Hanover County Airport
opened in 1971 and is conveniently located on approximately 200
acres of land east of I-95, between the Atlee and Lewistown Road
interchanges. As part of the National Transportation System, the
airport provides general aviation service to both corporate clientele
and the recreational pilot. The Airport serves small single engine
and multi-engine aircraft, as well as light business jets.
The Hanover County Airport has a positive effect on the economic
development of Hanover County. Annual economic impact of the airport
to the community was estimated in a 1996 American Association of
Airport Executives study to be over $12.5 million. The proximity
of the airport to the Hanover Airport Industrial Park and Atlee
Commerce Center provides convenient air service to the business
center of Hanover County. Many businesses in the County use the
airport for corporate travel, and small product shipping and receiving.
Unlike other County capital improvements, most Airport facilities
are financed with grants totaling up to 98% of the costs from the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Virginia Department of
Aviation (VDA). These grant funds come from aviation user fees and
ticket taxes, not federal or state income taxes. Grant funds from
the FAA and the VDA are used for the majority of the capital improvements
made to the airport facility. When Federal Funds are not available,
VDA grant funds can be used in lieu of FAA funding to finance the
costs up to 90% for eligible maintenance and other improvements.
Many of these VDA grants are retroactively reimbursable for federal
grants when federal funds become available.
Heart of Virginia Aviation is a full-service Fixed Based Operator
(FBO) providing aircraft rental, air charter service, flight training,
aircraft repair and aircraft fueling. Rental Cars are also available
at the airport if prearranged with the FBO. To contact Heart of
Virginia Aviation call (804) 798-6500.
Major capital projects are underway at the Airport, to include
Fencing, Terminal Renovations, and new Hanger Construction.
Coordinates: 37o42'28"N - 77o26'11"W
Traffic Pattern: Left 1005' MSL
Runway: 16-34/5400'x100 (Asphalt)
Runway Lights: MIRL
Rotating Beacon: Yes
Sectional Chart: Washington
Location: 8 miles North
Fuel: Jet A, 100LL
Maintenance: Major Airframe & Powerplant Repair
Manager: Richard Henry Rempe (804) 365-6208
Airport Telephone: (804) 798-6500
Operators: Heart of Virginia Aviation, 11152 Air Park Road,
Ashland, Virginia 23005
Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset
Published Instrument Approach: Yes