Tappahannock–Essex County Airport (ICAO: KXSA, FAA LID: XSA) is a public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) south of the central business district of Tappahannock, a town in Essex County, Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Tappahannock Essex County Airport Authority.Opened in 2007 and located near Route 360 at St. Paul's Crossroads, this airport replaced the former Tappahannock Municipal Airport (FAA LID: W79) which was located near the intersection of Route 17 & Airport Road.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Tappahannock–Essex County Airport is assigned XSA by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Tappahannock–Essex County Airport covers an area of 423 acres (171 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (10/28), equipped with a two-light PAPI on each side and runway end identifier lights, measuring 4,300 x 75 ft (1,311 x 23 m).In 2014 there were 23 Aircraft based on the field, of which 19 were single engine, 3 multi engine and 1 helicopter.
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