New London Airport (Virginia)
|New London Airport|
|Elevation AMSL||849 ft / 259 m|
New London Airport (FAA LID: W90) is a public-use airport located six miles (10 km) southwest of the central business district of Forest, a town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States. It is privately owned by Liberty University.
Originally built in 1957 as a 1/4 mile dragstrip, airport operations were added in 1961 and the facility has served a dual-purpose since. Having been under the continued guidance of Rucker Tibbs, the airport changed hands in December 2005.
Facilities and aircraft
New London Airport covers an area of 133 acres (54 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (17/35) measuring 3,164 x 40 ft (964 x 12 m). For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2007, the airport had 28,478 aircraft operations, an average of 78 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. There are 76 aircraft based at this airport.