Beaver County Airport

Beaver County Airport or (IATA: BFP, ICAO: KBVI, FAA LID: BVI) is a county-owned public airport three miles northwest of Beaver Falls, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.[1]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Beaver County Airport is BVI to the FAA and BFP to the IATA (which assigned BVI to Birdsville Airport in Birdsville, Queensland, Australia).

Beaver County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of Beaver
ServesBeaver, Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL1,253 ft / 382 m
Coordinates40°46′21″N 080°23′29″W / 40.77250°N 80.39139°W
BVI is located in Pennsylvania
Location of airport in Pennsylvania
BVI is located in the United States
BVI (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 4,501 1,372 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft operations66,218
Based aircraft114


The airport covers 297 acres (120 ha) and has one asphalt runway, 10/28, 4,501 x 100 ft (1,372 x 30 m). In the year ending June 30, 2019, the airport had 66,218 aircraft operations, average 181 per day: 100% general aviation. 114 aircraft are based at this airport: 97 single-engine, 11 multi-engine, 5 jet and 1 helicopter.[1]

B-17 Nine-O-Nine

On August 23, 1987,[2] the B-17 Flying Fortress Nine-O-Nine crashed during an airshow at the airport. The plane was attempting to land but ran off the end of the runway and was badly damaged. After being repaired and continuing flying at airshows across the United States for many years afterwards, (there was an incident in July 1995 involving a landing gear malfunction) on October 2, 2019, the Nine-O-Nine crashed at Bradley International Airport attempting to return to the airport after having mechanical issues, seven of the 13 on board were killed and seven were injured, including one on the ground. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Beaver Valley Flying Club, Inc

The Beaver Valley Flying Club, Inc is a not-for-profit organization which has been in operation since 1967 on the Airport. The Club operates a G500 Cessna 172 and a Cirrus SR20.

Flight Schools

Aces Aviation offers flight training in both single and twin engine Diamond Aircraft.

Moore Aviation Inc offers flight training in single and multi engine aircraft from the Cessna and Piper aircraft families.

Both flight schools can take a student from zero time to Recreational or Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Certified Flight Instructor Ratings. They are also listed as providers for the Community College of Beaver County's Aviation Sciences programs.[3]

Air Heritage Museum

Air Heritage Museum is located by the airport, and has several vintage aircraft, including an F-15 Eagle and a C-123K Provider.[4]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for BVI (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
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  4. ^ "Our Aircraft - Air Heritage Inc".

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2019 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crash

On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress owned by the Collings Foundation crashed at Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, United States. Seven of the thirteen people on board were killed, and the other six, as well as one person on the ground, were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by fire, with only the tail and a portion of one wing remaining.


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Beaver Airport (disambiguation)

Beaver Airport may refer to:

Beaver Airport in Beaver, Alaska, United States (FAA/IATA: WBQ)

Beaver Municipal Airport (Oklahoma) in Beaver, Oklahoma, United States (FAA: K44)

Beaver Municipal Airport (Utah) in Beaver, Utah, United States (FAA: U52)

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