New Owners For Virginia Airport

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The New London Airport, in Lynchburg, Virginia, has been bought by Liberty University, a nearby Christian school with an aeronautics program. The school paid $1.8 million for the general aviation field, according to The Associated Press. The field, which has been in operation since 1961, will remain open for public use. “Obviously, we’ll be making improvements,” Dave Young, assistant provost of aeronautics education at Liberty, told the local News & Advance, but no specific plans have been made.

The school also operates programs from the Lynchburg Regional Airport. Over the last 12 years, the flight program has grown from four students to more than 600, according to the school’s website. Programs offered include A&P, missions aviation training, drone operations and an airline flight-attendant program. The school has been growing fast over the last decade, according to Virginia Business News, and is now the biggest college in the state. More than 66,000 students are enrolled in online programs, and about 14,500 study at the Lynchburg campus.