Carlisle Municipal Airport

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Carlisle Municipal Airport
Carlisle 4M3.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Carlisle
ServesCarlisle, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL241 ft / 73 m
Coordinates34°48′30″N 091°42′44″W / 34.80833°N 91.71222°W / 34.80833; -91.71222Coordinates: 34°48′30″N 091°42′44″W / 34.80833°N 91.71222°W / 34.80833; -91.71222
4M3 is located in Arkansas
Location of airport in Arkansas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 4,501 1,372 Asphalt
18/36 4,494 1,370 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations48,100
Based aircraft14

Carlisle Municipal Airport (FAA LID: 4M3) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northeast of the central business district of Carlisle, a city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Carlisle Municipal Airport covers an area of 640 acres (259 ha) at an elevation of 241 feet (73 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 9/27 is 4,501 by 75 feet (1,372 x 23 m) and 18/36 is 4,494 by 60 feet (1,370 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, the airport had 48,100 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 99.8% general aviation and 0.2% military. At that time there were 14 aircraft based at this airport: 93% single-engine and 7% multi-engine.


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 #1. 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 Carlisle developed the current airport from the former military airfield.[4]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 4M3 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
  3. ^ Military Airfields in WW2 Archived June 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Carlisle Municipal Airport

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