Spirit of St. Louis Airport

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Spirit of St. Louis Airport
Spirit of St. Louis Airport 2.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerSt. Louis County
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
Elevation AMSL463 ft / 141 m
Coordinates38°39′44″N 90°39′7″W / 38.66222°N 90.65194°W / 38.66222; -90.65194
SUS is located in Missouri
Location of airport in Missouri
SUS is located in the United States
SUS (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8R/26L 7,485 2,281 Concrete
8L/26R 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2017)94,764
Based aircraft (2018)394
Sign for Spirit of St. Louis Airport
A typical business jet at the airport

Spirit of St. Louis Airport (IATA: SUS, ICAO: KSUS, FAA LID: SUS) is a public airport located 17 miles (27 km) west of the central business district of St. Louis, in St. Louis County, Missouri near the city of Chesterfield, United States. It is owned by St. Louis County and named after the famous Spirit of St. Louis aircraft.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Spirit of St. Louis Airport covers an area of 1,300 acres (530 ha) and contains two parallel runways: 8L/26R measuring 5,000 x 75 ft (1,524 x 23 m) and 8R/26L measuring 7,485 x 150  (2,281 x 46 m), an all-weather, ILS-equipped runway.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 94,764 aircraft operations, an average of 260 per day: 86% general aviation, 12% air taxi, 2% military and less than 1% commercial service. In March 2018, there were 394 aircraft based at this airport: 242 single-engine, 54 multi-engine, 78 jet and 20 helicopters.[1]

In 2007, the airport finished a multimillion-dollar expansion project to add a parallel taxiway to the north of 8L/26R. This added land is currently available to lease with taxiway access.

The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show returned to the airport, May 3–4, 2014 after being absent since 2007. It featured an interactive STEM Expo and a Veteran's Village. The US Navy Blue Angels headlined the event.[2]


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