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Mountain Empire Airport

Marion/Wytheville, VA

Phone: 276-783-8805
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Attendance: Attended
Elevation:2,558 ft (779.7 m) (Surveyed)
Location:9.00 mi. NE of Marion/Wytheville
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:LOC, RNAV, GPS
Runway length: 5252 ft
Fees:Tiedown, Hangar
  • METARs
  • TAFs

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  • Satellite
  • Sectional

Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 5.00  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 4.00  (full serve service)

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Runway 08/26

Dimensions:5252 x 75ft. / 1600.8 x 22.9mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 20000 lb
Surface:asphalt, no surface treatment, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
082558.2ft. MSL
79° mag
73° true
1.1% down
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 2-Light/Left-Side PAPI
Trees, 245 ft Left of center, 19 ft high, 255 ft from end, 2:1 clearance slope
262502.7ft. MSL
259° mag
253° true
1.1% up
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 2-Light/Left-Side PAPI
LOCALIZERRoad, 230 ft Right of center, 9 ft high, 200 ft from end
17' Roadway Clearance Penetrates Approach by 9 Ft. Roadway Penetrates Into Primary Surface Previous Markings Showing Through

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Smyth Wythe Airport Commission
  • Maintenance
  • $5.00
  • $4.00
On field: S
UNICOM: 122.7
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: Major
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A

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    Operations & More Information

    Lat/Long:N36 53.6917' / W81 20.9967'
    Charts:NACO: Cincinnati Sectional
    Mag Var:06W (1990)
    ARTCC:Atlanta (ZTL)
    FSS:Leesburg (DCA)
    NOTAM Facility:MKJ
    Approach/Departure Control Facility
    Pattern Altitude:Fixed Wing: 3500 MSL
    Wind Indicator:Lighted
    Seg. Circle:Yes
    Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
    • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
    Dusk-Dawn. MIRL Ry 08/26 Preset Low Intst; Actvt Higher Intst - CTAF

    Aircraft & Activity

    Based GA Aircraft

    Single Engine:21
    Multi Engine:1

    Airport Activity

    GA Local:3,204
    GA Itinerant:7,210
    Air Taxi:

    (12-month period ending on 4/30/2013)

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    Contact Addresses

    Owner:Airport Manager:
    Smyth Wythe Airport CommissionBrian Burkett
    8223 Lee Highway8223 Lee Highway
    Rural Retreat, VA 24368Rural Retreat, VA 24368
    276-783-8805 (Office) 276-783-8805 (Office)