St. Louis Metro-East Airport

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St. Louis Metro-East Airport
Shafer Field
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 3K6
Airport type Public-use
Owner Edward B. Shafer
Serves St. Jacob, Illinois
Elevation AMSL 477 ft / 145 m
Coordinates 38°43′58″N 089°48′24″W / 38.73278°N 89.80667°W / 38.73278; -89.80667
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 2,662 811 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 52,000
Based aircraft 42

St. Louis Metro-East Airport (FAA LID: 3K6), also known as Shafer Field, is a public-use airport located two miles (3 km) north of the central business district of St. Jacob, in Madison County, Illinois, United States. It is privately owned by Edward B. Shafer.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

St. Louis Metro-East Airport covers an area of 29 acres (12 ha) and contains one runway designated 13/31 with a 2,662 x 50 ft (811 x 15 m) asphalt surface. For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2007, the airport had 52,000 aircraft operations, an average of 142 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 42 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine, 2% glider and 2% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 3K6 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20

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