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Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport

Coordinates: 37°12′28″N 080°24′28″W / 37.20778°N 80.40778°W / 37.20778; -80.40778

Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerVirginia Tech Montgomery Regional Airport Authority
ServesBlacksburg, Virginia
Elevation AMSL2,132 ft / 650 m
Websitewww.vtmea.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,539 1,383 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations16,700

Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport (IATA: BCB, ICAO: KBCB, FAA LID: BCB) is a public airport named for nearby Virginia Tech and located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Blacksburg, a town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States.[1]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport covers an area of 248 acres (100 ha) and contains one asphalt paved runway, designated 12/30 and measuring 4,539 x 100 ft (1,383 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2007, the airport had 16,700 aircraft operations, an average of 45 per day: 96% general aviation, 2% air taxi and 2% military.[1] BCB is an instrument flight rules airport with GPS approaches to both runways, a LOC/DME approach to runway 12, a non-precision NDB approach, and an automated weather observing system (AWOS-3).[2]

The airport officially opened in 1931 as VPI Airport (Virginia Tech was previously abbreviated VPI). University cadets trained to fly there during World War II. A new terminal building was completed in 1996, and the airport took its current name in 2002.[3]

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