Lawrenceville–Vincennes International Airport

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Lawrenceville–Vincennes International Airport
Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport IL 2006 USGS.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Bi-State Authority
Serves Lawrenceville, Illinois / Vincennes, Indiana
Location Allison Township, Lawrence County
Elevation AMSL 430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates 38°45′51″N 087°36′20″W / 38.76417°N 87.60556°W / 38.76417; -87.60556Coordinates: 38°45′51″N 087°36′20″W / 38.76417°N 87.60556°W / 38.76417; -87.60556
LWV is located in Illinois
Location of airport in Illinois
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,199 1,585 Asphalt
9/27 5,198 1,584 Asphalt
4U/22U 1,000 305 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 35,000
Based aircraft 77
for the World War II use of the airport, see George Army Airfield

Lawrenceville–Vincennes International Airport (IATA: LWV[2]ICAO: KLWVFAA LID: LWV) is a public use airport in Lawrence County, Illinois, United States.[1] Owned by the Bi-State Authority, it is located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the city of Lawrenceville, Illinois[1] and also serves the city of Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]


Established in 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces. Known as George Army Airfield. Assigned to the Eastern Flying Training Command on August 10. Conducted Advanced two-engine flying training until transferred to I Troop Carrier Command on August 15, 1944. Placed in standby status September 1, 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on September 30, 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became civil airport. [4] [5] [6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Lawrenceville–Vincennes International Airport covers an area of 3,067 acres (1,241 ha) at an elevation of 430 feet (131 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 18/36 is 5,199 by 100 feet (1,585 x 30 m) and 9/27 is 5,198 by 100 feet (1,584 x 30 m). The airport also has one unpaved turf runway designated 4U/22U which measures 1,000 by 200 feet (305 x 61 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2010, the airport had 35,000 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per day: 88% general aviation, 11% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 77 aircraft based at this airport: 51% single-engine, 29% glider, 12% ultralight, 8% multi-engine, and 1% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for LWV (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (LWV: Lawrenceville Municipal)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  5. ^ Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  6. ^ Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC.

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