Flying Directions (scroll down for Driving Directions)

Cox Airfield (NC81) is located just north of US 64 in Apex, NC, between Salem Street (downtown Apex) and Hwy. 55 exits. See Driving Directions, below, for club house location.

WARNING: * Please use caution at all times on airport grounds due to flight operations, dogs, children, and deer.
* No information provided here is considered sufficient for flight planning - get your own briefing!

NOTICE: This NOTAM for RDU may affect traffic flying into or out of Cox Field:
RDU Congested Airspace and recommended VFR procedures

  • FAA Identifier: NC81
  • Lat/Long:
    35-45-06.5440N / 078-51-35.0260W
    35-45.109067N / 078-51.583767W
    35.7518178 / -78.8597294
  • Field elevation: 460.
  • Runway: 9/27, 2400. turf
  • Preferred T/O: to west, downhill
  • Preferred Landing: to east, uphill
  • Preferred pattern: south side of US64
  • Comm: CTAF, 122.9 (please use!)

Pond on east end, tall trees on west end. Exercise extreme caution as aircraft may be taxiing on the grass during day or night. Please be aware of surrounding residential areas on departure. Cox field lies under RDU airspace.

On the Sectional below, Cox Field is indicated by the red dot. Click on the image for full online Sectional charts centered on Cox Field.


Driving Directions

  • Usual meeting location is 1616 U.S. Hwy 64, Apex, NC.
    • Be aware that older GPS units may not find the correct entrance! Click here to see the entrance on google maps.
    • The entrance is only accessible from the westbound side.
    • There is no off ramp so use caution exiting the highway.
  • Drive west on US 64, just north of downtown Apex.
  • Just after where the Salem Street on-ramp merges in, where the guard rail ends, look for a stone entrance.
  • Exit through the stone entrance and stay on the paved road as it winds around the pond.
  • Park near the two-story blue building on the right where the road ends at the runway.
  • Chapter clubhouse, aka "Bull Shack" is up the stairs, enter from the deck.
  • If you have difficulty with stairs, there is a back entrance with a chair lift. Enter through the door on the lower-left side of the building, and look for the staircase.


On the map below, the entrance to the airfield is shown as a red star.
Click on the image for Google Maps of the same location.


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