FAA Information Effective: 4/27/2017
Luray Caverns Airport
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,0800-1800
|Elevation:||902 ft (274.9 m) (Surveyed)|
|Location:||2.00 mi. W of Luray|
|Instrument Procedures:||DME, VOR, RNAV, GPS, NDB|
Runway length: 3126 ft
- TAF at this airport:
- TAFs from nearby stations:
Minimum Fuel Prices
|Jet-A||$ 3.40 (self serve service)|
|100LL||$ 4.40 (full serve service)|
|Jet-A||$ 3.40 (full serve service)|
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|Cold Temperature Restricted Airport. Altitude Correction Required at or Below -16c/3f|
|Deer and Birds on and Invof Arpt|
|Taxi on Hard Sfcs Only|
|Dimensions:||3126 x 75ft. / 952.8 x 22.9m||Weight Bearing Cap:||Single wheel: 12000 lb|
|Surface:||asphalt, no surface treatment, in good condition||Runway Edge Lights:||high|
|#||Elev/Hdg||Tr. Pat.||Markings||Approach Lights||TD Point||ILS/LOC||Obstructions||Comments/Noise|
|non-precision||visual glide slope: 2-Light/Left-Side PAPI|
runway end identifier: REIL is present
|Tree, 171 ft Left of center, 16 ft high, 465 ft from end, 16:1 clearance slope|
|non-precision||runway end identifier: REIL is present|
visual glide slope: 2-Light/Left-Side PAPI
|Road, 185 ft Left of center, 9 ft high, 200 ft from end||19 Ft Pole Lctd 80 Ft Fm End of Ry, 230 Ft Left on Apch|
|Name||Location||Freq. Monitored||Main Phone|
|Luray Caverns Airport||
On field: CTR|
Services at this airport:Services:
Engine Repair: MinorAirframe Repair: Minor
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead
Transportation: Courtesy Car
Expand Nearby restaurants, attractions
|Toy Town Junction||1||5407436551|
|Luray Valley Museum||1||5407436551|
|Car and Carriage Caravan Museum||1||5407436551|
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AOPA member comments are are offered unedited and do not necessarily reflect the views of AOPA.
326904/12/2017 1:39:53 AM UTC
We into KLUA in late March for a visit to Luray Caverns. We were immediately contacted by the FBO attendant, Jim Culpepper. What a great guy! He had an easy laugh and was eager to drive us over to the Caverns. It's only about a mile walk on a quiet country road, but were glad for the service! Once he heard my daughters were girl scouts, he offered me some free patches to put on their vests. The airport is poised for a fairly major renovation with a lengthened runway, re-routing of some the bordering roadways, and relocation of the FBO. The plans he showed me were from 10 years ago, so it still may be awhile! Flying into KLUA is a little unnerving with the Shenandoah (Blue Ridge) Mountains to the east, and Massanutten Mountains to the west. The runway pretty much parallels the ridges. It was a very nice visit and Mr. Culpepper went above and beyond to make us feel welcome!
2839611/16/2015 12:25:06 AM UTC
What a great place. I flew into Luray today with a friend and kids, and was greeted over unicom by Kenny who gave us tie-down instructions and offered to give us a ride to wherever we were going. We were headed to Luray Caverns and welcomed the ride. Not only did he drop us off, but said to give him a call when we were ready to head back and we did. He picked us up and dropped us plane side! What great service from such a friendly group there. It's a great place to fly into and do a quick run to Luray. They even have LED runway lights! Thanks Kenny!
276938/9/2015 2:44:39 AM UTC
Stopped here in early July 2015. Does not seem like it is always attended, however I called the number by the phone and they showed up quickly. Stayed overnight, Ben and Kenny were very helpful, took me into town to the Mimslyn (great place to stay) and picked me up the next day - fuel was reasonably priced. The scenery and the mountains are beautiful - expect clouds hanging low in the valley during this time of year - they kept me there until later in the afternoon.
268424/1/2015 2:03:13 AM UTC
Doug at KLUA was great!!!! We called ahead and made sure he would be there. Arrived around noon and caught a ride to Luray Caverns. Great way to spend the day touring the caverns, museum, maze and ropes course. Time and $ well spent. Took us about 4 hours to visit the caverns and museum, etc. Even got topped off while we were being tourists at the caverns. Light lunch at the LC Cafe and then fought a crossing headwind all the way home.
1502811/16/2011 1:25:12 AM UTC
Flew in on Friday evening, Nov. 4. Karen, from FBO, greeted us with a smile and a complimentary van ride to our motel. At drop off, we met Aunt Cindy (Karen's Aunt) and she too was Virginia friendly. Local restaurants were in walking distance as well as the caverns. Airport picked us up at Caverns, took us back to motel for our luggage for departure. Had a great time.
1442310/10/2011 3:35:40 PM UTC
Sat morning trip was great with the best service anywhere. Trans to local area and the cave was easy and fun. Will come back for a longer trip as there is a lot to see and do.
130117/10/2011 9:38:46 PM UTC
Gorgeous scenery in the vicinity of the airport! As soon as I landed the FBO hailed me and asked if I needed fuel. Looks like I'll be coming back soon to bring family and friends to the caverns!
122545/5/2011 12:01:05 PM UTC
Flew in to visit the caverns. Upon touchdown received directions to parking and asked if needed fuel. We were met by John in a van to give us a ride into town/attractions. A quick call and John picked us up. Service was outstanding, views gorgeous, fuel the cheapest around. Made for a nice weekend getaway with my co-pilot.
100068/24/2010 2:03:15 AM UTC
No one around Sat morning, but bldg open w/ phone and # to call. Rwy/ramp in fair/good condition. Fantastic view of mountains in distance west! Old facilities, but clean. Cheap fuel.
Operations & More Information
|Lat/Long:||N38 40.0026' / W78 30.0501'38.6667105-78.5008350|
|Mag Var:||09W (1995)|
|Approach/Departure Control Facility|
|Lighting:||Pilot Activated Lighting:
Aircraft & Activity
Based GA Aircraft
(12-month period ending on 12/31/2015)
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|Luray & Page County Airport Authority||Kenneth Lee Painter|
|270 Circle View Road||1504 Airport Road|
|Luray, VA 22835||Luray, VA 22835|
|(540) 743-6070 (Office)||540-743-6070 (Office)|