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From Lynchburg take Rt. 460 West to Bedford then take Rt. 122 South to White House Road (Rt. 608). Travel about 7 miles to Right on Airport. Go one mile. Left on Buccaneer. Go one mile. Bedford Landings on the right (1995).
From Roanoke (driving) take Rt. 24 East to Rt. 122 South then to left on White House Road (Rt. 608). Travel about 7 miles to Right on Airport. Go one mile. Left on Buccaneer. Go one mile. Bedford Landings on the right (1995).
From the south, fly over Smith Mountain (the long ridge with a notch in it where they built the dam for the lake). The lake will be spread out in front of you. There is a fairly prominent white sand beach at the state park which should be visible. That beach is located just off the approach end of runway 05, so if you fly toward that beach you will begin to see the runway.
The runway is 3050’ feet long and is slightly uphill when landing on 05, so it is the preferred way to land that direction unless the wind is strong from the southwest.
There is no AWOS, but you can use Roanoke’s ATIS at 132.375, or Lynchburg’s ATIS at 119.8. We have a windsock on top of our hangar (2nd hangar from the 05 approach end) that is pretty accurate. The airport’s windsock at the northeast end of the field in front of the FBO is a bit shielded by trees. Unicom frequency is 122.975 but don’t be surprised if you get no answer. Field elevation is 892’.
Self serve fuel is available and the owner tries to keep fuel prices low. 100LL.
From Raleigh, NC (driving)
Get on I-40 westbound however you wish, heading for Greensboro.
I-40 West will merge with I-85 South past Durham. Mile marker numbers will change suddenly by about 100.
Take exit 161, NC 86 Truck route north. This will merge with US 70 Eastbound. Continue until you come to a traffic light (I believe it is the second light) where you can turn left to join NC86 North to Yanceyville and Danville.
Continue on NC 86 North for about 30 miles. Go through Yanceyville. There will be a right turn required to stay on 86 just before you get to Yanceyville.
At Danville, immediately after crossing the state line into Virginia, buy gas. It will be about the cheapest gas you’ve seen in a while.
Immediately after crossing the state line, turn right on US 29 North towards Lynchburg. Proceed about 35 miles to Altavista.
At Altavista, exit onto VA 43 towards Bedford. Proceed about 12 miles.
After enjoying about 10 miles of winding mountain road you will pass a house on the right with a lighthouse on their driveway. This is the sign that the road is about to get much better. You will come into an area of broad vistas and pastures. When you reach an intersection with VA 626, Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, turn left.
You’ll be on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway for about 9 miles. Just before you turn off of it, you’ll see a sign that says “Whitehouse”. Then you’ll see a sign indicating the airport is to your right. Turn right onto Hwy 608, White House Road. Then after only about a quarter mile, turn left onto Airport Road. Again there will be a sign for the airport.
Proceed 0.9 miles down Airport Road and turn left on Buccaneer Road (again, there’s an airport sign). Proceed down Buccaneer road for 1 mile, passing the airport on your right. After 1 mile, turn right into our driveway (1995 Buccaneer Road). Go straight up the driveway and park beside our hangar (the hangar on the left).