Elizabethtown Regional Airport

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Addington Field

Elizabethtown Regional Airport
Elizabethtown Regional Airport (logo).png
Airport typePublic
OwnerElizabethtown Airport Board
ServesElizabethtown, Kentucky
Elevation AMSL775 ft / 236 m
Coordinates37°41′10″N 085°55′30″W / 37.68611°N 85.92500°W / 37.68611; -85.92500
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,001 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations12,400
Based aircraft60
Source: FAA[1] and airport website[2]

Elizabethtown Regional Airport[2] (IATA: EKX, ICAO: KEKX, FAA LID: EKX), also known as Addington Field,[3] is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) west of the central business district of Elizabethtown, a city in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The airport is owned by the Elizabethtown Airport Board.[1] It is used for general aviation, but current exploration of commercial aviation is underway.[4] The last commercial flight took place in the late 1980s.

Addington Field opened in 1982. In February 2007, the airport board changed the name to Addington Field / Elizabethtown Regional Airport.[5] The new name appears on airport's website and in its logo,[2] but the Federal Aviation Administration still shows the name as Addington Field (as per the airport's master record effective July 2009).[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Addington Field covers an area of 210 acres (85 ha) at an elevation of 775 feet (236 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt tarmac runway designated 5/23 which measures 6,001 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 5, 2008, the airport had 12,400 aircraft operations, an average of 33 per day: 90% general aviation, 8% air taxi and 2% military. At that time there were 60 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 13% multi-engine and 5% helicopter.[1]

Parachute operations[edit]

Parachuting/Skydiving operations are regularly conducted at Addington Field, inbound aircraft are advised to be cautious and listen to all traffic advisories.

Jumpers exit aircraft over Addington Field from 3500–14000 feet and are normally seen under canopy returning to earth via a left landing pattern (all left turns @ 1000, 600 and 300 feet); the pattern entrance is wind dependent.

Inbound or outbound pilots should call 270-723-3587 or stop by hangar 2 and ask about the days operations if they are concerned or just interested in jumping and/or parachute rigging services for their emergency pilot rigs (or any other parachute rig).



  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for EKX (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ a b c Addington Field / Elizabethtown Regional Airport, official site
  3. ^ "Airport in holding pattern; Officials holding their breath waiting for word of grant". The News-Enterprise (Elizabethtown, Kentucky). 2007-07-16.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Grayson County joins push to get major airlines in Elizabethtown". The Record (Leitchfield, Kentucky). 2006-12-22. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25.
  5. ^ "Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce supports regional jet service at Elizabethtown Airport". The Meade County Messenger. 2007-03-07. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.

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