Welcome to the Crystal Coast
The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority welcomes you to Michael J. Smith Field and the beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina!
Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority
Just minutes to Historic Beaufort, pristine beaches, world-class fishing off the Big Rock, and some of the finest seafood, dining, and people on the east coast. The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority offers over 400 acres of space including three asphalt runways, a terminal building, hangar and tie-down spaces, fuel, and so much more! You will find exactly what you need here at Michael J. Smith Field.
Around 1941 Carteret County acquired the land for an airport. On March 15, 1941 the NC General Assembly ratified Chapter 426 of the Public–Local Laws of 1941, the enabling legislation to create the Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority.