Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport (IATA: BCB, ICAO: KBCB, FAA LID: BCB) is a public airport named for nearby Virginia Tech and located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Blacksburg, a town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport covers an area of 248 acres (100 ha) and contains one asphalt paved runway, designated 13/31 and measuring 5500 x 100 ft (1,700 x 30 m).
For the period ending August 1, 2020, the airport had 16,700 aircraft operations, an average of 45 per day: 96% general aviation, 2% air taxi and 2% military.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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