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Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Open House

The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an Airport Open House on Sept. 19. (WYDaily file/Photo courtesy of the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport)

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg’s “little airport” is set to celebrate fifty years in business.

A year after its actual fiftieth anniversary, the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, located at 100 Marclay Rd., will host an “Open House” to celebrate with the public.

Airport owner Larry Waltrip is inviting the community to an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The airport has been privately owned and operated since 1970 and “has been a key contributor to Virginia’s general aviation transportation network as a gateway to the Historic Triangle,” according to a release from Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.

Over the years, the airport has hosted a number of notable figures, including several United States Presidents, The Queen of England, celebrities and astronauts.

“But most importantly, we’ve been hosting your neighborhood friends and families who call our airport their aviation home,” the release said.

The celebration will include education, food for purchase, vendors, exhibits, airplanes, a paper plane competition, weather permitting airplanes rides and a flour air bombing competition.

Guests will also have the chance to attend a presentation about the past and future of the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.

The free event is for adults and children alike to celebrate amid planes taking off and landing and learn about the future of the airport.

Those who would like to participate, volunteer, support or have any questions can email

For more information, visit the airport’s Facebook page.

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