New London Airport (Virginia)

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Coordinates: 37°16′19″N 079°20′09″W / 37.27194°N 79.33583°W / 37.27194; -79.33583

New London Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Liberty University
Serves Forest, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 849 ft / 259 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,164 964 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 28,478
Based aircraft 76

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.[1]

It is a public airport, but usually involves GA aircraft only. On Sundays during the summer and early fall, the runway is used as a dragstrip.


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[edit]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for W90 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25

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