St. Louis Metro-East Airport

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St. Louis Metro-East Airport
Shafer Field
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
3K6 is located in Illinois
3K6 is located in the US
Location of airport in Illinois/United States
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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