City reaches agreement

lease — Freedom Aviation aquired all facilities and supplies from Virginia Aviation.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Council votes in favor of Freedom Aviation as only area FBO A nine-month battle between Freedom Aviation, a subsidiary of Liberty University, and some members within the general aviation community came to a close Tuesday, Feb. 24, when the Lynchburg City Council voted 6-1 to work on a lease that …

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Airport tower still open

Flights — Saved money will keep the control tower at the Lynchburg airport open for planes like these. Photo credit: Katie Welch

The Lynchburg airport control center will remain in use for another year Lynchburg Airport Director Mark Courtney plans to use saved state entitlement money to fund air traffic control tower (ATCT) operations for the near future. According to Courtney’s ATCT Interim Phase Plan presented to the Virginia Aviation Board (VAB), …

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Lynchburg airport receives grant money to lure new airline

New wings might be coming to the Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH). The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded the Lynchburg Regional Airport a $700,000 federal grant as part of their small community air service development program for 2011. The grant given to Lynchburg, according to a news release from …

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