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Licensing Program for Public Use Airports

Public-use airports are required to be licensed with the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) under Code of Virginia §5.1-7 and Virginia Administrative Code 24VAC5-20-120 et seq. The public-use airport license identifies a facility that is open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis, has sufficient financial responsibility to adequately protect public safety and investment, and is eligible to receive public financial support.

A public-use airport license, valid for a 7-year period, is issued in two parts, with Part 1 being a formal certificate and Part 2 documenting compliance with runway safety requirements that are in accordance with Code of Virginia §5.1-7 and 24VAC5-20-140.