John Bell Williams Airport

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John Bell Williams Airport

(former Hinds County Airport)
John Bell Williams Airport - Mississippi.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerHinds Community College
ServesRaymond, Mississippi
LocationBolton, Mississippi
Elevation AMSL247 ft / 75 m
Coordinates32°18′16″N 090°24′38″W / 32.30444°N 90.41056°W / 32.30444; -90.41056Coordinates: 32°18′16″N 090°24′38″W / 32.30444°N 90.41056°W / 32.30444; -90.41056
JVW is located in Mississippi
Location of airport in Mississippi
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 5,499 1,676 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations46,000
Based aircraft81

John Bell Williams Airport (ICAO: KJVW, FAA LID: JVW, formerly M16) is a public use airport in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States.[1] It is located in Bolton, Mississippi,[2] three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the center of Raymond, Mississippi,[1] The airport is owned by Hinds Community College.[1][2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned JVW by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA.[3][4]


During World War II, Hinds County Airport was used as an auxiliary training airfield supporting the Army pilot training school at Jackson Army Air Base. It was turned over to civil use in April 1944. [5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

John Bell Williams Airport covers an area of 284 acres (115 ha) at an elevation of 247 feet (75 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,499 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 6, 2011, the airport had 46,000 aircraft operations, an average of 126 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. At that time there were 83 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine and 31% multi-engine.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g FAA Airport Master Record for JVW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "John Bell Williams Airport". Hinds Community College. Archived from the original on 2012-12-03.
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (JVW)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "John Bell Williams Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KJVW, FAA: JVW)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  5. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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