REGIONAL AIRPORT

Welcome to your Van Wert Airport (VNW)

Serving Van Wert for Over 75 Years

This airport is a door to our community  and a window to our world. Opportunities are launched and careers are started right here.

Pilot Lounge/Snooze Room/Shower
Open Monday – Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Please call ahead for other times.

approach

 

 

  • 4,000′  paved runway
  • Open 7 Days a Week

 

 

THE VAN WERT COUNTY WELCOMES ANOTHER NEW YEAR AND LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING NEW FRIENDS TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF AVIATION. THE INDUSTRY IS PRIMED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF PILOTS WITH PROGRAMS FROM THE EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AND THE AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). BOTH OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE FREE TRAINING MATERIAL AND PROGRAMS TO SAVE EXPENSES FOR An AVIATION CARREER. THE EAA OFFERS its “YOUNG EAGLES PROGRAM” AND THE AOPA OFFERS IT’S “AV8RS PROGRAM” FOR TEENS AGES 13 TO 18. THE VAN WERT AIRPORT IS HERE TO HELP WITH THAT INTRODUCTION RIGHT HERE AT YOUR BACK DOOR!

The Van Wert County Airport is also the home of Charter Number: GLR OH296 of the Civil Air Patrol.

Help us improve. Board Meetings are at 5:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Give us your support and ideas.


The first picture is the airport proposed layout. This is being done in 4 segments.

  1. Put in drainage from proposed site west to ditch down by 224 highway and have Elks drive extended to the Airports property line. All is done but some grading, seeding and blacktopping Elks Drive Extension.
  2. Bid out the taxiway and parking area for the new hangar and terminal building. This bidding will be done in May or June 2018
  3. Put up new terminal and hangar.   Fundraising has started locally and should be finishing by June 1, 2018
  4. Extend runway 1000’.   There is a study being done to show to the FAA that the runway extension is justified.  It is now in process.

 

 

Picture 2 & 3

They are two charters using the Van Wert Airport. They both use Cessna 310’s and can carry either passengers or freight. They welcome inquiries.