Horace Williams Airport (ICAO: KIGX, FAA LID: IGX) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) north of the central business district of Chapel Hill, a city in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. It is owned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned IGX by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
Horace Williams Airport is home to North Carolina's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program, which flies doctors and medical specialists participating in instructional and outreach programs, serving outlying communities in under-served areas of the state. In addition, some private flights also help bring distant patients to the UNC Hospitals, as well as occasionally serving as rapid air link with hospital helicopter service for time-critical organ transplants.
... The University plans to close the airport to make room for construction of Carolina North, a planned major long-term expansion of its campus ... They note that upgrades to the airport approved by the FAA have kept pace with current technology and it is staffed with meticulous attention detail and careful people, although there have been some ... Conflict between the town and airport advocates has had a history dating back to the 1980s, revolving around issues such as the location of the airport in a residential area that includes 4 schools, a church ...
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