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Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport

Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Lawrence County BOAC
Serves Bedford, Indiana
Elevation AMSL 728 ft / 222 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,501 1,372 Asphalt
6/24 3,089 942 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 5,110
Based aircraft 35
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport (ICAO: KBFRFAA LID: BFR) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Bedford, a city in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States.[1]

The airport is named in honor of Virgil I. Grissom (1926-1967), an Indiana native and U.S. Air Force pilot who was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts.

Facilities and aircraft

Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport covers an area of 145 acres (59 ha) at an elevation of 728 feet (222 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 4,501 by 100 feet (1,372 x 30 m) and 6/24 is 3,089 by 70 feet (942 x 21 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2007, the airport had 5,110 aircraft operations, an average of 14 per day: 93% general aviation, 4% air taxi and 3% military. At that time there were 35 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BFR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.

External links

  • Aerial photo from Indiana Department of Transportation
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for BFR, effective February 5, 2015
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for BFR
    • AirNav airport information for BFR
    • ASN accident history for BFR
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for BFR
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