Frequently Asked Questions
The Georgetown Executive Airport at Johnny Gantt Field was established with a grant from the Civil Aeronautics Board, forerunner of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1941. Construction started in early 1945. Our Airport plays a vital role as a general aviation reliever airport for the region. Originally the U.S. Government wanted to establish a training site for military aviators for the upcoming war, but by the time the airport was built, the need for training military pilots was lessened. Today, Airport businesses account for about 200 jobs in the local economy including several critical aviation sectors such as flight instruction, airplane and engine repair, avionics repair and modification, airplane and helicopter sales, and vintage airplane restoration. Airport operations include search and rescue, medical flights, army aviator training, recreational flying, and corporate light business jet traffic. Civic contributions include Angel Flight, school class tours, high school aviation classes, Civil Air Patrol, Experimental Aircraft Association, and charity car shows.
This list of frequently asked questions is provided to share information related to airport topics with the Airport users and residents of Georgetown. The questions and responses cover topics ranging from planned Airport improvements, project environmental reviews, future plans for the Airport, Airport operational requirements, and the economic impact and financial health of the Airport.
FAQs for Airport Users
FAQs for Georgetown Residents