The Hercules Birthday Coloring Contest!

The Hercules Birthday Coloring Contest!

Hey there, young creatives! Guess what? The CRW coloring contest is making a comeback! And this time around, our star is none other than our beloved wildlife patrol dog and birthday boy, Hercules 🐶. Get those coloring pencils ready! 🧑‍🎨

Below, you’ll find all the rules you need to know to enter. Don’t forget to grab the coloring page from our welcome desk (near baggage claim), or download and print here. Get those creative juices flowing, and submit your masterpiece either by mail to our address or to Huge thanks to everyone who joins in the fun – let’s see those colors shine! 🎨🐾



Rules and How To Enter:

1. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winning.
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your odds of winning.
3. Contest is open to all children through age 15.
4. Contest entry begins on March 27, 2024 at 12:01AM EST, and ends April 30, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.
5. To enter print out, or pick up the official CRW Coloring Page and color it using any medium you’d like.

  • Entries can be mailed to: CRW AIPORT, ATTN: Coloring Contest, 100 Airport Road, Suite 175, Charleston,
    West Virginia 25311.
  • Entries may also be emailed to

6. Entry must include your full name, age (at time of entry), parent or legal guardian’s full name, home
telephone number, preferred contact information and home address.
7. Entry must be received by CRW Airport no later than 11:59PM EST on April 30, 2024 by mail or email.
8. Limit one (1) entry per person.
9. All entries must be original and entirely created by the entrant. There are no restrictions on what an
entrant can use to color the image.
10. Entries may be uploaded to the Yeager Airport Facebook page at Entries will
be numbered and the personal information of the child will not be posted with the entry.
11. Entries will be judged by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority Board. The decisions of the
Board will be final and binding in all respects.
12. One (1) first place winner, one (2) place winner and one (3) third place winner will be selected from each
age category (2-5 years, 6-10, 10-15 years) Winners will be announced on the FLYCRW Airport Facebook
page on after the contest has ended. We will contact the winners’ parent or legal guardian using the
preferred contact information listed on the coloring page. Pictures of the winners will be taken and
reproduced in local newspapers, and the CRW Airport website, social media sites or any other media used
by CRW. Parent/legal guardian of winner must sign a picture release form upon winner receiving prize.
13. It is requested that the winners pick up their prizes in person at CRW Airport on a date to be determined.
14. Non-compliance or return of prize notifications as undeliverable, whether by email or telephone, may
result in disqualification and selection of an alternate potential winner.
15. CRW Airport may substitute prizes of equal or greater value. In the event of insufficient entries for an age
group, a winner may not be chosen for that age group.
16. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
17. All entries become the property of CRW Airport and may be used or reproduced in any manner and for any
purpose by CRW Airport without additional consent or compensation, and will not be acknowledged or
18. CRW Airport is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.
19. CRW Airport reserves the right to disqualify anyone who attempts to tamper or otherwise interfere with
the proper functioning of the entry process or voting process.
20. By participating, Contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules;
(2) have received parental consent and grant CRW Airport the right to use his or her name, city, state and
likeness; (3) release CRW Airport from any and all liability in connection with this Contest; and (4) agree to
execute an affidavit of eligibility/prize acceptance form and publicity release if requested to do so, all
without further compensation.
For a copy of these Official Rules or the Winners List, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to CRW
Airport at the above-address.

TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Event at CRW

TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Event at CRW

West Virginia International Yeager Airport and Idemia will host a TSA PreCheck Enrollment Event in April. The event will be held April 8-12, 2024 in baggage claim at CRW. Parking is free for this event in the Short-Term lot for the first 60 minutes.

The fee through IDEMIA is $78.00 per applicant and is good for five years. Pre-enrollment is encouraged. The following step-by-step instructions tell how to pre-enroll and how to select an appointment time.

  • Step 1: Apply for TSA PreCheck here.
  • Step 2: Learn what documents to bring.
  • Step 2: Search “25311, or Charleston, or CRW to create an appointment or a walk-in appointment – The system will generate locations that are available.
  • Step 3: Select Charleston, WV Pop-Up: CRW, 04/08-04/12
  • Step 4: Scroll to the bottom; Select “Next”
  • Step 5: Select Appointment time OR check the box Walk-in.
  • Step 6: Hit Submit

TSA PreCheck passengers have a smoother and quicker security screening process with no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets.

