Lewis County Airport  0M3    Hohenwald, Tennessee 
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931-628-9270                    Airport Manager (Cell)

931-796-3378                    Lewis County Mayor's Office

931-796-3448                    Airport Telephone (Unattended)

Operating Hours:

  Daily 08:00 - 16:30 

Contact the Manager for assistance at 931.628.9270.

Facilities Services:

  Self-Service Fuel (100LL only)

  Flight Planning Computer with High Speed Internet and WiFi Access

Restrooms and Waiting Area

  Drink Machine & Honor System Snacks

  Limited Aircraft Tie-Downs and Temporary Overnight Hangar Space

Airport History

The Lewis county airport was developed in the early 1950's.  A 2,300 foot grass runway was completed in 1952 and the field was approved and licensed in May 1953.  The airport was named John A. Baker field in honor of a Tennessee Bureau of Aeronautics airport inspector who had helped the county design and secure financing for the airfield.  Baker, the brother-in-law of Lewis County State Representative E. M. Adcox, drowned in a boating accident shortly after work on the airport began.

In 1968 the runway was extended to 3,000 feet.  It was paved and lighted in 1971.  Improvements during the 1980's included a runway extension to 4,000 feet, and the construction of a large hangar with lean-to shop, office and lobby space. During the 2000's, the runway lights and rotating beacon were replaced, a self-serve fuel system was installed, a courtesy car was made available for visitors and additional hangars were constructed.

Airport Development Needed for a more Competitive Lewis County

Lewis county can benefit greatly from a more modern airport capable of serving the needs of general aviation users.  Providing greater access to our community encourages business expansion to Lewis county.

At this time no funding is budgeted for any full or part time airport employee.  The duties of manager are performed through volunteer services. Our volunteer manager and others help the county keep the airport in compliance with state public airport licensing requirements.

Funding for our airport comes primarily from the state Aeronautics Division who provide mostly ninety percent grants to the counties ten percent match for all major projects.  State funding comes from the tax collected on aviation fuel sales state wide.  Additionally the state Aeronautics Division provides a 50/50 match for annual maintenance cost to aid in airport up-keep.

Airport improvement continues to be a leading priority for communities around the country.  Access by air has become a critical competitive issue for job creation and growth. 
Expansion and improvements.

Lengthen Runway to 5000'. (Most insurers require this for business aircraft)

Relocate aircraft parking area, terminal building and fuel tanks. 

Construct parallel taxiway for safer ground operations and construct aircraft hangar units to attract more aircraft and revenue to support airport operations.

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