Shelby County Airport

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Shelby County Airport (airport codes EET/KEET) is a public airport located on a 125-acre site parallel to I-65 approximately 4 miles southeast of Alabaster in Shelby County. The airport's lone runway (designated by headings 15/33) is 5,000 feet long by 75 feet wide, surfaced with asphalt.

Shelby Air is the airport's full-service fixed base operator (FBO).

Since 1992, the Shelby County Airport has been the home of the Weather Forecast Office Birmingham of the National Weather Service. The service leases a 3-acre site on the airport property across the interstate from its Birmingham Doppler radar site.

In February 2005, Senator Richard Shelby announced $547,000 in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program for runway improvements at Shelby County Airport, including the runway's extension from 4,411 to 5,000 feet.

In September 2006, a fatal airplane crash claimed three lives during the Birmingham Aero Club's Wings and Wheels Air Show.

The airport suffered damage on June 11, 2012 during strong thunderstorms. The main terminal's doors were blown away, two six-bay airplane hangers were destroyed and three more were damaged. No injuries were reported.

On June 9, 2012 gusty winds contributed to a non-fatal crash when a Cessna 150H was blown into a tree to the side of the runway during landing.

References

External links

  • Shelby County Airport official website
  • Wagner, Neal (June 12, 2012) "Storm causes 'major damage' at airport". Shelby Reporter