The Danville Regional Airport has a rich history.

As of July 1, Averett University became the fixed-based operator of the Danville Regional Airport, which houses the University’s George C. Falk Flight Center and aeronautics program.

Averett is building upon the solid foundation provided by former operator, General Aviation – a multi-generational, family-owned company that managed the airport since 1948. Averett joins the aviation community in expressing an eternal debt of gratitude to founder Paul Rembold, his son and daughter in-law Mike and Libby, and their son for their vision, persistence and commitment to service over these 70 years of aviation growth in the region.

The Averett University Flight Operations Center is named after late George Falk who was instrumental in forming the University’s aviation program. Falk served in World War II in the U.S. Army as a pilot flying B-17 and B-29 bombers and spent 23 years with Dan River Inc., prior to coming to Averett as the director of financial aid. Formed in 1980, the aeronautics program now has more than 100 degree seeking students, making it the sixth largest major at Averett.

Always a passionate visionary and committed teacher, Averett will forever be grateful to the vision of George Falk and the generosity of his wife, Betty, for their support.

Supporting Economic Growth & Development

As the region grows and diversifies with new initiatives like the Caesars Resorts opening and many industries locating or expanding businesses in the region, our community airport will become increasingly significant, serving as a window to the area and often providing a first and lasting impression.

Located in the heart of Southside Virginia, local attractions include Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia International Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Hyco Lake, athletics and arts events at Averett University, and the town of Danville.

Danville and Pittsylvania County foster a low-cost environment and opportunities for exploration. Learn more here. Visit Danville and discover why businesses and travelers choose the Dan River Region.