An airport at Mena was the dream of interested pilots and hobby flyers in the 1930's. A rough flying field was started on the McBride property south of town in the early 40's. In 1942, Hartzell Geyer built the first hangar and opened a small flying school.  In 1946, serious construction began as the Civil Aeronautics Commission (now the FAA) chose the site as an emergency landing strip for commercial aircraft.  The chosen site would be located  the approximate midway point between Fort Smith and Texarkana making it a desirable place approximately 100 miles from those airports.  Mayor Albert Middleton requested the property under Eminent Domain from the McBride estate.

In the early years, the grass field was maintained by an agreement with a farmer who mowed and bailed the runway for the hay; a tradition that remains today.  After development of the airstrip, several businesses began to service aircraft at the remote but centrally located airport.  Popularity of the airport has continued to grow through the years.

Today, Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport is a city owned, general aviation airport in west Arkansas.  Located 2 miles from the city center, the airport occupies 1,079 acres.  Most of this land is available for commercial lease.  The lands currently under lease provide the funds for the operations at the airport, allowing the airport to operate without financial burden on the City of Mena and the local taxpayers.  In fact, the airport provides approximately $2000 worth of economic benefit for every resident in Polk County annually to the local marketplace according to the Arkansas State Aviation System Plan.
     


PILOT INFORMATION
 
FAA Information
Effective: 2011-08-25
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Airport Identifier:
MEZ

Longitude/Latitude:
094-12-09.5000W/34-32-
43.4000N-94.202639/
34.545389 (Estimated)

Elevation:
1080 ft/329.18m (Surveyed)

From nearest city:
2 nautical miles SE of Mena

Location:
Polk County, AR
CTAF/UNICOMM
122.8

AWOS - 3PT
118.025

VORTAC
PGO 113.5
Channel 82

Memphis Center (ZME)
126.1 269.0

Magnetic Variation:
03E (2005)

 
 
 

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 RECENT NEWS
  • Mena Airport Users - Your Input is Requested -
    An Airport Master Plan Update is underway at MEZ to examine demand and  evaluate development needs.

    A meeting will be held with Airport Users:
    NOVEMBER 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM
    MENA AVIATION COMPLEX (MAC)
    MENA AIRPORT AT 210 HIGHWAY 980

    If you are unable to attend, please CLICK HERE for more information or CLICK HERE to complete our online survey.
  • We Have a New Airport Manager! - We are pleased to announce that as of Feb 1, 2013 Will Robbins has taken over as the manager of Mena Intermountain Airport.

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