Stuttgart Municipal Airport

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Stuttgart Municipal Airport
Stuttgart Municipal Airport AR 2006 USGS.jpg
2006 USGS aerial image
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Stuttgart
Serves Stuttgart, Arkansas
Location Roc Roe Township, Prairie County
Elevation AMSL 224 ft / 68 m
Coordinates 34°35′58″N 091°34′30″W / 34.59944°N 91.57500°W / 34.59944; -91.57500
Map
KSGT is located in Arkansas
KSGT
KSGT
Location
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,002 1,525 Concrete
18/36 6,015 1,833 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 40,200
Based aircraft 34
for the airport's World War II history, see Stuttgart Army Airfield

Stuttgart Municipal Airport (IATA: SGTICAO: KSGTFAA LID: SGT) is in Prairie County, Arkansas.[1] It is eight miles north of Stuttgart, which owns the airport[1] and is the county seat of Arkansas County. The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 categorized as a general aviation facility.[2]

History[edit]

Stuttgart Municipal Airport dates to 1942 when it was built by the United States Army Air Forces. It was used as an advanced twin-engine flying school and glider training.[3] With the end of World War II, Stuttgart Army Airfield was declared excess and closed on 5 August 1946.[3] It was conveyed though the War Assets Administration (WAA) to the City of Stuttgart to establish a municipal airport.[3]

Airline flights (Trans-Texas DC-3s) ended in 1958-59.

Facilities[edit]

Stuttgart Municipal Airport covers 2,560 acres (1,040 ha) at an elevation of 224 feet (68 m). It has two runways: 9/27 is 5,002 by 150 feet (1,525 x 46 m) concrete; 18/36 is 6,015 by 100 feet (1,833 x 30 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending June 30, 2008 the airport had 40,200 aircraft operations, average 110 per day: 87% general aviation, 7.5% military, and 5.5% air taxi. 34 aircraft were then based at the airport: 82% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, 3% jet and 3% helicopter.[1]

Motorsports[edit]

A 3-mile (4.8 km) SCCA road course used the runways, with the first race in 1959. The last sports car race was in 1978. A drag strip, Stuttgart Dragway, existed from 1970 to 1972.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for SGT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Stuttgart Army Air Field, Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
  4. ^ NA Motorsports: Stuttgart AFB

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