Illinois Valley Regional Airport
|Illinois Valley Regional Airport
Walter A. Duncan Field
|Owner/Operator||City of Peru|
|Elevation AMSL||654 ft / 199 m|
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. The airport was opened in November 1985.
Facilities and aircraft
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.
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.
- Official website
- Traveling in the Illinois Valley at the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development website
- FAA Terminal Procedures for VYS, effective January 5, 2017
- Resources for this airport: