Location Information for Acadiana Regional Airport – KARA

Coordinates:  N30°2.27′ / W91°53.03′
Location: Located 04 miles NW of New Iberia, Louisiana on 2328 acres of land. View all Airports in Louisiana.
Surveyed Elevation: 24 feet MSL
Magnetic Variation: from 2020 is 0° West

Operations Data

Airport Use: Open to the public
Activation Date: February 1944
Status: Operational
Control Tower: Yes
Seg-Circle: Yes
Beacon: Clear-Green
(Lighted Land Airport)
Wind Indicator: Yes, Lighted
Lighting Schedule: SEE RMK
A.R.T.C.C.: HOUSTON
F.S.S.: DE RIDDER
NOTAMs Facility: ARA (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart: HOUSTON
ARFF Cert: IV A U 05/1975
PPR FOR MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS CALL AMGR 337-365-7202.
Airspace Analysis: NO OBJECTION
Attendance: ALL/ALL/0700-2100

Airport Communications

ASOS: 133.325 Tel. 337-365-0128
ACADIANA TOWER: 125.0 239.3
ACADIANA GROUND: 121.7
LAFAYETTE APPROACH: 121.1 268.7
LAFAYETTE DEPARTURE: 121.1 268.7
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.7 118.05
EMERG: 121.5
UNICOM: 122.950
CTAF: 125.000
AWOS-3 at IYA (11.0 W): 118.875 337-892-0526
ATIS at LFT (11.4 NW): 134.05
ASOS at LFT (11.4 NW): 134.05 (337)262-2757
Remarks: APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY HOUSTON ARTCC ON FREQS 126.35/338.25 (LAFAYETTE RCAG) WHEN LAFAYETTE APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby Navigation Aids

ID Name Freq Radial Range
VOT LFT LAFAYETTE 109.80 145° 10.9
VOD LLA WHITE LAKE 110.40 044° 34.0
VOT LSU FIGHTING TIGER 116.50 223° 40.7
VOD TBD TIBBY 112.00 290° 59.4
VOD AR ACADI 269 167° 5.0
VOD BNZ ABBEVILLE 230 276° 12.5
VOD LF LAFFS 375 355° 15.1
VOD FWX NEW ROADS 356 029° 41.1

Runway 17 / Runway 35

Runway 17 Runway 35
Dimensions: 8002 x 200 feet/ 2439 x 61 meters
Surface: Concrete / Grooved in Good Condition
Weight Limits: 39 /R/B/W/T, D-105, ST-163, DT-400
Edge Lighting: High Intensity
Coordinates: N30°2.91′ / W91°53.20′ N30°1.62′ / W91°52.87′
Elevation 24.0 18.8
Gradient: 0.1 0.1
Traffic Pattern: Left Right
Runway Heading: 168° Magnetic, 168° True 348° Magnetic, 348° True
Declared Distances:  TORA:8002
TODA:8002
ASDA:8002
LDA:8002
TORA:8002
TODA:8002
ASDA:8002
LDA:8002
Markings: Precision Instrument in good condition. Precision Instrument in good condition.
Glide Slope Indicator P4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle) P4L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
Approach Lights: ODALS Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System MALSR 1,400 Foot Medium-intensity Approach Lighting System with runway alighment indicator lights.
Obstacles: 58 ft Trees 861 ft from runway, 164 ft right of center 68 ft Trees 607 ft from runway, 109 ft left of center
APCH SLOPE 17:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.

Runway 17W / Runway 35W

Runway 17W Runway 35W
Dimensions: 5000 x 150 feet / 1524 x 46 meters
Surface: Concrete / Grooved in Good Condition
Weight Limits: 39 /R/B/W/T, D-105, ST-163, DT-400
Edge Lighting: Medium Intensity
SEAWAY EDGE LGTS GREEN; THLD LGTS AMBER.
Coordinates: N30°2.54′ / W91°53.36′ N30°1.74′ / W91°53.16′
Elevation 20.3 20.2
Traffic Pattern: Right Left
Runway Heading: 168° Magnetic, 168° True 348° Magnetic, 348° True
Declared Distances: TORA:5000
TODA:5000
ASDA:5000
LDA:5000
TORA:5000
TODA:5000
ASDA:5000
LDA:5000
Markings: Non-Standard Non-Standard

Services Available

Fuel: 100LL (blue), Jet-A

FOR FUEL AFT HRS CALL 337-367-1401 FAX 337-367-1404.
Transient Storage: Hangars, Tiedowns
Airframe Repair: MINOR
Engine Repair: MINOR
Bottled Oxygen: LOW
Bulk Oxygen: NONE
Other Services: AIR FREIGHT SERVICES,CARGO HANDLING SERVICES,PILOT INSTRUCTION

Ownership Information

Ownership: Publicly owned
Owner: Iberia Parish Government
300 Iberia St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
337-365-8246
Manager: Mike Tarantino *Interim
1404 HANGAR DR.
NEW IBERIA, LA 70560
337-365-7202

Operational Statistics

Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field: 19
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field: 6
Jet Aircraft Based on Field: 1
Helicopters Based on Field: 13
Military Aircraft Based on Field: none
Gliders Based on Field: none
Ultralights Based on Field: none
Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2016-12-31
Annual Commercial Operations: 9
Annual Commuter Operations: none
Annual Air Taxi Operations: 183
Annual Military Operations: 169
Annual GA Local Operations: 2219
Annual GA Itinerant Operations: 735

Other Remarks

THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
ROTOR WING MOVEMENT AND LANDING AREA BETWEEN THE RY AND SEAWAY
INTENSIVE HELO TRAINING
SEAPLANE LNDG AREA (WATER CHANNEL) WEST OF & ADJACENT/PARALLEL TO RY
BIRD ACTIVITY ON & INVOF ARPT
COMPASS ROSE NOT AVBL
DUSK-DAWN. WHEN ATCT CLSD HIRL RY 17/35 PRESET LOW INTST; TO INCR INTST & ACTVT MALSR RY 35 – CTAF. ACTVT SEAWAY EDGE LGTS RY 17W/35W – 122.7 3 CLICKS ON 7 CLICKS OFF

Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts

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KARA Airport Diagram

VFR Chart of KARA

IFR Chart of KARA

Satellite View of KARA

  • Location: 30 02′, 15.93”N 91 53′, 02.03”W
  • Field Elevation: 24 feet
  • Air Traffic Control Tower Services: 6am – 9pm, 7 days a week
  • Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Services: 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. M-F;
  • After hours and weekends with P.P.R.
  • FBO: Pelican Aviation (337) 367-1401
  • Approach and Departure Lafayette: (121.1) CTAF (125.0)
  • FSS: DeRidder 1-800-992-7433
  • Communications:
    • 125.0 MHZ Tower
    • 121.7 MHZ Ground
    • 267.2 MHZ Military Assigned UHF
  • Approaches Available:
    • ILS
    • VOR
    • DME
    • NDB
    • GPS
    • TACAN
  • Runway: 16/34, 8,002’/200′
    • Concrete surface
    • Excellent condition
    • Precision instrument approaches
  • Lights:
    • HIRL
    • MALS/RAIL
    • REIL
  • Taxiway lighting complete with edge lights and guidance signs.
  • Approach lights: key transmitter 3-low, 5-medium, 7-high.
  • Seaway:
    • 16W/34W
    • 5,000’/150/
    • Fresh water
    • Lights
      • MIRL on 122.7 MHZ
      • Key transmitter 3 times
KARA Airport Diagram

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VFR Chart of KARA

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