Winchester Regional Airport, a General Aviation airport, serves as the front door to the community. Dating back to the 1931 Apple Blossom Festival when an airshow took place at Byrd Field to what is now Winchester Regional Airport a few miles south, the airport continues to serve many purposes.
The benefits include but aren’t limited to business aviation, law enforcement, agricultural, lifesaving services such as emergency medical services, air ambulance operations and organ transports, freight and package delivery, as well as recreational use.
The Winchester Regional Airport Authority owns and manages the Winchester Regional Airport. The Authority is authorized by Chapter 687 of the Acts of the Virginia Assembly in 1987. The member localities include: County of Frederick, City of Winchester, County of Clarke, County of Shenandoah, and County of Warren.
The Airport is operated and maintained with a staff of five (airport director, operations supervisor, account clerk, and two maintenance staff). The Authority also owns and operates Winchester Aviation, the fixed-base operator for the Airport.
Winchester Aviation attends the Airport 24 hours a day with a staff of two customer service representatives, two daytime flight line technicians, and two nighttime flight technicians.