WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT HOME BASE FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT RAPID FUELING

WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT HOME BASE FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT RAPID FUELING

WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT HOME BASE FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT RAPID FUELING

Through West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s (CRW) Home Base Program, CRW will again welcome military aircraft to refuel by rapid fueling.

Rapid or “hot” refueling is the process of refueling an aircraft while at least one engine is still running. Hot fueling reduces the time it takes an aircraft to get back into the air and carry out additional missions.

Shutting down the aircraft, fueling, and starting back up can take more than an hour, while hot fueling takes just 15 – 20 minutes. CRW is a certified rapid fueling location and uses the same procedures to hot fuel that are used on military bases around the world.

CRW Airport Director & CEO, Nick Keller, says the increased military flights will benefit the Airport and the community.

“Hot refueling puts agility at the forefront,” said Nick Keller, Airport Director & CEO. “Military aircraft can land at CRW without shutting off their engines and then reliably and quickly take back off to fulfill another mission.”

In 2021, the Home Base Program attracted over 150 military units to CRW for fuel. As a result, CRW hopes to drastically increase the economic impact of the Home Base Program on the local economy in 2022. The public may notice additional military air traffic in the area in the coming months. Hot refueling is heavily regulated and the airport’s program has received approval from the Defense Logistics Agency.

 

CRW Airport Director and CEO Accepted into Leadership West Virginia Class

CRW Airport Director and CEO Accepted into Leadership West Virginia Class

West Virginia International Yeager Airport Director Accepted into Leadership West Virginia Class

Airport Director and CEO Nick Keller is among fifty-two leaders across the state who have accepted invitations to participate in the 2022 Class of Leadership West Virginia (LWV).

The class will travel to various communities across West Virginia to provide a broad-based education and learning experience on critical topics and industry issues facing the state, its employers, and others.

“West Virginia is my home. I’m always looking for ways to help move forward, not only the Airport but also our community. Leadership is critical to our state’s prosperity and progress. I know this program will give me additional skills and knowledge that will help me make important business decisions in which West Virginia will benefit,” said Airport Director and CEO Nick Keller.

“We look forward to a successful year of learning and networking with the new class of leaders,” said Executive Director of the LWV program, Pam Farris.

The program now has nearly 1,500 alumni from 54 of the 55 counties in West Virginia.

Need to book a trip in the new year? Look no further than this free service at CRW

Need to book a trip in the new year? Look no further than this free service at CRW

2022 is approaching us fast, and according to a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council, the U.S. travel sector is anticipating a 28.4% bump in travel.

If you want a smooth and stress-free trip, look no further than a baggage claim at Yeager Airport (CRW). There you will find Independent Travel Advisor Carie Hamm. The best part: her services are completely FREE. She’s busy but always happy to help.

“They get a one-on-one planner, all the time, 24-7, for no cost,” said Carie.

Most travelers may assume it costs more to use a travel advisor, but that’s not the case with Carie. Since vendors compensate her, there are no fees for you when you book through her service. In addition, with Carie, you will have access to concierge-style services for free.

“Anyone who books through my service, I’m there to hold your hand from start to finish and the next trip,” said Carie.

HOW IT WORKS

No matter what your needs are, whether it’s an early check-in, hitting up hot spots, excursions, or accommodations, give those details to Carie, who will put together a convenient plan with no stone unturned. When you book with her services, she will monitor clients’ packages for discounts and the best pricing until travel time.

“We are alerted of promotions and offers frequently and can monitor your vacation for the absolute best pricing! So you can be stress-free, knowing someone is watching out for the best pricing on your behalf!”

WHERE CAN YOU GO?

While Disney Resorts are Carie’s bread and butter, she helps her clients with domestic and international travel. She’s helped her clients book trips to Iceland, Scotland, Sandal resorts, and many Disney trips to Florida or California. So if you want to go somewhere, chances are Carie has already been there ( or will go there for research purposes) to make sure her expertise is at your fingertips. Carie says she wants to make sure she can provide her clients with all the vital information about their desired destination.

“There are a few logistic things. For example, you consider dining reservations and transportation to and from the resort with Disney. Maybe some schedule itinerary things. With Universal, the same. Also, I do Sandals all-inclusive in Mexico. So we do all the logistical things, making sure right now how important it is to know the requirements to get in and out of the country.”

Whether it’s all-inclusive, family, or adult, only Carie can send you anywhere, saying she has a magic wand she is very protective of, mainly if she is booking you a Disney vacation.

“There are a lot of blogs and websites that tell you this is the way it is. That may not necessarily be the case when you’re not on the ground there. I like to go every couple of weeks, so I know what’s going on. If something isn’t functioning at this time or they changed a procedure. I don’t want my clients confused and not knowing what is happening. So I take that very seriously.”

HOW TO START PLANNING YOUR NEXT TRIP WITH CARIE

If you’re at CRW, you can schedule to meet with Carie in person at the welcome desk in baggage claim on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:30.

For more information, you can check out her website HERE

You can follow her adventures or get future inspiration on her Facebook Page or on Instagram

 

YEAGER POLICE CALL BOMB SQUAD OVER SUSPICIOUS ITEM

YEAGER POLICE CALL BOMB SQUAD OVER SUSPICIOUS ITEM

YEAGER POLICE CALL BOMB SQUAD OVER SUSPICIOUS ITEM

On Wednesday at 6:10 am, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials spotted a suspicious item going through the TSA screening checkpoint.

Upon further investigation, TSA deemed the item suspicious, and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad was called.

Police evacuated passengers and shut down Airport Road during their investigation.

The bomb squad gave the all-clear an hour later when they identified the item as organic matter and a vape pen.

“We regret any inconvenience to the traveling public, but the safety and security of the public and our employees come first,” Yeager Airport Executive Director Nick Keller said. “I appreciate the exemplary work of the TSA personnel, Yeager Airport Police,  and the quick response from the 130TH Fire Department, Charleston Fire and Rescue, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and Charleston Police.”

TSA has reopened, and Airport operations are running normally.

CRW Receives $2.1 Million from Infrastructure Bill

CRW Receives $2.1 Million from Infrastructure Bill

YEAGER AIRPORT RECEIVES MILLIONS FROM HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

Yeager Airport will receive $2.1 million in first-year funding from The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funds will come from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three new aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, that will be awarded to more than 3,000 airports across the United States.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion for airport-related projects as defined under the existing Airport Improvement Grant and Passenger Facility Charge criteria. This is the first round of funding CRW will receive over five years that could be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit, and roadway projects.

“The funding will go a long way as we invest in projects that will upgrade and modernize our airport. We now have the opportunity to fund projects that will meet our needs for the next 30 to 40 years,” said Airport Director & CEO Nick Keller. “’The funds will also help create jobs for West Virginia and bolster our state’s economy.”

CRW will be able to submit project proposals to the FAA for review in the coming weeks.

“I want to thank Senator Manchin and Senator Capito for their hard work fighting for airport infrastructure improvements” Keller stressed. Our vision at Yeager Airport is to be the biggest economic engine for the State of West Virginia, and this will give us momentum to achieve that goal.”