Then it was intoxicating. The smooth takeoff, and the free feeling of having the world drop away. Soon after leaving the ground, they were crossing patches of stratus that lay in the valleys as heavy and white as glaciers. North for the first time. It was still an adventure, as exciting as love, as frightening.
Classified as a public use reliever airport to Norfolk International, Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG) consists of a state of the art terminal facility, an east-west 5,350 foot runway, a north-south 3,600 foot crosswind runway, full serve and self serve fueling facilities, 500,000 SF of hangars, 3 administration buildings and a restaurant.
KPVG is home to approximately 250 based aircraft, with 14 airport related businesses operating on site. Please see our Leasing section for more information on office space available and other leasing opportunities.
This $2,000,000 terminal facility opened in May of 2011. The contemporary building features vast glass windows in its spacious passenger lobby for great air traffic viewing, a patio for outdoor seating, conference room, and state-of-the-art services for pilots and crew. The construction also includes new access and turn-around for automobile traffic.
Funding for this terminal was provided by the DOAV and the owners of the airport, Virginia Aviation Associates. The new terminal is linked to the original terminal building by a walkway. The Blue Skies Grille and pilot shop will continue to operate in the original terminal building, which was also converted to office use.
After twelve years and massive support from the FAA, DOAV, DEQ and Army Corps of Engineers, the new 5,350' extended runway opened in September of 2014. Located on the north side of Military Highway West (U.S. Route 460) in the Bowers Hill area Chesapeake, VA, HREA began with two grass runways, hangars, a maintenance building, an operations building, and a fueling facility located on 300 acres of land.
As the facility modernized and expanded, additional acreage was acquired to ensure room for expansion and prevent intrusion of incompatible land uses adjacent to the airport. Total acreage today is approximately 634 acres.