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Welcome to Booneville, AR. Town center is the intersection of State Highways 10 and 23. The airport (4M2) is three miles east of town on highway 10.  RV travelers, click here for information on the Booneville Municipal RV Park.

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In Memoriam:

Ira Fulton Jones Jr.
January 27, 1927 - May 6, 2014
70 Years an Aviator

The below feature story originally published on our site in December of 2011. It is with heavy heart that we present it here in memoriam of Booneville Airport's iconic aviator and friend Ira.  You shall be sorely missed.

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr

 

You Can Go Home Again - In Style

Ira Jones

                                                                             by Mike Wyrick
                           

Ira Jones bought his first airplane in 1946 at age 18. It was a brand new Luscombe 8A Silveraire, N1353K, construction number 4080, direct from the factory for the outrageous sum (then and now) of $2250. A family, a business career, three airplanes, and 65 years later in 2011, he decided he liked the Luscombe so well he bought another one, for a bit more than the original $2250.

Ira, 85 in January 2012, is the most experienced pilot at Booneville Municipal Airport (4M2), and is pictured above with both his old 1946 Luscombe 8A, N1353K and his new 1946 Luscombe 8A, NC2207K.

Ira started flying in 1943 at the age of 15. Inspired by the pilots of World War II, he enlisted as a cadet in the Army Air Corps. He entered the service as a ground crew member but toward the end of the war, the pilot training programs were closing down. Since military aviation would apparently not be in his future, he served as a chief clerk in a finance office in Berlin until the end of the war.

His son, Rusty, is also a pilot. The Luscombe 8A is an LSA class aircraft