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Roanoke VA., September 10, 2021 – The week of September 13-17 the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport will be conducting 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 as follows:

September 13, 14, 16 and 17: 8am-12pm

September 15: 8am-12pm and 6pm-10pm

The training programs will take place in secured areas. 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 6 (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York LaGuardia, 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