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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.
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?
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.
|Airport use:||Open to the public|
|FSS:||LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-800-WX-BRIEF]|
|NOTAMs facility:||BCB (NOTAM-D service available)|
3132 ft. MSL
TPA 1000 FT AGL FOR NON TURBINE POWERED ACFT. TPA FOR TURBINE POWERED ACFT 1500 FT AGL.
MIRL RY 13/31 PRESET LOW INTST; ACTVT HIGHER INTST;
ODALS RY 13 & REIL RY 31 – CTAF.
|Beacon:||white-green (lighted land airport)|
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)|
|From city:||3 miles S of BLACKSBURG, VA|
|WX AWOS-3:||133.325 (540-231-4837)|
|WX AWOS-3 at PSK (14 nm W):||127.375 (540-674-2731)|
|Passenger terminal and lounge:||Yes|
|Pilots lounge/snooze room:||Yes|
Ppr for fuel; Phone: 540-231-4444
Discounts: volume purchases of Jet A, Based aircraft (10%)
|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|
|Elevation:||2112.7 ft.||2131.7 ft.|
|Runway heading:||123 magnetic, 117 true||303 magnetic, 297 true|
|Markings:||nonprecision, in good condition||nonprecision, in good condition|
|Visual slope indicator:||
|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|
|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|
|Aircraft operations:||avg 94/day
73% local general aviation
24% transient general aviation
2% air taxi
|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.
1601 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
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
Thursday, November 28 Closed
Friday, November 29 1000 – 1500
Tuesday, December 24 Closed
Wednesday, December 25 Closed
Thursday, December 26 1000 – 1800
Wednesday, January 1 Closed
(area code 540)
Other Local Numbers
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
Executive Director: Keith Holt: email@example.com
Operations Director: Scott Stansfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROA clearance delivery: 124.85