South St. Paul Municipal Airport

South St. Paul Municipal Airport (ICAO: KSGS, FAA LID: SGS), also known as Richard E. Fleming Field or simply Fleming Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) south of the central business district of South St. Paul, a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States.[1] It is named for Richard E. Fleming, a United States Marine Corps Naval Aviator during World War II who was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor. It is the only reliever airport for Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport that is not operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

South St. Paul Municipal Airport

Richard E. Fleming Field
South St. Paul Municipal Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of South St. Paul
ServesSouth St. Paul, Minnesota
Elevation AMSL820 ft / 250 m
SGS is located in Minnesota
Location of airport in Minnesota / United States
SGS is located in the United States
SGS (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 4,002 1,220 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2016)51,000
Based aircraft (2017)401

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, South St. Paul Municipal Airport is assigned SGS by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Fleming Field covers an area of 270 acres (110 ha) and contains one asphalt paved runway designated 16/34 which measures 4,002 x 100 ft (1,220 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2016, the airport had 51,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 140 per day. In January 2017, there were 401 aircraft based at this airport: 375 single-engine, 20 multi-engine and 6 helicopter.[1]


External linksEdit

  • South Saint Paul Fleming Field, official web site
  • "Minnesota Airport Directory: South St. Paul Municipal Airport" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-24. (324 KiB)
  • Resources for this airport: