Searchlight Airport

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Searchlight Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 1L3
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Serves Searchlight, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 3,413 ft / 1,040 m
Coordinates 35°26′40″N 114°54′34″W / 35.44444°N 114.90944°W / 35.44444; -114.90944Coordinates: 35°26′40″N 114°54′34″W / 35.44444°N 114.90944°W / 35.44444; -114.90944
Map
1L3 is located in Nevada
1L3
1L3
Location of airport in Nevada
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,040 1,536 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 300
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Searchlight Airport (FAA LID: 1L3) is a public use airport owned by the owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and located two nautical miles (4 km) south of Searchlight, in Clark County, Nevada, United States.[1] The airport is approximately 70 miles (110 km) south of Las Vegas.

History[edit]

The United States Air Force originally built the airstrip in the early 1950s, as an emergency alternate paved airstrip for Nellis Air Force Base.[2]

The airport was operated by Clark County Department of Aviation until 2006.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Searchlight Airport covers an area of 179 acres (72 ha) at an elevation of 3,413 feet (1,040 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,040 by 70 feet (1,536 x 21 m).[1] It offers no services and is uncontrolled, unmanned, and unlighted.[2] For the 12-month period ending January 31, 2011, the airport had 300 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 25 per month.[1]

Popular culture[edit]

Searchlight Airport was featured in the 2010 video game Fallout: New Vegas, as a minor location that could be visited by the player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 1L3 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Searchlight Airport". Clark County Department of Aviation. Archived from the original on February 24, 2004. Retrieved April 16, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Las Vegas community profile" (PDF). LasVegasNevada.gov. Archived from the original on March 15, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2007. 

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