Virginia Tech Airport

Virginia Tech Airport (HMRR3)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.318', W 80° 24.518'

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The airport was founded in 1931 as a college-owned facility. School funds and a grant from the Works Progress Administration in the early 1940s paid for paving a runway and building a hangar. Two training programs offered here made the airport important during World War II. The Civilian Pilot Training Program taught selected cadets at VPI and other colleges around the country how to fly airplanes. An aircraft mechanics training program, operated under the National Youth Administration, trained hundreds of high school graduates as mechanics. Students lived at a facility just northwest of here.
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HM NumberHMRR3
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Marker NumberI 23
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552475 N 4117811
Decimal Degrees37.20530000, -80.40863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.318', W 80° 24.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 19.08" N, 80° 24' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1607 Tech Center Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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