there. It’s a short hop to most anywhere on the eastern seaboard. I love flying, and it doesn’t get any better than this. We are currently building our new home on the runway with spectacular views of the golf course and Blue Ridge mountains.”

ArvidEurocopter & Pilatus Owner

Skimming over the rugged mountains and tall evergreens, I am always taken aback by the awesome beauty of the approach to Mountain Air. It is a terrain of manicured fairways, lush vegetation, and homes that seem to blend in naturally. Landing on the runway at the peak of this mountain is thrilling, and I’m fortunate to call this paradise my home.

SteveRobinson R44 Owner

I’ve flown all around the United States, and there is nothing like landing and taking off at Mountain Air. It is beautiful and exhilarating! I love this place where there are great people, aviation, golf, nice weather, outdoor and social activities. It’s impossible to choose my favorite thing at Mountain Air.

JimCirrus Owner

As a Florida pilot, I bought at Mountain Air to escape the summer heat. From my runway home in Florida to Mountain Air is a two-hour flight instead of a 10-hour drive, and where I enjoy an average summertime temperature of 72 degrees. In the fall the colors of the forest from my patio is spectacular.

ClarkCessna Owner

At an elevation of 4,600 feet, the paved runway measures 2,875 feet and landing here is considered a special treat by pilots and their families. Once on the ground, you’re just steps from the club and a short jaunt from home.

Special Happenings on the Runway

The runway also hosts special events throughout the year, such as a 4th of July party with fireworks, outdoor movie nights, stargazing and astronomy gatherings, and airplane and auto events.

An Active Pilots Association

The members of the Mountain Air Pilots Association come from diverse aviation backgrounds. Individually and as a group, they participate in recreational flight while actively promoting programs emphasizing safety and training.

Please note the Mountain Air runway is private and permission is required to land. Contact the Mountain Air Property Owners Association at 828-682-1578 to request the necessary documents.

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