Business View Magazine | June 2020

46 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2020 AT A GLANCE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS AIRPORT WHAT: Public general aviation airport WHERE: Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri WEBSITE: T he Spirit of St. Louis Airport is a public, general aviation airport located 17 miles west of the central business district of St. Louis, Missouri near the city of Chesterfield. Owned by St. Louis County, this thriving aviation hub (affectionately known simply as ‘Spirit’) has been the Business Aviation Center of the Midwest for more than 50 years and is named after the famous “Spirit of St. Louis” aircraft; the custom-built, single-engine, single-seat, high-wing monoplane flown by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927 on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. Ideally situated at the heart of the region’s westward expansion and growth, Spirit of St. Louis Airport provides immediate access to the business and financial corridors of the metropolitan St. Louis area. Over 3,000 people are employed by more than 150 businesses at the airport, which is touted as “an excellent location for your company’s operation.” Spirit provides the environment and physical assets necessary to meet and