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Fayetteville Drake Field has a single runway oriented 16/34 and a system of parallel and connecting taxiways which serve the runway and provide access to the Terminal and other facilities on the airport. The runway is 6,005 feet long and 100 feet wide with a grooved asphalt surface. It is equipped with Medium Intensity Runway Lighting System (MIRL) and an Omni-directional Approach Lighting System (ODALS). The pavement has a gross weight load bearing capacity of 70,000 pounds single wheel, 150,000 pounds dual wheel, and 175,000 pounds dual-tandem-wheel main landing gear configuration.

IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34 download
LOC-C **CHANGED** download
LDA/DME RWY 34 **CHANGED** download
VOR/DME-B download
VOR-A **CHANGED** download
Radar Approach Procedures available download
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply download

Departure Procedures
RAZORBACK ONE **CHANGED** download           
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply download

Air Traffic Control

The Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) serving Fayetteville Drake Field is a level 1 facility that is located on the northeast corner of the airport. The tower is operated by CI2 Aviation, Inc., a fully trained and FAA certified air traffic control contractor. All of the towers in Northwest Arkansas, except NWA Regional (XNA) are contract towers operated by CI2 Aviation. The tower operates from 6:00am until 10:00pm daily.

Approach Control is provided by Razorback Approach Control located in Fort Smith. The radar antennae used to track aircraft locally is positioned on the top of Wallen Mountain just east of the airport.


The Fayetteville Drake Field Terminal Building was built in 1980 and expanded in 1996. The lobby area was renovated in 2005 to accommodate the FBO and flight services provider. Additional renovations were made to accommodate a new Part 141 Pilot Training Center, two small retail spaces, and a restaurant. In addition to the City of Fayetteville's Flight Services desk, Pilot Lounge and Pilot's Flight Planning Center, these businesses and services are also located in the Terminal Building:

  • Airport Administration Offices 
  • Ross Executive Aviation Flight Training
  • SkyVenture Aviation Inc. Flight Training and Cessna Pilot Center
  • Ozark Cleaners Business Office
  • United States Postal Service Center
  • Lawson & Associates - Polygraph and Investigative Services 
  • Loomacres Wildlife Management Inc
  • NFlight Technologies


City of Fayetteville FBO: (479) 443-4343

Our highly trained and friendly staff provide customer service, aircraft parking, short and long-term hangaring, fueling and line service, catering, car rental, and hotel reservations for pilot and passengers in the main lobby of the Airport Terminal Building.  City of Fayetteville FBO is a DLA Contract Fueling Agent for the U.S. federal government.

SkyVenture Aviation: (479) 521-9400

SkyVenture Aviation Inc. operates a full-service FAA Part 141 approved Pilot Training School from their operation based in the Airport Terminal Building. SkyVenture is a Cessna Pilot Center which offers single and multi engine aircraft training, including instrument and instructor ratings. SkyVenture is a licensed Cessna Aircraft Dealership.

Ross Executive Aviation: (479) 973-2759

Ross Executive Aviation provides individualized pilot training from their offices in the Terminal Building. Ross Executive is owned and operated by Pat Ross, CFI. Mr. Ross conducts personalized, one-on-one pilot instruction in a variety of small aircraft. Mr. Ross is a licensed Aircraft Broker.

Aviation Maintenance Professionals: (479) 527-9661

Aviation Maintenance Professionals: AMP provides aircraft maintenance and repair services. They have five employees and can work on single, twin, reciprocating and turbine aircraft.

Wings Avionics Incorporated: (479) 587-0005

Wings Avionics: Wings provides avionics sales, installation and maintenance services. Their expert technicians perform annual FAA compliance inspections and IFR Certifications on a wide variety of aircraft. Customers have access to surplus parts and work quotes on-line, inside hangar protection of their aircraft and a loaner vehicle.

Flying Investments, LLC: (479) 251-7435

Flying Investments is a FAA certified Limited Repair Station and Aircraft Management Company whose customer, Jones Motorcars, offers joint ownership of its business jet aircraft.