Tips for Navigating the Holiday Skies

Tips for Navigating the Holiday Skies

The holiday rush is here! We expect to see increased traffic during the 13-day period from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. Whether you’re jetting off to spend the festive season with loved ones or heading out on a vacation, navigating the airport during the holidays can be a hectic experience. However, with a little bit of planning and the right tips to guide you, your journey through West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) can be a breeze! Let’s dive into some tips to ensure you have a smooth journey this holiday season.

Arrival Tips

1. Arrive Early: The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for airports. To avoid last-minute rush and stress, we recommend arriving at least two hours prior to your flight. This will give you ample time to check-in, go through security, and find your gate without having to rush.

2. Check Your Flight Status: Last-minute delays or changes can sometimes occur, especially during the busy holiday season. Make sure to check your flight status with your airline before heading to CRW. This way, you can adjust your plans accordingly and avoid unnecessary waiting time at the airport.

Security Tips

3. Review Carry-On Rules: To ensure a hassle-free security check, it is essential to review the carry-on rules in advance. Make sure that your liquids, aerosols, and gels are 3.4 ounces or less. Also, remember that sharp objects like scissors, knives, or nail files are not allowed in your carry-on baggage. By following these rules, you can ensure a smooth and speedy security process.

Pickup Tips

4. Utilize the 20-Minute Waiting Lot: If you’re picking up loved ones from the airport, the 20-minute waiting lot across from the main terminal is a convenient option. This will help free up traffic that is passing through on the roadway. Remember, unattended vehicles are not allowed at the curbside, so this lot is a perfect solution if you need a few extra minutes.

Holiday travel doesn’t have to be stressful. By planning ahead and following these tips, you can ensure a smooth journey through West Virginia International Yeager Airport. Arrive early, check your flight status, review carry-on rules, and utilize the 20-minute waiting lot if you’re picking up loved ones. These simple steps can make a world of difference in your holiday travel experience. Safe travels and happy holidays!

Press Release – CRW Wins Mid-Atlantic Masterpiece Award for Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project

Press Release – CRW Wins Mid-Atlantic Masterpiece Award for Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) is proud to announce that its Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project has been honored with the prestigious Mid-Atlantic Masterpiece Award. The award was presented at the Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo and Conference on December 7th in Richmond, VA.

The judging committee, having assessed three nominated projects spanning the Mid-Atlantic region, commended the results achieved in the runway project at CRW. This award acknowledges the exceptional workmanship, meticulous planning, and exemplary teamwork that collectively contributed to the successful completion of the comprehensive rehabilitation project.

The project, which spanned over three years, included a 2-inch asphalt overlay of the entire runway, rehabilitation of the runway lighting system, installation of energy-efficient LED runway edge lights, electrical conductors, and runway exit sign modifications. The paving portion, conducted in just 72 hours, used 20,000 tons of asphalt. All upgrades were completed by West Virginia Paving and were overseen by Airport Design Consultants Inc (ADCI).

“We are honored to receive the Mid-Atlantic Masterpiece Award for our runway rehabilitation project. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and excellence of our team, as well as the outstanding collaboration with our partners,” said Airport Director and CEO Dominique Ranieri. “The award not only celebrates the successful completion of the project but highlights our commitment to providing top-notch infrastructure for our community and beyond. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to continuing to elevate the standards of aviation excellence at CRW.”

John Crane, Executive Director of the Asphalt Pavement Association of WV, who presented the award, praised the exceptional work of the teams involved. “With West Virginia Paving’s exceptional workmanship, CRW can now serve passengers on the new runway for years to come. Kudos to the WV Paving team for achieving excellence under challenging conditions,” said Crane. “Congratulations to CRW, WV Paving, ADCI, and the FAA for a job well done!”

ADCI also expressed their pride in being part of the project, stating, “Congratulations to CRW and the entire team on receiving this prestigious award. ADCI is honored to be a partner for this monumental project alongside West Virginia Paving, CRW, and the FAA.”

This award is a testament to West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s commitment to providing the best possible infrastructure for their passengers. The project, with a total cost of $25,835,890, also highlights CRW’s dedication to maintaining high standards of operational excellence and safety.


