Lancaster County Airport (ICAO: KLKR, FAA LID: LKR), also known as McWhirter Field, is a county-owned, public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) west of the central business district of Lancaster, in Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned LKR by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned LKR to Las Khoreh in Somalia).
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Lancaster County Airport covers an area of 301 acres (122 ha) at an elevation of 486 feet (148 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,004 by 100 feet (1,830 x 30 m).For the 12-month period ending July 22, 2009, the airport had 23,850 aircraft operations, an average of 65 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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