Woodbridge Airport

Woodbridge Airport (HM2N9D)

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N 38° 41.048', W 77° 18.953'

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On this site in 1961 the Whitecoff family opened the Woodbridge Airport as a general aviation field. Like many small, family-operated airports throughout the country at the time, it was constructed as a "dirt strip." As air traffic increased, improvements were made to include buildings. A paved runway was in operation by 1966 with a parallel taxiway eventually added. The runway was 2200 feet long with a distinctive dip at its south end. Training of new pilots was a major function of the airport with dedicated on-site instructors and aircraft. Charles Benn, who had previously developed the Washington-Virginia Airport near Bailey's Crossroads, purchased the airfield in 1970. He owned it until 1986. The airport closed in 1987 due to encroaching suburban development, a fate shared by similar facilities during the period. Many of the pilots relocated to airports in Manassas and Leesburg.
HM NumberHM2N9D
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
Year Placed2019
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298562 N 4284270
Decimal Degrees38.68413333, -77.31588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.048', W 77° 18.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 2.8800000000001" N, 77° 18' 57.18" W
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