Almyra Municipal Airport

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Almyra Municipal Airport
Almyra M73.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Almyra
ServesAlmyra, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL211 ft / 64 m
Coordinates34°24′44″N 091°27′59″W / 34.41222°N 91.46639°W / 34.41222; -91.46639Coordinates: 34°24′44″N 091°27′59″W / 34.41222°N 91.46639°W / 34.41222; -91.46639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,496 1,066 Asphalt
10/28 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations54,100
Based aircraft9

Almyra Municipal Airport (FAA LID: M73) is a city-owned, public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Almyra, a city in Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States.[1] This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Almyra Municipal Airport covers an area of 640 acres (260 ha) at an elevation of 211 feet (64 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 18/36 is 3,496 by 50 feet (1,066 x 15 m) and 10/28 is 3,000 by 50 feet (914 x 15 m). For the 12-month period ending October 31, 2017, the airport had 54,100 aircraft operations, an average of 148 per day: 99.8% general aviation and 0.2% military.[1]

History[edit]

The airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces during 1942/43 as an axillary airfield for Stuttgart Army Airfield, near Stuttgart, Arkansas. It was known simply as Stuttgart Army Airfield Auxiliary #5. The runways in use today were built during that period. It was used to help train medium bomber and transport pilots, who used it for emergencies on it or practiced touch-and-go landings. It was not manned, and at the end of World War II it was simply abandoned and the land turned over to local authorities, like many other small auxiliary airfields. [3]

The City of Almyra developed the current airport from the former military airfield.[4] Some of the old wartime runways and taxiways still can be seen, which have not been used since the war ended.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for M73 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective July 19, 2018.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) Archived 2011-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 Oct 2008.
  3. ^ Military Airfields in WW2 Archived 2012-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ airnav.com Almyra Municipal Airport

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