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Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport
Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport-IL- 24 Feb 1998- USGS.jpg
1998 USGS image
IATA: LWVICAO: KLWVFAA: LWV
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Bi-State Authority
Serves Lawrenceville, Illinois
Elevation AMSL 430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates 38°45′51″N 087°36′20″W / 38.76417°N 87.60556°W / 38.76417; -87.60556
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,198 1,584 Asphalt
18/36 5,199 1,585 Asphalt
4U/22U 1,000 305 Turf
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 35,000
Based aircraft 85
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Lawrenceville-Vincennes IAP is located in Illinois
Lawrenceville-Vincennes IAP
Location of Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport, Illinois
For the Cold War United States Air Force Base, see George Air Force Base

Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport (IATA: LWVICAO: KLWVFAA LID: LWV) is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Lawrenceville, a city in Lawrence County, Illinois, United States. It is owned by the Bi-State Authority.[1]

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Facilities and aircraft

Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport covers an area of 3,067 acres (1,241 ha) at an elevation of 430 feet (131 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 9/27 is 5,198 by 150 feet (1,584 x 46 m) and 18/36 is 5,199 by 150 feet (1,585 x 46 m). It also has one turf runway designated 4U/22U which measures 1,000 by 200 feet (305 x 61 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2007, the airport had 35,000 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per day: 88% general aviation, 11% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 85 aircraft based at this airport: 54% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% helicopter, 26% glider and 11% ultralight.[1]

History

Established in 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces. Known as George Army Airfield. Assigned to the Eastern Flying Training Command on 10 August. Conducted Advanced two-engine flying training until transferred to I Troop Carrier Command on 15 Aug 44. Placed in standby status 1 Sep 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 30 September 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became civil airport.

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References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LWV (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-09-25.
  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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