WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT UNVEILS NEW BRANDING

WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT UNVEILS NEW BRANDING

WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT UNVEILS NEW BRANDING

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) unveiled its new brand, showcasing our story of transformation while maintaining our roots through our new tagline, “It starts at home.”

In developing the new logo, CRW wanted to balance our history with our vision for aviation in West Virginia. Our new logo acknowledges the Airport’s physical location and our state’s nickname, The Mountain State, as portrayed with imagery in the logo.

While the logo has changed, CRW’s mission to become the state’s most important economic engine has not; that is represented by the curved line touching the mountain and arching into the sky to define a flight path as we make advances in aviation and education.

Even as our name has changed over the years from Kanawha Airport to Yeager Airport to West Virginia International Yeager Airport, CRW, our airport code, will always remain the same. Every detail of who we are is represented, down to the detail of the font used for CRW, visually communicating our forward momentum.

“Our new brand is indicative of the vision we have for CRW’s future as it encompasses our continued commitment to West Virginia,” Airport Director & CEO Nick Keller. “As we accelerate the forward momentum, we realized our brand needed to evolve and match the responsibility we have to become the largest economic engine in the state.”

When designing this logo, CRW contracted with the Vela Agency, knowing they would take on the big challenge with creativity and a thorough understanding of who we are.

Customers will see a completely redesigned look beginning with CRW’s website and social media platforms.

 

One of the Best Fall Locations is One Short Flight Away

One of the Best Fall Locations is One Short Flight Away

In just a matter of weeks, there will be a chill in the air while you are drinking your morning coffee, the leaves will be starting to show some color, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean will be a little colder. So, while your favorite summer vacation spots are winding down for the year, the best fall locations are just starting to heat up.

Charlotte is just one of the major cities you can fly to from Yeager Airport in under an hour. You might be thinking to yourself, “Charlotte, for a fall trip?” The Queen City might not be the first spot on your list for best fall locations, but we are here to convince you to make the short flight down to the southern part of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Boarding a plane to one of the best fall locations

American Airlines boarding a plane at Yeager Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

A Fall Oasis of Fun

First up on the list of things we would suggest is the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Wait, what? West Virginia already has world-class whitewater rafting. Why go to North Carolina for this? Let’s look at everything you can do at the whitewater center.

  • Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking on the world’s largest manmade river.
  • Navigate a rope course over the river.
  • Jump from a 100 ft. platform.
  • Ice skating
  • Climb the world’s first deepwater solo climbing complex.
  • Bouldering, top-rope, and sport climbing on one of the largest outdoor climbing complexes on the East Coast.
  • Flatwater Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking

Just looking at the Whitewater Center’s pictures has us ready to hop on the next flight to CLT. You can buy one or two day passes to this oasis of fun, or you can purchase single activity passes. Still not convinced, let’s look at some more things to do in the Queen City.

Charlotte is one of the best fall destinations

Overlooking the Charolette Skyline, one of the best fall destinations.

A Climbing Destination

Want to bring the outdoors inside? Inner peaks climbing is a massive indoor rock-climbing park for first-time climbers and the most advanced climbers. Inner Peaks has a great video on their website that shows everything you can do and then some. We will let the video speak for itself.

Exploring Charlotte

Charlotte is jam-packed full of things to do; we could never list them in all in just one article. Here is a list of items in Charlotte that are fun but you may have forgotten about:

The list could go on with all the fantastic restaurants and nightlife in Uptown. That could be a trip all on its own. The Discovery Place is a great place to take the entire family. The little ones will be busy all day there, exploring everything from wildlife to designing forts.

So, if the Queen City has never been on your radar for one of the best fall locations, we hope this article at least piques your interest. If you want to check out more of the exciting things to do in the Charlotte area, their visitor website is easy to navigate and provides links to all the attractions, restaurants, breweries, nightlife, and more.

We hope to see you hopping on a flight to CLT soon!

Temporary Saturday Runway Closures at Yeager Airport

Temporary Saturday Runway Closures at Yeager Airport

Yeager Airport is going to have nightly closures of its runway (RWY 5/23) starting on July 5th through November 22nd. The runway is also going to be closed on eight Saturdays. The runway closures are part of an $8.7 million runway rehabilitation project.

The rehabilitation project includes

  • Replacing the centerline light system with a new LED system
  • Light installation at Taxiway C
  • Milling and paving the 30-foot center (keel) of the runway
  • Improving the runway profile to remove dips that do not meet FAA standards

 

Yeager Airport runway closed during runway rehab phase 1.

Construction workers paving runway 5/23 during phase 1 of the runway rehab project.

 

This project is being 100-percent funded by the FAA and does not require a local match.

The Saturday runway closures are:

  • August 6-8
  • August 13-15
  • August 20-22
  • September 10-12
  • September 24-26
  • October 1-3
  • October 8-10
  • November 19-21

 

“I know these closures could impact some of our passengers travel plans,” said Yeager Airport Director and CEO Nick Keller. “But the work being done is necessary to make sure CRW is set up for success as the airport continues to grow.”

There are two contingent Saturdays, for runway closures at Yeager Airport, built into the schedule to accommodate for bad weather.

  • Contingent Saturday #1 October 15-17
  • Contingent Saturday #2 October 22-24

 

On the weekend of the Saturday closures, the runway will be shut down starting at 11PM on Friday and will reopen Sunday at 7am.