WV Transportation

WV Transportation

WV Transportation

WV Department of Transportation

Aeronautics Commission

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​​​​​​​​​The West Virginia Aeronautics Commission (WVAC) fosters and assists in the development of aeronautics in West Virginia and encourages the establishment of airports and air navigation facilities.

Enabling Legislation
Procedural Rules
2021 WVAC Annual Report
2020 WVAC Annual Report​

Aeronautics Resources

Press Releases
Meetings and Events
Related Links
Upcoming Events
WV Aviation Hall of Fame


Airports are a vital key to our transportation system. From private to commercial and passenger to air cargo, West Virginia's airports play a significant role in the state's economy and the communities they serve.  These airports are also located close to other intermodal forms of transportation, thereby allowing greater access and competitive transportation opportunities to businesses and individuals.
West Virginia remains truly committed to developing and improving airport facilities to ensure that our transportation system meets the current and future air transportation needs and demands.

Airport Locations​
Airport Websites

2020 West Virginia Aviation Economic Impact Study

The West Virginia Aeronautics Commission completed the 2020 West Virginia Aviation Economic Impact Study in August of 2021. The study identified and evaluated the wide range of economic benefits the West Virginia aviation system contributes to the state. To view the WV AEIS Complete Technical Report, please click here or to view the findings for individual Airports choose from the corresponding link below.​

Appalachian Regional Airport
Braxton County Airport
Eastern West Virginia Regional/ Shepherd Field
Elkins - Randolph Count - Jennings Randolph Field
Fairmont Municipal - Frankman Field
Grant County Airport
Greater Cumberland Regional Airport
Greenbrier Valley Airport
Jackson County Airport
Kee Field
Logan County Airport
Marshall County Airport
Mason County Airport
Mercer County Airport
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
Morgantown Municipal - Walter L. Bill Hart Field
North Central West Virginia Airport
Philippi/ Barbour County Regional Airport
Raleigh County Memorial Airport
Summersville Airport
Tri-State/ Milton J. Ferguson Field
Upshur County Regional Airport
Wheeling Ohio County Airport
Yeager Airport

Airport Improvement Grant Program

The West Virginia Aeronautics Commission administers grant programs to encourage and support needed capital improvements to the state's public airports. Airports meeting the criteria for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds also qualify for funding from the state program.
Currently, airports that meet the Aeronautics Commission's criteria can qualify for up to half of the local share required to match FAA funds. The grant program is supported by the state tax on aircraft fuel and general revenue funds. 

FY2019 WVAC AIP Grant Award Recipients and Totals
West Virginia Aviation Fuel Tax Transfer Totals

Commission Members

Jimmy Wriston, P.E.
Cabinet Secretary / Commissioner of Highways, WV Department of Transportation
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0440
Phone: 304-558-0444
Fax: 304-558-1004

Tracy K. Miller
Mid Atlantic Aerospace Complex
1600 Aviation Way, 2nd Floor
Bridgeport, WV 26630

Gerald R. Sites
229 Sites Lane
Petersburg, WV 26847

Brian H. Thompson
P.O Box 893
Huntington, WV 25712

James W. Wallace
8232 Back Road
Beverly, WV 26253

Staff Memb​ers

David E. Cramer, P.E.
Interim Director
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Building 5, Room A-132
Charleston, WV 25305

Angie Talbott
Administrative Services Manager
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Building 5, Room A-132
Charleston, WV 25305