Chesterfield County Airport

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Chesterfield County Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Chesterfield County
Serves Richmond, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 237 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 37°24′24″N 077°31′30″W / 37.40667°N 77.52500°W / 37.40667; -77.52500
FCI is located in Virginia
FCI is located in the US
Location of airport in Virginia / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 5,500 1,676 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 82,500
Based aircraft 137

Chesterfield County Airport (ICAO: KFCIFAA LID: FCI) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Richmond, an independent city in and the capital of Virginia, United States. It is owned by Chesterfield County.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Chesterfield County Airport is assigned FCI by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Built in 1973, Chesterfield County Airport covers an area of 593 acres (240 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (15/33) measuring 5,500 x 100 ft (1,676 x 30 m).[1] The runway was completely resurfaced in 2007 and repainted in 2008 and is in excellent condition. Chesterfield County Airport is designated by the FAA as an official general aviation reliever airport for the busier Richmond International Airport. A modern terminal building with internet access, Wi-Fi, flight planning room, showers, vending machines, restaurant, and pilot quiet rooms is available.

Dominion Aviation Services is the fixed-base operator (FBO) at this field. Fuel, flight training, and aircraft rental are available. Dominion is an FAA certified repair station.

Chesterfield County Airport is the homebase for the Wingnuts Flying Club.

The airport is the second busiest in the Richmond, Virginia region. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 82,500 aircraft operations, an average of 226 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi and <1% military. There are 137 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single engine, 15% multi-engine, 7% jets and 3% helicopters.[1]


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