Kershaw County News

KERSHAW COUNTY TAKES OVER AIRPORT OPERATIONS

Post Date:09/26/2019 11:40 AM

PRESS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2019

Media Contact    803.425.1500
Lauren Branham Reeder
Public Information Officer
Lauren.reeder@kershaw.sc.gov

Kershaw County, SC – Until further notice, Kershaw County will assume the daily operations of the County’s Woodward Field Airport. Historically operated by an outside fixed-based operator (FBO), Kershaw County will now handle the airport’s aeronautical services including fueling, tie-down and parking, and moving airplanes to and from hangars.

“We could not have asked for a smoother transition,” stated Danny Templar, Kershaw County Assistant Administrator. “Kershaw County will continue to provide exceptional service to aircraft owners, pilots, and passengers that use our airport as their gateway into our community.”

 

ABOUT WOODWARD FIELD AIRPORT

The Kershaw County Woodward Field Airport originated in 1929 when area philanthropist and equestrian Ernest Woodward donated 160 acres of land northeast of Camden for an airport. From 1941 to 1944, the airport was home to The Southern Aviation School – a primary pilot training school for British and American pilots.

Today the airport services the citizens and businesses of Kershaw County as well as the surrounding areas by playing a key role in the continued economic prosperity of our local community. The airport features a 3,000 foot and 5,000 foot runway and offers jet fueling, aircraft maintenance, and other aircraft services.

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