Tips for Successful Holiday Travel

Tips for Successful Holiday Travel

As the holiday travel season approaches, West Virginia International Yeager Airport wants to remind passengers to get ready for an increase in travelers at the airport. It all starts with Thanksgiving travel, which begins Friday, Nov. 17 and concludes Tuesday, Nov. 28. The passenger volume peak is predicted to be on Sunday, Nov. 26.

We suggest arriving at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. For some airlines servicing CRW, you must be checked in at least 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time, though it is vital that you review your airline’s policy on checking in.

As a passenger, you can save time by checking in for your flight before coming to the airport using your airline’s website or mobile application. In case of airline delays or cancellations, be sure to check flight status before coming to the airport as well.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends these tips:

1. Pack smart; start with empty bags.
Starting with an empty bag decreases the chance that you will pack prohibited items.
2. Bring an acceptable ID and have it out in the screening lane.
Before leaving for the airport, travelers must have acceptable identification. Identity verification is an important step in the security screening process.
3. Arrive two hours early.
This will give you time to arrive by public transit/rideshare, park your car, check bags, go through security screening, and find your gate.
4. If you plan to travel with a firearm, you must properly pack the firearm in a hard-sided, locked case in your checked bag and declare it with the airline at the ticket counter when checking in.
5. Be aware of new checkpoint screening technology.
The checkpoint at CRW has new state-of-the-art Computed Tomography (CT) scanners which improve threat detection capabilities for carry-on bags. You no longer need to remove 3-1-1 liquids or laptops.
6. Travel with ease with TSA PreCheck and ensure you have the TSA PreCheck mark on your boarding pass.
Those enrolled enjoy the benefits of faster checkpoint screening. The five-year membership costs just $78.
7. Call ahead to request passenger support.
8. Text or direct message @ AskTSA
Travelers can get assistance in real time by texting their question to #275-872 (“AskTSA”) or through @AskTSA on X (formerly known as Twitter) or Facebook Messenger.
9. Remain aware.
Travelers should report suspicious activities, and remember: If You See Something, Say Something™.
10. Show gratitude to frontline workers.
Thank a TSO, a gate agent, a flight attendant or someone who serves on the transportation frontlines.

For further explanation on the TSA’s tips, visit this link:



CHARLESTON, WV – In a heartwarming display of community partnership, West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW), Swilled Dog, and the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association (KCHA) have joined forces to conduct a Pilots to the Rescue transport mission. The mission will take place on Sunday, September 24th at Noon at Capital Jet Center, the airport’s Fixed Based operator (FBO), showcasing the power of collaboration for a meaningful cause.

Swilled Dog, a WV-based distillery and cidery, is the driving force behind this mission. Inspired by their beloved rescue border collie, Lucy Pickles, Swilled Dog has made it their mission to support animal-related organizations. In an effort to assist the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, Swilled Dog has enlisted the help of Pilots to the Rescue, a non-profit organization comprised of volunteer pilots that transports animals from overcrowded shelters to regions with more room for adoption.

Pilots to the Rescue’s dedicated volunteers will fly into West Virginia International Yeager Airport on Sunday to retrieve dogs from the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association. These animals will then be safely transported to a shelter in Jackson, MI where they will be given a greater opportunity for adoption.

“This flight transport is happening at such an important time for our shelter,” said Sarah Tolley, Director of Community Engagement, Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association. “KCHA, like many shelters across the nation, have seen a decrease in dog adoptions over the past year.”

“We are excited for this partnership and the ability to give these animals another chance at adoption,” said Kim Kirk, Chief Experience Manager at Swilled Dog. “By sponsoring this mission, Swilled Dog hopes to raise awareness about the challenges of overcrowding shelters and the importance of adoption while helping these animals find the loving homes they deserve.”

The collaboration brings together the resources and dedication of these organizations to transport animals in need to a new home. Together, these organizations will ensure that animals facing uncertain futures are given a second chance. The Airport’s wildlife canine, CRW Hercules, and Swilled Dog’s border collie, Lucy Pickles, will both be at Capital Jet Center to help the mission come to life.

“We are honored to be part of this collaborative mission that exemplifies the best of our community,” said Airport Director & CEO Dominique Ranieri. “This mission shows the profound impact that organizations can have when they come together for a great cause.”