Mountain Empire Airport
8223 Lee Highway
Rural Retreat,  Virginia   24368
Tel: 276-783-8805

Business Overview

We are a full service public use airport located in Rural Retreat, Va. serving Smyth and Wythe county and the towns of Marion and Wytheville, Va. We have a 5252' x 75' grooved runway with a full length parallel taxiway with ample ramp space for large corporate and military aircraft. We have Shell Jet A, AvGas and unbranded MoGas. We have a modern terminal with a conference room, pilot lounge, large passenger waiting area, flight planning room with free wifi and kitchen. We have 2 community hangars.

We are located on the east end of the airport with a very visible vibrant blue roof. We use Enterprise and Hertz rental cars. We offer a courtesy car for the pilots as well. Multiple restaurants within 5 miles of the airport. Motel accommodations within 5 miles of the airport. 



Legacy 650 in for business in Wythe county

AT-503 Air tractors doing spraying work in Smyth and Wythe county

US Marines V-22 Osprey stopping in for fuel

US Army UH-60 Blackhawks in for fuel

Loading freight from TRW corporation in Atkins, VA

DC-6 Flying museum stopping in for some avionics work

Terminal building

L-39 Albatross stopping in for some fuel

General Dynamics G-200 in for business in Marion, Va