McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport(KMKL)
Short History of KMKL
Mckellar-Sipes Regional Airport was established by the U.S. Government in 1941 as a military aviation training center and was given to the City of Jackson and Madison County after WWII for civilian use. Over the years additional land has been purchased, now totaling more than 800 acres. The KMKL Airport Management has been awarded the Excellence Award for year 2014, as the best managed and operated airport in the state of Tennessee.
With availability of all modern world training facility, state of the art like new airport and most professional airport staff members and very friendly community, the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport is conveniently located in Jackson, Tennessee and services general aviation air traffic in and out of Southwest Tennessee. We are located just 45 minutes from Memphis and 20 minutes from the beautiful Tennessee River and from four Beech River watershed lakes and breath taking recreational parks.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Mr. Steve Smith & Deputy Director Ms. Cindy Melton, the airport has gained momentum that is now the part of the community progress and development. The main terminal consists of a 9,000 SQ FT of FBO &terminal building, 10,000 square foot maintenance hangar, and many hanger units that services business, corporate and personal aircraft.
The McKellar-Sipes Airport has 2 lighted runway and taxiway along with modern navigational aids (VOR, ILS, GPS Approach, NDB, LOC). It is one of only six general aviation airports in Tennessee that have greater then 6,000 feet of runways. A full-length, parallel taxiway was also included in the design for increased safety, is just another modern world future of this constructed state of the art airport, which is now home for Aero Academy International and it’s students and business partners.
Aero Academy International is located in the State of Tennessee’s, City of Jacksonwith state of the art office/class room space for the comfort of our students, with pilot relaxing room, briefing rooms and 8000 sqft of hanger space. All our students are welcomed at Aero Academy International, with the facility and airport tour and introduction to all staff member and executive team of our corporation.