WV – Gov. Jim Justice took part in a groundbreaking ceremony
today to celebrate the start of construction on Marshall University’s new
Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager Airport, just outside of Charleston in
The Governor joined leaders from Marshall University and Yeager Airport
for the ceremony, along with U.S. Senators and several state, county, and
“I could never congratulate Marshall University and Yeager Airport
enough, along with all the people who have worked hard to make this
wonderful day possible,” Gov. Justice said. “Think of the employment,
think of the attraction to West Virginia this flight school is going to
The project involves the construction of a 10,500-square-foot classroom
building and a 12,000-square-foot hangar.
Last year, Gov. Justice provided $400,000 in State matching funds to
Yeager Airport for the construction of the new access road around the
general aviation area to open up 25 acres of buildable land where the new
Flight School will be built.