Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport

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Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Lawrence County BOAC
Serves Bedford, Indiana
Elevation AMSL 728 ft / 222 m
Coordinates 38°50′24″N 086°26′43″W / 38.84000°N 86.44528°W / 38.84000; -86.44528
BFR is located in Indiana
BFR is located in the US
Location of airport in Indiana/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,501 1,372 Concrete
6/24 3,002 942 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations 3,396
Based aircraft 25

Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport (IATA: BFRICAO: KBFRFAA LID: BFR) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Bedford, a city in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States.[1]

The airport is named in honor of Virgil I. Grissom (1926-1967), an Indiana native and U.S. Air Force pilot who was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport covers an area of 145 acres (59 ha) at an elevation of 728 feet (222 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 4,501 by 100 feet (1,372 x 30 m) and 6/24 is 3,089 by 70 feet (942 x 21 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2007, the airport had 5,110 aircraft operations, an average of 14 per day: 93% general aviation, 4% air taxi and 3% military. At that time there were 35 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BFR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.

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