Lakeway Airpark

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Lakeway Airpark
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Lakeway Airpark, Inc.
Serves Lakeway, Texas
Location Lakeway, Texas
Elevation AMSL 909 ft / 277 m
Coordinates 30°21′27″N 097°59′40″W / 30.35750°N 97.99444°W / 30.35750; -97.99444
Lakeway Airpark is located in Texas
Lakeway Airpark
Lakeway Airpark
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,930 1,198 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 9,000
Based aircraft 58

Lakeway Airpark (FAA LID: 3R9) is a public use airport in Travis County, Texas, United States. The airport is 17 nautical miles (31 km) west of the central business district of Austin. It is privately owned by Lakeway Airpark, Inc.[1] and is located in Lakeway, Texas.

History and Management[edit]

From 1939 to 1946 it was called Airfield Ranch. In the late 1960s the Ranch was purchased to develop an all encompassing getaway resort with golf, marina, lakeside hotel accommodations and airstrip for visitors. The Lakeway Company upgraded and lengthened the runway and the Airpark was considered an amenity for the community. After the original development failed the project was purchased by Ross Perot. Perot's development company broke up the original properties and sold them off. The golf property is today's Live Oak course, the hotel/resort is the Lakeway Inn. In 1995 the airstrip property was sold to a group who established Lakeway Airpark LLC, a not for profit corporation established for the purpose of managing the airpark. Under the terms of the original sale the property may revert to Perot in the event the property is not used as an airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Lakeway Airpark covers an area of 15 acres (6.1 ha) at an elevation of 909 feet (277 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,930 by 70 feet (1,198 x 21 m).[1]

A 3,200-foot (980 m) runway was made in 1936. In 1989 it was expanded to a 3,930-foot-long (1,200 m) and 70-foot-wide (21 m) runway. The runway end zones were extended in 2003.

As of 2010 there are 29 residences surrounding the airpark with attached hangars on residential properties. In addition there are 4 freestanding condo style hangars on the airpark property and 1 large non residential hangar on AV zoned adjoining property not owned by the Airpark.

For the 12-month period ending February 29, 2008, the airport had 9,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 24 per day. At that time there were 58 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine and 5% multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 3R9 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.

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