Our runway lights are operational again!  The rotating beacon is operating sunset to sunrise and we installed a Pilot Controlled Light system for increased use of the airport. Three slow clicks of the pilot’s radio, set to the common frequency, will turn on the LED runway lights for 15 minutes when needed. They will flash the last 15 seconds before turning off. 

 General aviation, emergency services and future businesses can now use the airfield 24/7.  Flight training requires night landings and currency; this will draw in flight schools with students that will utilize the current motels, restaurants and tourism venues.  With our 24/7 LED PAPI approach lights, approaches and landings are safer!  

We have two rows of  T-hangars.

Larger T-Hangars capable of light twins are 44’w x 14’H x 38’D. $250 a month! (End hangars more)

We also have standard sized T-hangars, 42”W x 12”H x 32”D at $200/$250 a month! (End hangar more)

Contact us to check availability!

We have  rental cars available on the field when calling ahead or become an Emerald Club member for a better experience! 


There is an A&P, Inspection Authorization on the Field! 

Shane, owner of Flying Wolf Aviation. 706-490-4143 

BEST PRICES AROUND! Click on "Maintenance" above for a price list.

 Shane can order and install your ADS-B-out Tailbeacon! The fastest and simplest way to get compliant! Order the unit through him. He'll  give you a lower price and faster arrival! He will install and complete the paperwork! 

Installation in just one hour! Call him now at 706-490-4143 

Dynamic propeller balancing! An RV-8A had just 16 hours on it and the prop was out of balance. Owner couldn’t believe how smooth and quite it became after the balance! Combination of propeller hub, spinner and prop can be out of balance causing vibration, wear on your avionics, you and your passengers. Three hours to complete if the prop is out of balance. Aircraft maintenance can be done while you're vacationing here! A real win win situation!

We strive to maintain the lowest price on self-serve 100LL in the area! 

If you need to get into the area IFR, we have instrument approaches. Click HERE for

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About our company

About the President:

    Hans van Ovost has over 30 years of fixed base operation experience and is a seasoned Part 135 operator.
   He started at Fort Pierce, Florida municipal airport when it was just another non-towered airport without facilities.     
   Through Hans' efforts, it has become Treasure Coast International Airport (FPR) with paint, upholstery, avionics, and maintenance shops. 
    It is now a major business and transportation hub which has brought new businesses to the local area and increased the revenue of St. Lucie  County.
    His hopes are to inspire the same for Polk County! 

  Whitewater Aviation was created to transform Martin Campbell Field from a dormant airport, rich with history, into a viable modern retreat and air transportation hub here in Polk County, TN.   We now have self-service aviation fuel and two new rows of “T-hangars”  with more than 20 aircraft on the field. For safety, we have installed PAPI approach lighting and updated the runway lights to pilot control. We strive to keep the lowest price on fuel, hangar rentals and maintenance.  By doing so, we’ve been successfully bringing newcomers into Polk County since 2009.   

   Our goal is to attract new businesses looking to find their futures in this fertile area. Businesses and corporations to create new jobs and bringing in new families. 

Feel free to come in and visit--you will find your new best friends here! 


About the area:

  A two hour drive north of Atlanta lies the Tennessee Overhill Country.
This mystical, mysterious place is older than the Cherokee.
     Distinctively different, the moon shines over some of the United  States best white water rivers, crystalline lakes, deeply wooded forests  and some of the warmest, most colorful Americans still breathing.

    Many folks arrive at the airport and say, "This is the best kept secret!" More families are finding homes and businesses here. Why not have your business here with family year around?

    So, what's your pleasure? Whitewater rafting? Zip Line? Biking?  Camping?  Hiking?  Fishing? Hunting?  Horse back riding? Train tours in  the mountains? 

Polk County's Only Airport in the Local News

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, FLY or drive in to see us!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Whitewater Aviation Corporation

971 Airport Rd. Copperhill, TN 37317

423-496-9465 (Office) 866-829-2146 (Fax)


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm