Silver Springs Airport

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Silver Springs Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Lyon County
Operator Silver Springs Airport, LLC
Serves Silver Springs, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 4,269 ft / 1,301 m
Coordinates 39°24′11″N 119°15′04″W / 39.40306°N 119.25111°W / 39.40306; -119.25111
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 5,998 1,828 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 4,000
Based aircraft 14

Silver Springs Airport (ICAO: KSPZFAA 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.[1] It is owned by Lyon County[1] and leased to Silver Springs Airport, LLC.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SPZ by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned SPZ to Springdale Municipal Airport in Springdale, Arkansas).[4]


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).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,998 by 75 ft (1,828 by 23 m).[1]

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.[1]

The airport started improvements in 2016, including jet fuel support.[5]


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