The Manassas Regional Airport is celebrating its 50th year at its current location. Dedicated in 1964, the airport began as 268 acres with a single 3700 feet by 100 feet paved runway, a rotating beacon, maintenance hangar, office and 30 T-hangars. The airport was previously located at what is now Manaport Shopping Plaza.
Today, the Manassas Regional Airport is the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia, with 899 acres of land, more than 400 based aircraft and more than 85,000 annual aircraft operations. In 2012, the airport expanded its main runway to 6,200 feet. The parallel runway is 3,700 feet long. The airport has an FAA control tower and is operational to only general aviation aircraft.
The Manassas Regional Airport would like the public’s help in celebrating its 50th year by asking for photos or memorabilia from the Airport’s past, either at its current location or the previous site. The photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.