St. Elmo Airport

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St. Elmo Airport
St Elmo Army Auxiliary Airfield
St. Elmo Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
Airport typePublic
OwnerState of Alabama
ServesSt. Elmo, Alabama
Elevation AMSL132 ft / 40 m
Coordinates30°30′07″N 088°16′30″W / 30.50194°N 88.27500°W / 30.50194; -88.27500Coordinates: 30°30′07″N 088°16′30″W / 30.50194°N 88.27500°W / 30.50194; -88.27500
2R5 is located in Alabama
Location of St. Elmo Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 3,998 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations20,400
Based aircraft31

St. Elmo Airport (FAA LID: 2R5) is a state-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) west of the central business district of St. Elmo, in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

St. Elmo Airport covers an area of 733 acres (297 ha) at an elevation of 132 feet (40 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,998 by 80 feet (1,219 x 24 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 18, 2010, the airport had 20,400 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 55 per day. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 71% single-engine, 7% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 16% ultralight.[1]

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was used as an auxiliary airfield for the Army contract flying school at Bates Army Airfield in Mobile. The contract flying school operated between 1942 and 1944.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 2R5 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.

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