Characteristics of JKA
Jack Edwards Airport is located approximately 2 miles north of the central business district of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The airport is situated on 838 acres of land bordered to the north by Cotton Creek Drive, to the west by Alabama Highway 59, and to the south by Waterway East. The field elevation is 16 feet MSL and the existing airport reference point (ARP) is latitude 30* 17’ 25.65” N, longitude 87* 40’ 18.40” W.
The Airport is currently served by two paved runways designated 9/27 and 17/35. Runway 9/27, the primary runway, is 6,962’ x 100’ with a 462 displaced threshold to Runway 9. Runway 17/35, the crosswind or secondary runway, is 3,599’ x 70’.
Jack Edwards National Airport is ranked 5th in aircraft operations per day in the State of Alabama.
JKA a total of 2,729,956’ of asphalt which is equal to 43.1 miles of 12’ roadway
Over 36,109 feet of fencing, equal to 6.84 miles, encompass JKA.
There are over 537 lights on the airport with over 52 airfield signs.