Hannibal Regional Airport

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Hannibal Regional Airport
William P. Lear Field
Airport type Public
Owner City of Hannibal
Serves Hannibal, Missouri
Elevation AMSL 769 ft / 234 m
Coordinates 39°43′31″N 091°26′38″W / 39.72528°N 91.44389°W / 39.72528; -91.44389
Website www.flyhannibal.net
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,400 1,341 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 4,700
Based aircraft 20

Hannibal Regional Airport (ICAO: KHAEFAA LID: HAE) is a public use airport in Marion County, Missouri, United States. It is located four nautical miles (7 km) northwest of the central business district of Hannibal, Missouri, and is owned by the City of Hannibal.[1] The airport is used for general aviation with no commercial airlines.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned HAE by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]


In 2003, the airport was renamed Hannibal Regional Airport, William P. Lear Field in honor of the inventor of the Lear Jet.[3] It was originally known as Hannibal Municipal Airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hannibal Regional Airport covers an area of 400 acres (160 ha) at an elevation of 769 feet (234 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with a concrete surface measuring 4,400 by 100 feet (1,341 x 30 m) with a concrete surface.[1] Runway 17/35 has Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) and Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights on each runway end.

The airport originally had an asphalt runway that was 3,600 feet (1,100 m) x 75 feet (23 m) with no parallel taxiway. In 2002 the airport was completely shut down for almost 6 months while the old runway and apron were completely removed and a new concrete runway (4,400 x 100 ft.) was constructed. In addition to the new runway, a concrete full-length parallel taxiway was constructed, the apron was re-constructed with concrete, and a new hangar area was constructed.

Beginning in 2008, the airport's Fixed Based Operator (FBO) is Mike Barron of Barron Aviation Private Flight Services. Prior to that, Rodney Hilton managed the airport.[4]

For the 12-month period ending August 9, 2007, the airport had 4,700 aircraft operations, an average of 12 per day: 79% general aviation and 21% air taxi. At that time there were 20 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 5% helicopter.[1]


The plans include extending the runway to 5,000 to allow small jets to use the airport.[5] In addition, a new terminal building is planned for the airport.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HAE (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KHAE - Hannibal Regional Airport - Hannibal, Missouri
  3. ^ [dead link] Hannibal Courier-Post. May 19, 2003.
  4. ^ a b Henley, Danny (May 20, 2008). "City council approves airport management services". Hannibal Courier-Post. 
  5. ^ "City of Hannibal Newsletter" (PDF). . March 2006.

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