The Virginia Tech Montgomery Regional Airport Authority Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm.

Notice of Proposed Fee Increase

Proposed Fee Changes PDF

COVID-19 Corona Virus Protections

Effective 3/24/2020. Due to continued public health concerns and orders, access inside the airports FBO building will be restricted to employees, Passengers, Crews and essential personnel only. The airport will remain open and available for all your aircraft fueling needs. Masks are require while in the Terminal.

Straight in, straight out convenience

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Learn how convenient we can be for you.

From passenger to pilot, we provide convenience. Need a flight close to your final destination? Need an airport with good facilities and experienced staff? Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport has what you need.

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Photo: Roger Shelton
Photo: Dr. Antonio Trani
Photo: Dr. Antonio Trani

About the Airport:

The Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport is a public airfield with Authority members representing Montgomery County, The Towns Of Christiansburg & Blacksburg, and Virginia Tech.

Come visit us!

Meet our Board Members
See the Airport’s Master Plan

Airport Timeline:

1913 – A flying field was set up in a local farmer’s pasture

1929 – The Virginia Highway Department started work on the VPI Airport

1931 – The Virginia Tech Airport officially opened

1940 – A hangar was added to the initial construction and paving runway 08/26 was started

1966 – Paved Runway 12/30 completed

1967 – 1970 – Runway lighting, AM radio beacon, and T-Hangars added

1995 – New terminal building completed

2002 – Airport management transferred to current Authority, name changed to Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport

2020 – Runway Extension Project completed. Runway extended from 4,500 to 5,500 feet.

Why fly with us?

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The answer is simple. Convenience. By using the Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport (VTMEA) you are able to immediately access Southwest Virginia’s finest education, business and outdoor resources.

Arrive and walk across the street to Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, or visit Virginia Tech, a two-minute car ride away. If sports are your interest, the Airport’s centralized location provides easy access to the New River Valley’s challenging golf courses and countless fishing spots. Hunting, hiking, mountain biking, and water sports are also favorites in the Valley. Or, take advantage of the shuttle provided to Airport customers during football games and cheer for the HOKIES.

The Airport is located in The Town of Blacksburg, which was recently voted one of the top fifteen towns in the US in which to live by Outdoor Magazine. We’re at the center of Montgomery County, whose mantra is “Just Naturally Good for Business”. Our front door is just minutes from Interstate 81, which bisects the County.

Just three miles south of the Airport is the Town of Christiansburg, the commercial center of the region. Recent growth has allowed many national retail, restaurant, and hotel chains to move into the area. Whatever the reason for your visit, business or pleasure, using VTMEA will allow you more time to visit and less time in travel.

What does Convenience mean to you?:

Business – Executives, researchers, and academia can land within minutes of their meeting or hotel room.

Football – Avoid the traffic to the big game, and take our shuttle from the terminal to the stadium.

Recreation – Arrive and be within minutes of your favorite outdoor sport – fishing, biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, or hunting.

Shopping & Restaurants – If you’re in the area, you’re ten minutes from a commercial area with all the shops and restaurants you’ll want.

Students & Professors – Virginia Tech’s campus is a two-minute drive from the Airport. Make your trip short – make it with us.

OUR SERVICES

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Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Sectional chart: Cincinnati
Control tower: No
ARTCC: Washington Center
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-800-WX-BRIEF]
NOTAMs facility: BCB (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0800-1900 EDT

0800-1800 EST

Pattern altitude:

3132 ft. MSL

TPA 1000 FT AGL FOR NON TURBINE POWERED ACFT. TPA FOR TURBINE POWERED ACFT 1500 FT AGL.

Wind indicator: Lighted
Segmented circle: Yes
Lights:

DUSK-DAWN

MIRL RY 13/31 PRESET LOW INTST; ACTVT HIGHER INTST;

ODALS RY 13 & REIL RY 31 – CTAF.

Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)

Location

FAA Identifier: BCB
Lat/Long:

37-12-27.500N / 080-24-28.200W

37-12.45833N / 080-24.47000W

37.2076389 / -80.4078333 (estimated)

Elevation: 2132 ft. / 649.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (1985)
From city: 3 miles S of BLACKSBURG, VA

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.05
WX AWOS-3: 133.325 (540-231-4837)
Roanoke approach: 126.9
Roanoke departure: 126.9
Clearance delivery: 124.85
IC: 126.9
WX AWOS-3 at PSK (14 nm W): 127.375 (540-674-2731)

Airport Services

Airport management: Yes
Passenger terminal and lounge: Yes
Pilot supplies: No
Pilots lounge/snooze room: Yes
Public telephone: Yes
Computerized weather: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Fuel available:

Brand: independent

100LL Avgas

Jet A

Ppr for fuel; Phone: 540-231-4444

Discounts: volume purchases of Jet A, Based aircraft (10%)

Parking:

hangars

tiedowns

Airframe service: Minor
Powerplant service: Minor
Bottled oxygen: None
Bulk oxygen: None

Runway Information

Runway 13 Runway 31
Dimensions: 5500 x 100 ft. / 1676 x 30 m 5500 x 100 ft. / 1676 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity medium intensity
Latitude: 37-12.629328N 37-12.287650N
Longitude:
080-24.886402W
080-24.054672W
Elevation: 2112.7 ft. 2131.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: Left Left
Runway heading: 123 magnetic, 117 true 303 magnetic, 297 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator:
4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
2-light PAPI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ODALS: omnidirectional approach lighting system NSTD
Runway end identifier lights: No Yes
Touchdown point: Yes, no lights Yes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/DME
Obstructions: 24 ft. road, lighted, 600 ft. from runway, 309 ft. right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear 16 ft. brush, 373 ft. from runway, 260 ft. right of centerline, 11:1 slope to clear

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 46
Single engine airplanes: 39
Multi engine airplanes: 4
Helicopters: 1
Jet Aircraft: 2
Aircraft operations: avg 94/day

73% local general aviation

24% transient general aviation

2% air taxi

2% military

Additional Remarks

A51-30
OCCASIONAL WILDLIFE ON ARPT
VFR DEPARTURES MAINTAIN RY HEADING UNTIL REACHING 1000 FT AGL.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREA NORTH OF ARPT;
ROA TWR SVCS AVBL AT 540-563-1307.

for information contact airport manager at 540-231-4444.

LOCAL SERVICES

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CONTACT

LOCATION

1601 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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The Virginia Tech/Montgomery Regional Airport Authority is made up of members of four entities, which include Virginia Tech, Montgomery County, and the towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg.

Operations Hours (7 days)

0800 – 1900 EDT

0800 – 1800 EST

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28   Closed
Friday, November 29   1000 – 1500

Christmas

Tuesday, December 24   Closed
Wednesday, December 25   Closed
Thursday, December 26   1000 – 1800

New Years’

Wednesday, January 1   Closed

PHONE

(area code 540)

Terminal: 231-4444

FAX:  231-7805

 

Other Local  Numbers

AWOS:  231-4837

Shelton Aviation:  998-8342

Star Aviation:  855-8186

Duncan Ford Car Rentals:  552-4331

Enterprise Car Rentals:  382-7970

VT Police:  382-4343

National Weather Service:  552-0497

EMAIL

Executive Director:  Keith Holt: mgr@vtbcb.com

Operations Director: Scott Stansfield: ops@vtbcb.com

 

Frequencies:

Unicom:  123.05

AWOS:  133.325

ROA clearance delivery:  124.85

Regulations & Policies

Please contact the Airport Director for a list of updated Regulations and Policies.

Download Standards Documents:
Development Standards

Minimum Standards

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