Moontown Airport

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Moontown Airport
Moontown Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 15 June 2006
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorJerry Barnett
LocationMoontown, Alabama
Elevation AMSL650 ft / 198 m
Coordinates34°44′50″N 086°27′41″W / 34.74722°N 86.46139°W / 34.74722; -86.46139
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 2,180 664 Turf
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations15,784
Based aircraft96

Moontown Airport (FAA LID: 3M5) is a privately owned public-use airport located seven nautical miles (13 km) east of the central business district of Huntsville, a city in Madison County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is 16 miles (26 km) east of Huntsville International Airport (HSV).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Moontown Airport covers an area of 17 acres (6.9 ha) at an elevation of 650 feet (198 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with a turf surface measuring 2,180 by 160 feet (664 x 49 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 22, 2009, the airport had 15,784 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 43 per day. At that time there were 96 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 2% multi-engine, 10% glider and 1% ultralight.[1]

Moontown Airport is the home base for the Huntsville Chapter of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and the Huntsville Soaring Club.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 3M5 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.

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