Dauphin Island Airport

Jeremiah Denton Airport
Dauphin Island Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 23 June 2006
Airport typePublic
OwnerMobile County
ServesDauphin Island, Alabama
Elevation AMSL5 ft / 2 m
Coordinates30°15′38″N 088°07′39″W / 30.26056°N 88.12750°W / 30.26056; -88.12750
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations (2015)3,650
Based Aircraft0

Jeremiah Denton Airport (FAA LID: 4R9), formerly Dauphin Island Airport, is a county-owned public-use airport in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is just northwest of the central business district of Dauphin Island,[1] a town located on a barrier island. The airport is on Mobile Bay, west of the Aloe Bay Channel.[2]

This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015[3] and 2009–2013,[4] both of which categorized it as a general aviation facility. In 2017 the airfield was closed for a time to test Navy drone operations. [5]

Facilities and aircraft[]

Dauphin Island Airport covers an area of 22 acres (9 ha) at an elevation of 5 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 80 feet (914 x 24 m). For the 12-month period ending May 18, 2010, the airport had 3,650 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 10 per day.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 4R9 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "About the Island: Dauphin Island Airport". Dauphin Island Property. Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27.
  4. ^ "2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB)" (PDF). 2009–2013 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 15 October 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-06.
  5. ^ https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2017/03/navy_to_use_dauphin_island_air.html

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