The airport was activated in December 1937. In the years following 1946, there were numerous improvements made. In 1958, the main runway (3,500 feet long and 75 feet wide) was paved. During 1972-73, taxiways were constructed and the apron expanded at a cost of about $324,600. A master plan was completed in 1974, and in 1977 the turf runway was abandoned. An access taxiway was built to the T-hangers in 1979-80; and in 1983, a bituminous overlay was applied to the runway, and additional taxiways were built to a new T-hanger. Greene County Airport can accept light aircraft. For busy company executives who want to maximize their time and build efficiency in their travel schedule, the Greene County Airport provides an ideal tool and another competitive advantage for the nearby EverGreene Technology Park. The airport is a public-use, general aviation airport with no runway lights for night landing. It currently has hangar space for small aircraft. The 3,500-foot-by-75-foot bit runway can sufficiently accommodate most light aviation needs. With the ultimate goal of transforming the airport into an executive airpark, EverGreene planners and business developers are actively seeking aviation-related businesses and flight training academies interested in building long-term partnerships. The aviation sector will greatly benefit from the park’s other workforce development initiatives already in the planning stages with all five Greene County school districts, the vocational-technical school and higher education partners like Waynesburg University. From leading-edge aviation training and maintenance curricula to internship and apprenticeship programs, the unprecedented cooperation among these public and private entities is unique and powerful.
Take exit 14 off of I-79 for PA-21 E toward Masontown, turn left onto PA-21 E, follow PA-21 to Murtha Drive, destination will be on the left.
S.O.A.R. of Greene County is about all things that are aviation. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts as well as professionals who realize the value of a community airport. It is a place where a young boy or girl “can catch the bug” and maybe start their journey on a career path in aviation. Small community airports are the places those dreams take shape. Greene County Airport (KWAY) provides excellent services and facilities for recreational, business and medical aviators, passengers, and their aircraft.
We at S.O.A.R., our partner organizations, and the local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 842, have provided both free and well below cost rides in donated aircraft with volunteer pilots for several years at various local airports. We have also been helpful in bringing both modern and historic aircraft for static viewing and other community aviation-related education projects. We hope in the future to provide scholarships and other functions to ensure that our local airport continues to remain vital county infrastructure.