Decatur Municipal Airport

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Decatur Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Decatur
Serves Decatur, Texas
Elevation AMSL 1,047 ft / 319 m
Coordinates 33°15′15″N 097°34′50″W / 33.25417°N 97.58056°W / 33.25417; -97.58056Coordinates: 33°15′15″N 097°34′50″W / 33.25417°N 97.58056°W / 33.25417; -97.58056
LUD is located in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,200 1,280 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 13,200
Based aircraft 48

Decatur Municipal Airport (ICAO: KLUD, FAA LID: LUD) is a city-owned public airport two miles (3.7 km) north of Decatur, in Wise County, Texas.[1]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Decatur Municipal Airport is assigned LUD by the FAA and has no IATA designation[2] (IATA assigned LUD to Lüderitz Airport in Namibia[3]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Decatur Municipal Airport covers 205 acres (83 ha) at an elevation of 1,047 feet (319 m) above mean sea level. Its one runway, 17/35, is 4,200 by 60 feet (1,280 x 18 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending September 4, 2008 the airport had 13,200 general aviation operations, average 36 per day. 48 aircraft were then based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 13% multi-engine and 8% glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LUD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Decatur Municipal Airport, Texas (IATA: none, ICAO: KLUD, FAA: LUD)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Luderitz Airport, Namibia (IATA: LUD, ICAO: FYLZ)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 March 2010.

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