Walnut Ridge Regional Airport

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Walnut Ridge Regional Airport
Walnut Ridge Army Airfield
Walnut Ridge Regional Airport 2006 USGS.jpg
2006 USGS aerial image
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Walnut Ridge
ServesWalnut Ridge, Arkansas
LocationCampbell Township, Lawrence County
Elevation AMSL279 ft / 85 m
Coordinates36°07′29″N 090°55′30″W / 36.12472°N 90.92500°W / 36.12472; -90.92500Coordinates: 36°07′29″N 090°55′30″W / 36.12472°N 90.92500°W / 36.12472; -90.92500
KARG is located in Arkansas
Location of Walnut Ridge Regional Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 6,001 1,829 Asphalt
13/31 5,003 1,525 Concrete
18/36 5,001 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations94,000
Based aircraft55

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (IATA: ARG, ICAO: KARG, FAA LID: ARG) is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) northeast of the central business district of Walnut Ridge, a city in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation facility.[2]

It is located on land which used to house both Marine Corps Air Facility Walnut Ridge and Walnut Ridge Air Force Station.

In 1964, The Beatles briefly stopped at this airport on the way to and from a retreat in Missouri. This visit inspired a monument, a plaza, and a music festival in Walnut Ridge.[3][4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport covers an area of 1,800 acres (730 ha) at an elevation of 279 feet (85 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways: 4/22 is 6,001 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface; 13/31 is 5,003 by 150 feet (1,525 x 46 m) with a concrete surface; 18/36 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) with a concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2008, the airport had 94,000 aircraft operations, an average of 257 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% military, and 1% air taxi. At that time there were 55 aircraft based at this airport: 62% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 27% jet and 2% helicopter.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ARG (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. ^ "Stopover of the Beatles". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Updated 21 August 2015.
  4. ^ Beatles at the Ridge (festival website)

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