Empire Airport (Nevada)

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Empire Airport
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Airport type Public
Owner U.S. Gypsum Company
Serves Empire, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 3,990 ft / 1,216 m
Coordinates 40°34′43″N 119°21′05″W / 40.57861°N 119.35139°W / 40.57861; -119.35139Coordinates: 40°34′43″N 119°21′05″W / 40.57861°N 119.35139°W / 40.57861; -119.35139
1A8 is located in Nevada
Location of airport in Nevada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 3,170 966 Dirt
18/36 3,770 1,149 Dirt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 150
Based aircraft 1

Empire Airport (FAA LID: 1A8) is a public use airport located at the northwest corner of the former town of Empire, in Washoe County, Nevada, United States.[1][2] It is owned by the US Bureau of Land Management, and leased to U.S. Gypsum Company.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Empire Airport covers an area of 75 acres (30 ha) at an elevation of 3,990 feet (1,216 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with dirt surfaces: 7/25 is 3,170 by 48 feet (966 x 15 m) and 18/36 is 3,770 by 42 feet (1,149 x 13 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2011, the airport had 150 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 12 per month. At that time there was one single-engine aircraft based at this airport.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for 1A8 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Empire Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 4, 2009. 

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