A Skywest CRJ-200 (Photo: Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

A Mountain Between Them: The Airports of Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia

Situated on either side of one of the Appalachians many lengthy mountain chains, the airports of Charlottesville, Va. and Staunton, Va. have competed for personal pride and service. But only being located slightly over 30 minutes apart, the demand for the towns of over 20,000 and 40,000 have led to a wildly different road for route maps and competition. However, for both concrete landing strips, the ever-changing scenery for airline operations has not made life easy in the Virginia mountains.…