Morehead-Rowan County Airport Mask Policy

Airport Seeks FBO Applications


Morehead-Rowan County (KY) Clyde A. Thomas Regional Airport Application

Deadline:   31 July 2020

The Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board (Kentucky) is presenting the opportunity for a qualified individual or entity to operate a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at its general aviation airport, Clyde A. Thomas Regional Airport (KSYM).  The FBO selected will have defined a business plan to operate a successful business at the field to support airport and community initiatives.  Under general guidance from the airport governing Board, the FBO will work closely with local, state and federal officials to improve facilities, provide quality customer service and open new opportunities to promote aviation.  The FBO willwork with the airport Board, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the KY Department of Aviation drafting strategic and tactical plans and initiatives.  The FBOwill perform, oversee and manage airport operations, and ensure operational safety and compliance with laws, regulations, and contractual terms.  A multi-year contractual agreement between the Board and the FBO is desired and will be negotiated.  The offer description including a full list of essential functions, qualifications and preferences are posted at: www.mrcairport.orgalong with other information. Please submit a resume, cover letter, references and responses to Search Committee Chair, Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board, P.O. Box 934, Morehead, KY 40351 by 31 July 2020.  You may also initiate contact with Mr. Tim James, Committee Chair, at timothycjames@aol.com if you have questions about our airport.

MRCRA Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IMPORTANT: Runway 02/20 Closure July 6-August 24, 2020

Runway 02/20 and all associated taxiways will be closed to traffic beginning July 6, 2020 for 45 days in order to complete two important construction projects. Several unstable sections of the runway will undergo a full-depth reconstruction, and all runway and taxiway lighting including PAPIs will be replaced with a state-of-the-art LED system.  The two projects are planned to run concurrently to limit the total runway/taxiway closure schedule to 45 days.  Continued operation of rotor wing aircraft on the ramp area will be allowed during this time. After completion, the runway will be opened to normal use, but sections of the taxiway may be periodically closed to allow for the installation of the new taxiway lighting system. These projects are critical to the continued safe operation of our airport, and we appreciate your patience and understanding of the need for these improvements.

Covid 19 Advisory KSYM

Morehead – Rowan County
Clyde  A. Thomas Regional Airport
(KSYM) (Old M97)

Phone: 606-780-0085

The Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board is a member of the Morehead Chamber of Commerce

Opening in 2007, we’re Kentucky’s newest public airport serving the needs of local, state, and national air traffic including business jets with:

  • A 5500 ft. runway;
  • Modern office facilities with visitor and pilot lounges, and conference room;
  • Full service and 24 hour self-serve 100LL and Jet A fuel
  • AWOS 3
  • 24 T-Hangars
  • Large Community Hangar
  • 10 tie-down spots
  • Courtesy vehicle

The FBO is open 7 days a week and can arrange the following services:

  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Flight instruction (private, instrument, commercial)
  • Aircraft rental
  • Custom upholstery shop
  • Other assistance as needed

Airport Hours

Monday – Friday:

March – November:                    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December – February:                8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekends Year round:

Saturday:                                  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday:                                    11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 606-780-0085


1800 Rodney Hitch Blvd (formerly Kissick Road)

Morehead KY 40351

Click here for map.

Driving Directions:

From I-64, turn on exit 133 (4 miles west of Morehead exit 137) and then turn north onto KY 801. After 1.7 miles, turn left on to Rodney Hitch Blvd and continue for approximately two miles to the airport. 

Note: Many online map services provide an incorrect location for the airport.

Visitor Parking

Two parking lots are available close to the Terminal Building and Community Hangar for visitor, general public and T-Hangar tenant  parking.  Entrance into the Terminial Building area can be gained at the rear south gate of the Terminal Building.


The airport property is accessible by vehicle during regular day-light hours.

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