How to Visit Shade Tree Airport
Shade Tree Airport is a private airport. As such you must gain permission from the owner before visiting either by land or air. If you are a pilot you should be aware of the procedures involved with landing at a private airport. Before any flight operations at Shade Tree Airport will be allowed, you must first send us a signed landing agreement. If you would like to visit by ground transportation, get in touch with Danny or Janet. Contact information can be found on the contact page of our website.
|Lat/Lon||30-30-37.7000N / 089-08-50.1510W|
|30-30.628333N / 089-08.835850W|
|30.5104722 / -89.1472642|
|Elevation||113 ft. / 34 m (estimated)|
|From City||2 miles W of LYMAN, MS|
|Time Zone||UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Savings Time)|
|Airport Use:||Private use. Permission required prior to landing|
|Sectional Chart:||NEW ORLEANS|
|FSS:||GREENWOOD FLIGHT SERVICE STATION|
|ACTVT LIRL RY 17/35 - 122.9. Three S-L-O-W clicks.|
|WX ASOS at GPT (7 nm SE):||PHONE 228-867-9937|
|WX AWOS-3 at HSA (18 nm SW):||118.375 (228-466-9320)|
Nearby Radio Navigation Aids
|VOR radial/distance||VOR name||Freq||Var|
|HANCO||074/16.3||221||03E||AYI||.- -.-- ..|
|PICAYUNE||087/26.2||276||01E||MJD||-- .--- -..|
|FLORENVILLE||078/35.3||371||03E||FNA||..-. -. .-|
|SLIDELL||067/37.8||256||03E||DEF||-.. . ..-.|
|Dimensions:||2800 x 100 ft. / 853 x 30 m|
|Runway Edge Lights:||low intensity|
|RUNWAY 17||RUNWAY 35|
Airport Ownership and Management
|Owner:||Danny and Janet Miller|
|PO Box 2026|
|Gulfport, MX 39505|
Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 21
Single engine airplanes: 18
Some Ultralight activity on field.
There are no published instrument procedures at MS82. Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:
KGPT - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (7 nm SE)
KBIX - Keesler Air Force Base (13 nm SE)
KHSA - Stennis International Airport (18 nm SW)
KMJD - Picayune Municipal Airport (26 nm W)
KPQL - Trent Lott International Airport (32 nm E)
Shade Tree can be a bit tricky to find from the air, especially if you are approaching from the east or west as the runway is 17-35 and is hidden by the trees. You may find it a bit easier by using the Gulfport VORTAC and Picayune VOR. You may note on the chart below there is no frequency listed for Shade Tree. So, what's the frequency? Well, there is no tower, UNICOM or FSS at Shade Tree so, self announce on 122.9 when 10 miles out, before entering the pattern, in the pattern and once clear of the runway. When leaving begin announcing before taxi and before entering the runway and when leaving the area with altitude and direction of travel. Easy right?
If you find yourself in the area yet just can't find the airport, contact Gulfport Approach and they can help as they know exactly where Shade Tree Airport is and can vector you.
Visitors are generally welcome however, Shade Tree is a private airport and permission is required prior to landing.
Shade Tree's runway is 2,400 feet long with a 1,000 foot over run north of the runway. Although the over run can be used for takeoff it is not to be used for landing except for an over run to stop on when landing from the south on runway 35. When landing from the north attempt to touch down at the second set of markers on runway 17 (where the yellow arrow is pointing). During wet weather the area between the first and second set of markers tends to get a bit soft. Once you have landed you should taxi-back and exit the runway mid-field (as illustrated by the blue arrow). There is also a taxiway on the north end (across from the yellow arrow) that can be used to exit the runway by high wing aircraft such as a C-172 but larger aircraft or aircraft with wide landing gear might find it a bit tight. When you are ready to leave, enter the runway mid-field as there the runway has a slight crest. Entering the runway from either end should be avoided as the crest is high enough to obscure the opposite end and any aircraft that may be waiting to take-off.