Silver Springs Airport
|Silver Springs Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: KSPZ – FAA LID: SPZ|
|Operator||Silver Springs Airport, LLC|
|Serves||Silver Springs, Nevada|
|Elevation AMSL||4,269 ft / 1,301 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Silver Springs Airport (ICAO: KSPZ, FAA LID: SPZ, formerly B08) is a public use airport located 2 nmi (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) southwest of the central business district of Silver Springs, in Lyon County, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Lyon County and leased to Silver Springs Airport, LLC.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SPZ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned SPZ to Springdale Municipal Airport in Springdale, Arkansas).
Facilities and aircraft
Silver Springs Airport covers an area of 400 acres (160 ha) at an elevation of 4,269 ft (1,301 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,998 by 75 ft (1,828 by 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 30, 2007, the airport had 4,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 333 per month. At that time there were 14 aircraft based at this airport, 50% single-engine and 50% ultralight.
The airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces about 1942, and was known as Churchill Flight Strip. It was an emergency landing airfield for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II, and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA).
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.