Stuttgart Municipal Airport

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Stuttgart Municipal Airport
Stuttgart Municipal Airport AR 2006 USGS.jpg
2006 USGS image
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Stuttgart
ServesStuttgart, Arkansas
LocationRoc Roe Township, Prairie County
Elevation AMSL224 ft / 68 m
Coordinates34°35′58″N 091°34′30″W / 34.59944°N 91.57500°W / 34.59944; -91.57500Coordinates: 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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,002 1,525 Concrete
18/36 6,015 1,833 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations40,200
Based aircraft43
for the airport's World War II history, see Stuttgart Army Airfield

Stuttgart Municipal Airport (IATA: SGT, ICAO: KSGT, FAA 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's northern district. The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 categorized it 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]

Trans-Texas DC-3s stopped at Stuttgart from 1953 to 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 May 31, 2017 the airport had 40,200 aircraft operations, average 110 per day: 87% general aviation, 7.5% military, and 5.5% air taxi. 42 aircraft were then based at the airport: 65% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 23% 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for SGT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective July 19, 2018.
  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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