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Rosecrans Memorial Airport
Rosecrans Airport TerminalThrough a commitment to serve and attract general aviation, commercial and military aircraft, the Rosecrans Memorial Airport contributes to meeting the needs of individuals, the general public, the armed forces, and the business community in which we serve. Through the efforts of the program, the airport can best provide an environment to further improve the economic climate of the airport and attract additional general aviation and commercial operations.

If your travels take you through the central part of the United States, you should take advantage of the flight to stop in at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. You will get dependable, courteous, and speedy service after landing on the 8,061-foot primary runway or 4,800-foot crosswinds strip.

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Airport Details

Rosecrans Memorial Airport is a large general aviation / military joint-use airport located 3 miles northwest of St. Joseph and 35 miles north of Kansas City. There are a variety of hotels within a 5- to 8-mile radius and rental cars can be obtained from the fixed base operator (FBO), Express Flight Inc. (EFI) or direct from the car companies. EFI also has a courtesy car available. Rosecrans Memorial Airport is open to the public 24/7, 365 days a year. Some specific details of the airport include:
  • Location: 3 miles NW of St. Joseph
  • Coordinates: N39-46.41; W094-54.41
  • Waypoint: STJ - 115.5 168° 11.3
  • Elevation: 827 mean sea level (MSL)
  • Pattern Altitudes: 1,800 MSL nonturbine aircraft; 2,300 MSL turbine aircraft
  • Runways: 17-35: 8,061 feet by 150 feet, concrete grooved; 13-31 4,797 feet by 75 feet, concrete and asphalt
  • Lights: When tower is closed, 126.9 (three clicks in five seconds, low intensity; five clicks in five seconds, medium intensity; seven clicks in five seconds, high intensity; beacon)
  • Approaches: ILS, LOC BC, VOR, NDB, VOR/DME RNAV
  • Communication Frequency: TWR 126.9 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day); GRD 121.9; APP Kansas City Center 124.7; UNICOM 122.95; CTAF 126.9; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • Weather Contacts: ATIS 125.05; FSS: Columbia 122.1R, 122.3
  • Charts: Kansas City; L6; L11
  • Taxis: All American Cab Company: 816-233-3333; The Cab Company: 816-233-3333
  • Rental Cars: Express Flight, Inc.: 816-233-3444; Enterprise: 816-233-9999
  • Restaurants: The Diner at Rosecrans: 816-364-2242
  • Lodgings: A variety of lodging within 5 to 8 miles
  • Notes: Military operations, agricultural operations
  • UNICOM Frequency: 122.95
  • Fuels: Phillips 100LL, Jet A
  • Radar: Full-service radar in operation during regular tower hours with PAR and ASR capability
  • Approach Control: STJ 120.35; STJ Tower Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, KCI 124.7 (after STJ tower hours)

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Contact Us
Abraham Forney
Aviation General Manager

Rosecrans Memorial Airport
100B NW Rosecrans Road
St. Joseph, MO 64503

Ph: 816-271-5374
Fx: 816-271-4887

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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