The Laurinburg-Maxton Airport is pleased to announce the presence of Unmanned Aerial Systems at their airport. Recently, the Airport Authority hired Seth Hatchell as the Assistant Director to help market the airport. It is his mission to bring about the future of aviation right here in Scotland County.


Seth graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and a focus in Unmanned Aerial Systems. He holds a Private Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating, as well as a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certiifcate. This provides the airport with an individual who is knowledgeable in both manned and unmanned aviation.


The Federal Aviation Administration regulates that no drone may be flown within 5 miles of an uncontrolled airport, without the approval of the local Airport Authority. If you would like to request approval or have some questions concerning Unmanned Systems, please feel free to reach out to Seth. The link for the Airspace Authorization Form is listed below:



Posted below are a couple links pertaining to Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107):





Seth Hatchell

Assistant Director

Laurinburg-Maxton Airport

Work: (910) 844-5081

16701 Airport Road, Maxton, North Carolina 28364