Roanoke Regional Airport, also known as Woodrum Field, is a regional airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Roanoke, a city in Roanoke County, Virginia, United States. It is governed by the five-member Roanoke Regional Airport Commission that includes representatives from both the city and county of Roanoke. The airport has two runways and over 60 scheduled flights each day.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 315,293 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 297,588 enplanements in 2009, and 316,478 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
ROANOKE REGIONAL WOODRUM FIELD HISTORY
After World War I, the idea of opening an airport to serve the Roanoke Valley became more of a priority for local leaders. The original purpose of the facility was to provide for a landing strip, aircraft storage, as well as serving as a flight school for local residents. The original location of Roanoke’s airport was 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the Roanoke city limits in Roanoke County. The location for the airport was secured on July 1, 1929, when the city of Roanoke signed the lease on the land to operate the Roanoke Municipal Airport. The original facility featured a single 83 feet (25 m) x 100 feet (30 m) hangar and a pair of dirt runways, and the first commercial service commenced in 1933 when Ludington Airlines made Roanoke a stop on their New York to Nashville route.
ROANOKE REGIONAL WOODRUM FIELD LOCATION
ROANOKE REGIONAL WOODRUM FIELD FACTS
Elevation: 1,175 ft.
Runway length available: 06/24 6800×150 ft. :: 15/33 5810×150 ft.