Beech River Regional Airport

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Beech River Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Beech River Regional Airport Authority
Serves Lexington / Parsons
Location Darden, Tennessee
Elevation AMSL 488 ft / 149 m
Coordinates 35°39′23″N 088°11′43″W / 35.65639°N 88.19528°W / 35.65639; -88.19528Coordinates: 35°39′23″N 088°11′43″W / 35.65639°N 88.19528°W / 35.65639; -88.19528
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 6,000 1,829 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 3,440
Based aircraft 26

Beech River Regional Airport (ICAO: KPVEFAA LID: PVE) is a public-use airport in Henderson County, Tennessee, United States.[1][2] It is located five nautical miles (5.8 mi, 9.3 km) northwest of the central business district of Parsons,[1] a city in Decatur County.

Beech airport opened in 2006 and is owned by Beech River Regional Airport Authority,[1] representing the cities of Lexington and Parsons, the counties of Henderson and Decatur, and the state of Tennessee.[3] It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[4]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned PVE by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA,[5] which assigned PVE to El Porvenir, Panama.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Beech River Regional Airport covers an area of 467 acres (189 ha) at an elevation of 488 feet (149 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 1/19 with a concrete surface measuring 6,000 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2010, the airport had 3,440 aircraft operations, an average of 286 per month: 93% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 26 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single-engine, 15% multi-engine and 13% jet.[1]

The airport is attended during regular business hours and has 100LL avgas and Jet A fuel services. It is included under the Jackson FSS. It has runway lighting and PAPI on both runways, and is lighted sunset to sunrise. NOTAMs are filed with McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport.[7] PVE is located on the Memphis sectional chart.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g FAA Airport Master Record for PVE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ Map showing airport, Darden, and border between Henderson and Decatur Counties. MapQuest. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Governor Bredesen Announces Opening of New Beech River Airport". News Release. Tennessee Department of Transportation. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB) Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Beech River Regional Airport (FAA: PVE, ICAO: KPVE)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "El Porvenir, Panama (IATA: PVE, ICAO: MPVR)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  7. ^ PVE at, effective 2011-07-04

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