AIR TRANSPORTATION PARK

The new Mingo County Airport (Appalachian Regional Airport), located at Varney, West Virginia, boasts a brand new, state of the art 5,000’ runway and taxi-way, complete with lighting, fencing and wind instrumentation.  This FAA approved facility was constructed as a post mine land use project with Alpha Natural Resources, the Mingo County Airport Authority, and the WV Aeronautics Commission.  Once its surface mining operation was complete and the airport facility was constructed to rough grade, Alpha Natural Resources DONATED this 900 acre site to Mingo County, at no cost to the taxpayers!!  The 2012 opening of this facility affords Mingo County (1) an improved quality of general aviation services; (2) a safer environment for aircraft operations; and (3) hundreds of acres of developable land for aviation related and light industrial businesses needed to generate job creation in Mingo County.  The park was just designated as AEROready, which is a validation of the community and region for the aerospace industry.

AEROready™ Community Certification

Our mountains are ready for your sky
WORKFORCE
PROVEN WORKFORCE
EQUIPPED WITH TECHNICAL SKILL AND EXPERIENCE
TRAINING
TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TRAINING BY  COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND RCBI PROGRAMS
4-YEAR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING PROGRAM THE MINGO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
ROBOTICS PROGRAMS 
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
CERTIFICATION
FLIGHT SCHOOL AND FAA PART-147 AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT (A&P) CERTIFICATION.
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
APPALACHIAN SKY
VAST COOPERATIVE NETWORK COMMITTED TO THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SECTOR AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
AEP
COST OF LABOR
COST OF LABOR IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SECTOR IS LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BY 30% 
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Leasha Johnson

Director of Mingo County Redevelopment Authority 

email: ljohnson.mcra@suddenlinkmail.com

304-235-0042