Welcome to the Crystal Coast
The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority and the Michael J. Smith Field welcome you to the Crystal Coast.
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 provides ground leases and hangar rentals to meet your needs.
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.