Airplane Boneyard at Greenwood-Leflore Airport in Mississippi
Greenwood-Leflore Airport (GWO)
The Greenwood-Leflore Airport is located approximately five miles east of the City of Greenwood in eastern Carroll County, Mississippi, approximately 125 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. The Greenwood tower is owned and operated by the Greenwood-Leflore Airport Board.
Access to the airport from Greenwood is via 4-lane U.S. Highway 82 to County Road 183. It is located on the former site of the Greenwood Army Airfield, built during World War II as a basic flight training facility.
The airport occupies a 1,000 acre site, with several hundred acres suitable for immediate development. Greenwood-Leflore’s infrastructure includes a 60-acre concrete ramp, two active runways, a new 8-story control tower, a fire-crash station and a broad range of instrument approaches, including a High TACAN and ILS.
It is a controlled airport and local air traffic control services are available to provide aircraft clearances and surface movement guidance. Runway 18/36 is 6,503 feet in length, 150 feet wide.
The airport is the location of the annual Greenwood Airshow.
The physical address is 502-A Airport Road, Greenwood, MS 38930. For information, phone the airport at 662.453.1526, or visit the Greenwood-Leflore Airport website.
Airliner Storage and Disassembly
Airliners from a number of airlines have been stored there, e.g., United, Southwest, China Southern, FedEx, Iberia and others. Aircraft disassembly is also peformed at the airport.
GE Capital Aviation Services salvages parts from commercial jetliners at its dismantling facilities at the airport.
Views of Airliners Stored at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport
Aerial view of airliner boneyard at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport in Mississippi (Bing Maps)