J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport
The J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport is located 3 miles west of De Queen, Ark, on U.S. Hwy. 70. The airport is named in honor of J. Lynn Helms, a Sevier County native who served as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration from 1981 to 1984 during the Ronald Reagan administration.
The airport is owned by Sevier County and is administered by a volunteer board. The asphalt runway is 75 feet wide and 5,001 feet long, making it one of the larger runways in southwest Arkansas. Currently there are 2 non-precision approaches, NDB and GPS. Both are for runway 8. It is open for public use and fuel is available on a self-serve basis with a major credit card.
A parallel taxiway is complete on the west end of the airport. Construction is underway for a parallel taxiway on the east end.
A pilot’s lounge offers travelers accommodations for short stays with refreshments and Internet access. A courtesy car is available for four hours, with prior arrangements. Call 870-584-3445 to arrange for coutesy car.
Here are some specifications about the Sevier County Airport.
FAA Identifier: DEQ
Lat/Long 34-02-49.2000N / 094-23-57.7000W
34-02.820000N / 094-23.961667W
34.0470000 / 94.3993611 (estimated)
Elevation 355 ft. / 108.2 m (surveyed)
Variation 04E (2000)
From city: 3 miles west of De Queen
Time Zone: UTC -5 (UTC) -6 during Standard time)
Zip Code: 71832
WX-ASOS: 134.075 (870-642-7829)
APPROACH AND DEPARTURE SERVICE PROVIDED BY FORT WORTH ARTCC ON FREQS 123.925/269.475 (TEXARKANA RCAG)
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Fuel available 24 hours a day. Self-serve with major credit card.