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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, also known as Ryan Field, is a medium size, public use airport located four miles north of the central business district of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It's a mixed-use airport with commercial, transient, and local GA, air taxi and military aircraft operations. It has a parallel system of runways and a complex system of taxiways. View a printable document of the BTR information found on this Web page.


Know Before You Go

  • The runway configuration consists of parallel RWYS 4L/22R / 4R/22L and RWY 13/31.
  • The airport also has a complex system of taxiways.
  • As with most airports with parallel RWYS with staggered thresholds, wrong runway approaches and attempted landings are an ongoing issue.
  • RWY 4L/22R is nearly double the size of RWY 4R/22L and comes into view first to pilots approaching the airport.
  • Hot Spot 1 is a complex set of TWY Intersections, especially for aircraft landing on RWY 13 and exiting on TWY K. Pilots have become confused and have taxied onto an active runway.
  • Hot Spots 2 & 3 are similar in nature since they both involve the proximity of TWY E with RWY 13/31.  Aircraft exiting RWY 22L at TWY F and instructed to turn right on TWY E, failed to hold short of RWY 13/31 on TWY E.  
  • This problem exists from either direction at this spot on TWY E.
  • Hot Spot 4 involves aircraft landing on RWY 13 and instructed to exit on TWY E. Since RWY 4R/22L is similar in size as TWY E, many pilots have made the mistake of turning onto the RWY instead of the TWY.

Below find various BTR-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

BTR Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 225-354-2100
Open 0800L to 1600L – Monday through Friday

General Links

Here are some links to current FAA information.

Some Advisory Circulars for Reference 

Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2023