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Roanoke VA., September 14, 2020 – September 15-17 the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport will conduct training unique to airport operations, aircraft rescue and firefighting live burn training.

The Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport Public Safety Office will conduct live burn training using an aircraft rescue training simulator. The live burn schedule is September 15, 16 and 17 from 8am to 12pm.

The training program will take place in a secured area. If you are interested in covering the training event, please schedule a time so that staff can direct and escort you to the training.

The training will not affect flights arriving or departing from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.



The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is the primary airport for Virginia’s Blue Ridge and the New River Valley.  ROA serves over 700,000 passengers per year via 4 airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air) with nonstop service to 5 (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington Dulles) hub cities as well as weekly flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. To learn more, please visit