Tappahannock–Essex County Airport

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Tappahannock–Essex County Airport
IATA: noneICAO: KXSAFAA LID: XSA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Tappahannock Essex County Airport Authority
Serves Tappahannock, Virginia
Location Essex County, near Tappahannock, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 136 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 37°51′35″N 076°53′39″W / 37.85972°N 76.89417°W / 37.85972; -76.89417
Website TappahannockEssexAirport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,300 1,311 Asphalt

Tappahannock–Essex County Airport (ICAO: KXSAFAA LID: XSA) is a public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) south of the central business district of Tappahannock, a town in Essex County, Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Tappahannock Essex County Airport Authority.[1]

Opened in 2007[2] and located near Route 360 at St. Paul's Crossroads, this airport replaced the former Tappahannock Municipal Airport (FAA LID: W79)[3] which was located near the intersection of Route 17 & Airport Road.[4]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Tappahannock–Essex County Airport is assigned XSA by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Tappahannock–Essex County Airport covers an area of 423 acres (171 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (10/28) measuring 4,300 x 75 ft (1,311 x 23 m).[1]

History[edit]

Ground was broken for the airport in 2005. The flight strip was paid for by local tax payers and a federal grant, replacing Tappahannock Municipal Airport which was abandoned following the opening of Tappahannock–Essex County Airport.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.

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