A new control tower at Albert J. Ellis Airport in North Carolina is in service, though uncharted until January.
The new tower, which came online Nov. 1, brings with it an airspace change to Class D ahead of the next sectional chart update in January. AOPA requested a delay making the various changes (including radio frequencies) to coincide with the chart cycle, however the FAA opted to proceed.
The Class E surface area depicted on current charts has become Class D airspace. The AOPA Airport Directory listing for the airport will also be updated to reflect the tower’s arrival once the FAA publications and databases are updated. Pilots should check notams for current information; the tower frequency is 132.65 MHz, and ground control frequency is 125.40 MHz. The common traffic advisory frequency, used when the tower is closed, was also updated to 132.65 MHz.