Illinois Valley Regional Airport

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Illinois Valley Regional Airport

Walter A. Duncan Field
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorCity of Peru
ServesPeru, Illinois
Elevation AMSL654 ft / 199 m
Coordinates41°21′07″N 089°09′11″W / 41.35194°N 89.15306°W / 41.35194; -89.15306Coordinates: 41°21′07″N 089°09′11″W / 41.35194°N 89.15306°W / 41.35194; -89.15306
VYS is located in Illinois
Location of airport in Illinois
VYS is located in the United States
VYS (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
7/25 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations21,000
Based aircraft33

Illinois Valley Regional Airport (IATA: VYS, ICAO: KVYS, FAA LID: VYS), also known as Walter A. Duncan Field, is a city-owned, public-use airport located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northwest of the central business district of Peru, a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States.[1] The airport was opened in November 1985.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Illinois Valley Regional Airport covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 654 feet (199 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways, one designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,000 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m) and a second designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,000 by 75 feet.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 21,000 aircraft operations, an average of 57 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. At that time, there were 33 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine, 12% multi-engine and 3% helicopter.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for VYS (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.

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