Business View Magazine | Volume 9, Issue 1

164 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 1 T he Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport (RWI) is a premier general aviation airport serving the Coastal Plains region of Eastern North Carolina. Located on NC HWY 97, 3 miles from 1-95, the airport is conveniently positioned about 12 miles from the central business district of the City of Rocky Mount, and about 10 miles from the central business district of the City of Wilson. RWI is certified under Title 14 CFR part 139 as an Index A / Class 4 airport and provides all FAA required Safety and ARFF capabilities on the field. Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport’s history goes back almost a century, evolving through a variety of incarnations. One of the earliest was the Rocky Mount “Eagle” Airport, which was built in 1933 by the Eagle Aircraft Company. That airfield consisted of a four-acre rectangular sand and sod field, with hangars and buildings along the southeast side. The airport was renamed Rocky Mount Municipal Airport at some point in the mid 1930s, and for the next 30 years, it was home to mainly crop-dusters and private aircraft. AT A GLANCE ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON REGIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: A public airport WHERE: Nash County, North Carolina, seven miles southwest of Rocky Mount WEBSITE: Rocky Mount- Wilson Regional Airport F L Y H O M E T O R W I