Welcome to Leesburg Executive Airport at Godfrey Field
Leesburg Executive Airport delivers comprehensive services without the congestion, expense and delays common to larger airports. Whether flying for business or pleasure, you'll find experienced aviation professionals available to ensure that your plane and your plans are in good hands.
Owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg, the Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) is the second busiest General Aviation (GA) airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located 35 miles from Washington DC, Leesburg Executive Airport is a designated reliever airport for Washington-Dulles International Airport.
Leesburg Executive Airport has a 5,500 foot grooved asphalt runway with a 70,000-pound dual-wheel capacity. A new Instrument Landing System was commissioned in March 2011, supplementing the existing GPS and WAAS approaches. New Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPIs) and an upgrade of the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) was completed in 2012.
In 2011, the Virginia Department of Aviation released its latest economic impact study identifying the statewide economic benefits associated with the 66 airports (9 commercial service and 57 general aviation) in the Commonwealth. In the study, Leesburg Executive Airport is ranked third among the 57 general aviation airports in the Commonwealth in terms of economic contributions to Virginia. The study estimates that the Leesburg airport contributes $78 million in economic activity (directly and/or indirectly), and is responsible for 634 jobs with an annual payroll estimated at $32 million.
Notice to Pilots: Leesburg Executive Airport is located within the boundaries of the Washington, DC Metropolitan “Special Flight Rules Area” (SFRA), formerly known as the ADIZ. For more information, please see the Pilot Information page.