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Airport type  Public
Elevation AMSL  664 ft / 202 m
2,512  766
Elevation  202 m
Serves  St. James Township
Owner  Paul Welke
9/27  2,512
766  Asphalt
Phone  +1 231-448-2071
Welke Airport
Address  Beaver Island, MI 49782, USA
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Welke Airport (FAA LID: 6Y8) is a privately owned public use airport located on Beaver Island in Charlevoix County, Michigan, United States. Scheduled passenger service to Charlevoix Municipal Airport in Charlevoix, Michigan is provided by Island Airways.


As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 16,542 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 11,976 enplanements in 2009, and 13,558 in 2010. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non primary commercial service facility.

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Facilities and aircraft

Welke Airport covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 664 feet (202 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 9/27 is 2,512 by 30 feet (766 x 9 m) with an asphalt surface and 17/35 is 3,500 by 140 feet (1,067 x 43 m) with a turf surface.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2009, the airport had 23,450 aircraft operations, an average of 64 per day: 78% general aviation and 22% air taxi. At that time there were 12 aircraft based at this airport: 83% single-engine and 17% multi-engine.

Airline and destination

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service at this airport:

Accidents and incidents

  • On September 1, 1995, a pilot and his passenger sustained minor injurie after a Grumman AA-5, registration #N952BL, belonging to a small airline named Conrad Aero, crashed during go-around, attempting to land at Welke Airport. The airplane impacted terrain as it tried to land and was destroyed.
  • References

    Welke Airport Wikipedia

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