St. Louis Metro-East Airport

Shafer Field
Airport typePrivate-use
OwnerEdward B. Shafer
ServesSt. Jacob, Illinois
Elevation AMSL477 ft / 145 m
Coordinates38°43′58″N 089°48′24″W / 38.73278°N 89.80667°W / 38.73278; -89.80667
IL48 is located in Illinois
Location of airport in Illinois
IL48 is located in the United States
IL48 (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 2,662 811 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft operations52,000
Based aircraft42

St. Louis Metro-East Airport (FAA LID: IL48), also known as Shafer Field, is a private use airport located two miles (3 km) north of the central business district of St. Jacob, in Madison County, Illinois, United States. It is privately owned by Edward B. Shafer.[1]

Facilities and aircraft

St. Louis Metro-East Airport covers an area of 29 acres (12 ha) and contains one runway designated 13/31 with a 2,662 x 50 ft (811 x 15 m) asphalt surface.

For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2018, the airport had 52,000 aircraft operations, an average of 142 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 2 aircraft based at this airport: 1 glider and 1 ultralight.[1][2]

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for 3K6 PDF, effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ "AirNav: IL48 - St Louis Metro-East Airport/Shafer Field". Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  3. ^ "One dead, another critically in metro-east plane crash". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2022-07-20.