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Roanoke VA., September 13, 2019 – The week of September 16-20 the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport will host two types of training unique to airport operations, snow removal using broom trucks and 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 16, 17 and 19: 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm

September 18: 1pm-5pm and 6pm-10pm

September 20: 8am-12pm

The Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport Department of Facilities and Grounds will be hosting airports from across the south for snow removal training using broom trucks. Broom trucks are trucks with 20-foot wide broom mounted to them to clear runways of snow and ice due winter weather events. The training will be a mix of classroom and hands on use of the trucks and be held September 17 and 18 from 8am to 4pm.

Both training programs will take place in secured areas. If you are interested in covering either or both training events, 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 660,000 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