Fly in for a visit to Pender County

Henderson Field Airport, FAA identifier ACZ, is located in northern Pender County. Visitors to Pender County/Topsail Island are discovering this hidden treasure.

Corporate jets, government agencies, and the flying public utilize Henderson Field Airport daily.

Vacationers traveling from up north to Florida have discovered Henderson Field Airport offers a 24-hour pilot lounge and more competitive fuel prices than the larger airports. It’s the perfect layover stop!

“A lot of people don’t know we have an airport,” said Tammy Proctor, director of tourism in Pender County. “But the flying public loves Henderson Field Airport.”

“I try to cater to tourists,” said Gage King, director of Henderson Field Airport.

The airport offers the flying public a courtesy car for short trips to our local attractions. For longer trips and longer stays, the airport has a working relationship with Enterprise in the Town of Wallace. Cars from Enterprise are delivered to the airport for pilots and travelers.

Located just minutes from Interstate 40, Henderson Field Airport is a 15-minute drive from Burgaw and a short drive to the Topsail Island beaches. Located just off State Route 11, off Wallace’s Main Street, Henderson Field Airport is poised for expansion.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) sees the potential of Henderson Field. Recently the airport was allocated $5.3 million through the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). With state and federal funding, and a small percentage of investment from Wallace and Pender County, the airport has taken the first steps in a runway extension and terminal designs. Access roadways are being improved and the installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) is in process.

Currently the asphalt Runway 9/27 is 4153 x 75 ft. Eventually the runway will be extended to 5,000 feet in the first phase, with designs which could extend the runaway up to 6,000 feet.
Henderson Field Airport is home to private and corporate aircraft. Hanger space is available for rent.

Mechanics for craft maintenance are based at the field.

Occasionally turbulent weather will cause a pilot to land un-expectantly. When that happens, pilot and passengers find a kitchen, restrooms, computers for weather service, and comfortable sofas to relax.

“Over the past 12 months, we have proudly served local manufacturers, suppliers of local manufacturers, agriculture, developers, healthcare, and tourism to our area's great golf courses and beaches,” said King. “As our communities grow, it is important that our airport grows as well.”

For more information about Henderson Field, visit  or call 910-285-6642. The address of Henderson Field Airport is 250 Henderson Field Rd. in Wallace, 28466.