The Vicksburg Municipal Airport is located just minutes from the heart of one the South’s most historic cities. We invite you to take some time to visit this remarkable Mississippi River city and discover its unique charm and hospitality. For your convenience, the Vicksburg Municipal Airport offers courtesy cars for your use. Visitor’s guides and maps are available at the terminal and this site provides links that will help plan your visit. www.visitvicksburg.com.
The airport is owned and operated by the City of Vicksburg. The Airport is a General Aviation Airport which serves private, business, and corporate tenants and customers.
The airport is located seven miles south of the City of Vicksburg, one mile east of the Mississippi River. The facility has a 5,000 foot runway (01 and 19) which has a 300 foot displaced threshold on 01 and a two hundred foot displaced threshold on 19. The Airport contains seven City-owned buildings that consist of thirty aircraft storage hangar units, a newly remodeled 2,450 square foot Terminal building, and an aircraft maintenance facility. The airport owns and operates a 25,000-gallon aviation fuel storage facility, dispenses fuel via two tank trucks. The airport has approximately 30 based aircraft. The airfield is accessible 24 hours a day and is attended by city contractor during the hours listed under "Airport Services".
A Message From The Director
In our continuing efforts to better serve you and to insure your safety and convenience we are in the process of significantly improving our air service facility. We have many projects in progress that will make your visit to Vicksburg Municipal Airport more enjoyable. Our terminal is undergoing a complete renovation and will include a comfortable pilot's lounge and separate flight planning area. In addition we are resurfacing aprons and taxiways, removing trees to make the approaches safer, providing onsite weather information as well as extending the runway with a parallel taxiway. We also provide courtesy cars for your use while in Vicksburg. We invite you to visit us often and to keep an eye on our progress and to enjoy the beauty and history of Vicksburg.
Curt Follmer, Director, Vicksburg Municipal Airport
Vicksburg was established in 1811 and incorporated in 1825. The location was chosen because of its strategic location high above the unpredictable whims of Old Man River. The city rapidly grew to become a center of commerce and wealth as railroads brought goods from throughout the region to be loaded on steamboats for shipment to markets around the world. By the mid-1840s the Vicksburg and Meridian Railroad spanned the state and was the only east-west railroad between Memphis and New Orleans. Today Vicksburg still has a major influence on the Mississippi River by serving as the headquarters of the U.S. States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and Engineer Research and Development Center as well as the Mississippi River Commission.
Vicksburg offers visitors a number of museums and historic tour homes that provide insight into the city’s unique history. The Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the 47-day Siege of Vicksburg and is home to the largest National Military Cemetery of Union soldiers in the country. The Old Court House Museum houses over 15,000 artifacts that detail the history of the city and region. The Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum has the distinction of being where the soft drink was first bottled. In downtown you will find a number of restaurants, specialty shops and art galleries.
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