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Charles W. Baker Airport

Charles W. Baker Airport
Charles W. Baker from above
IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 2M8
Airport type Public
Owner Memphis - Shelby County Airport Authority
Serves Millington, TN
Location Shelby County, TN
Elevation AMSL 247 ft / 75.3 m
Coordinates 35°16′44.31″N 89°55′53.31″W / 35.278975°N 89.931475°W / 35.278975; -89.931475Coordinates: 35°16′44.31″N 89°55′53.31″W / 35.278975°N 89.931475°W / 35.278975; -89.931475
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,500 1,066.8 Asphalt
18U/36U 1,600 487.7 Asphalt
Statistics (1997)
Operations 39,600
Based Aircraft 110
Source: FAA

Charles W. Baker Airport (FAA LID: 2M8) is a civil, publicly-owned airport. It is located four miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Millington, TN, a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. It is only 10 miles (16km) from downtown Memphis, TN. It is owned and operated by Memphis - Shelby County Airport Authority. It also immediately adjacent to Memphis Motorsports Park.


Charles W. Baker Airport opened in 1949, and has also been known in the past as "Shelby County Airport". <>

Facilities and aircraft

Charles W. Baker Airport is on a 259-acre (1.05 km) plot of land. It has an asphalt runway 18/36 that is 3,500 x 75 feet (1,066.8 x 28.7 meters)and handles up to 25,000 lb (11,000 kg). It has an additional asphalt runway 18U/36U designed solely for ultra-light aircraft that is 1,600 x 75 feet (487.7 x 28.7 m).

Charles W. Baker airport offers 100LL and JetA fuels from its FBO. Charles W Baker has a terminal that includes a pilot's lounge and a meeting room. The FBO also provides access to car rental via Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Airlines and destinations

Shelby Charters is based out of Charles W Baker airport. They transport both passengers and cargo on demand. They have two Beech 55’s and a Cessna C-401A.

Other traffic includes ultra-light aircraft and general aviation aircraft.

No regular service operates to or from Charles W. Baker Airport.

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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:2008-09-25
Airport Identifier:2M8
Airport Status:Operational
-89.931476/35.278976 (Estimated)
Elevation:247 ft / 75.29 m (Surveyed)
Land:259 acres
From nearest city:4 nautical miles SW of Millington, TN
Location:Shelby County, TN
Magnetic Variation:02E (1985)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:Memphis Shelby Co Arpt Auth
Address:Po Box 30168
Memphis, TN 38130
Phone number:901-922-8000
Manager:Walter Cathey
Address:3870 Fite Road
Millington, TN 38053
Phone number:901-873-1768

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:Open to public
Wind indicator:Yes
Segmented Circle:Yes
Control Tower:No
Lighting Schedule:DUSK-DAWN
Beacon Color:Clear-Green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee charge:No
Sectional chart:Memphis
Region:ASO - Southern
Boundary ARTCC:ZME - Memphis
Tie-in FSS:MKL - Jackson
FSS on Airport:No
FSS Toll Free:1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility:MKL (NOTAM-d service avaliable)
Federal Agreements:NGPY

Airport Communications


Airport Services

Fuel available:100LL
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
Power Plant Repair:MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:NONE

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimension:3500 x 75 ft / 1066.8 x 22.9 m
Surface:ASPH, Fair Condition
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 25000 lbs.
Edge Lights:Medium

Runway 18

Runway 36

Elevation:247.00 ft242.00 ft
Traffic Pattern:LeftRight
Markings:Basic, Fair ConditionBasic, Fair Condition
Crossing Height:40.00 ft40.00 ft
VASI:2-light PAPI on left side2-light PAPI on left side
Visual Glide Angle:4.00°4.00°
Runway End Identifier:YesYes
Centerline Lights:NoNo
Touchdown Lights:NoNo
Obstruction:117 ft tree, 2500.0 ft from runway, 70 ft left of centerline, 19:1 slope to clear85 ft tree, 1000.0 ft from runway, 212 ft left of centerline, 9:1 slope to clear

Runway 18U/36U

Dimension:1600 x 75 ft / 487.7 x 22.9 m
Surface:ASPH, Fair Condition
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 4000 lbs.

Runway 18U

Runway 36U

Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft
Markings:Nonstandard, Poor Condition
Nonstandard, Poor Condition
Runway End Identifier:NoNo
Centerline Lights:NoNo
Touchdown Lights:NoNo
Obstruction:30 ft tree, 475.0 ft from runway, 87 ft right of centerline, 9:1 slope to clear96 ft trees, 1500.0 ft from runway, 217 ft left of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear

Radio Navigation Aids

ID Type Name Ch Freq Var Dist
SPQNDBSpain414.0004E7.5 nm
MENDBElvis287.0001E14.8 nm
AWMNDBWest Memphis362.0001E17.0 nm
OLVNDBOlive Branch275.0001E19.3 nm
COONDBCovington326.0002E25.2 nm
BPWNDBOsceola239.0002E25.2 nm
FYENDBSomerville255.0000E26.8 nm
MXANDBManila282.0001E38.4 nm
IUINDBHicks350.0001E39.9 nm
BAVNDBHardeman404.0001E43.8 nm
FCYNDBForrest City332.0001E46.1 nm
GOJVORGosnell111.8001E40.4 nm
GQEVOR/DMEGilmore077X113.0004E27.1 nm
JBRVOR/DMEJonesboro023X108.6002E48.1 nm
MEMVORTACMemphis122X117.5001E16.1 nm
HLIVORTACHolly Springs071X112.4003E37.3 nm
MEMVOTMemphis Metropolitn111.0014.0 nm


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General Info
Country United States
Latitude 35-16-44.313N
Longitude 089-55-53.314W
Elevation 247 feet

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