Grundy Municipal Airport
|Grundy Municipal Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: KGDY – FAA LID: GDY|
|Owner||Town of Grundy|
|Operator||Grundy Municipal Airport Commission|
|Elevation AMSL||2,304 ft / 702 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Grundy Municipal Airport (ICAO: KGDY, FAA LID: GDY) is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Grundy, a town in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States. It is publicly owned by the Town of Grundy and is operated by the Grundy Municipal Airport Commission. Grundy Municipal is the only airport operating in Buchanan County. Small personal and charter planes use the facility. It is a 3 miles (5 km) drive from Grundy, the county seat of Buchanan County.
Facilities and aircraft
Grundy Municipal Airport covers an area of 89 acres (36 ha) at an elevation of 2,304 feet (702 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 4/22 which measures 2,256 by 60 feet (688 x 18 m). For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2008, the airport had 4,177 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 11 per day.
Future of the airport
Grundy Municipal Airport was completed in 1969 when the property it lies on was donated to the town by the United Coal Company, after surface mining created the new flat land. The lack of flat terrain in the mountainous region made it difficult to find a location suitable to sustain a proper airport facility. After 35 years of operation, many local leaders want to replace the current airport for a larger regional airport. Leaders on a local, state, and federal level have been working on creating a new regional airport serving Buchanan and Dickenson Counties. Currently, work is in the alpha stages to develop a new regional airport with the relocation of residents.
- FAA Airport Master Record for GDY ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- Great Circle Mapper: KGDY - Grundy, Virginia (Grundy Municipal Airport)