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St. Elmo Airport
St Elmo Army Auxiliary Airfield
St. Elmo Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 2R5
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alabama
Serves St. Elmo, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 132 ft / 40 m
Coordinates 30°30′07″N 088°16′30″W / 30.50194°N 88.275°W / 30.50194; -88.275
USA Alabama location map
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Location of St. Elmo Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 3,998 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 20,400
Based aircraft 31
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

St. Elmo Airport (FAA Location identifier: 2R5) is a state-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) west of the central business district of St. Elmo, in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

St. Elmo Airport covers an area of 733 acres (297 ha) at an elevation of 132 feet (40 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,998 by 80 feet (1,219 x 24 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 18, 2010, the airport had 20,400 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 55 per day. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 71% single-engine, 7% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 16% ultralight.[1]

World War IIEdit

During World War II, the airport was used as an auxiliary airfield for the Army contract flying school at Bates Army Airfield in Mobile. The contract flying school operated between 1942 and 1944.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 . Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.

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