Owyhee Airport

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Owyhee Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerShoshone-Paiute Tribes
ServesOwyhee, Nevada
Elevation AMSL5,377 ft / 1,639 m
Coordinates41°57′13″N 116°10′55″W / 41.95361°N 116.18194°W / 41.95361; -116.18194Coordinates: 41°57′13″N 116°10′55″W / 41.95361°N 116.18194°W / 41.95361; -116.18194
1ØU is located in Nevada
Location of airport in Nevada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 4,700 1,433 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations50

Owyhee Airport (FAA LID: 1ØU) is a public use airport located 4 nautical miles (4.6 mi; 7.4 km) west of the central business district of Owyhee, in Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1] It is owned by the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes[1] and is located within the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]


The airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces about 1942, and was known as Owyhee 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).[3][4]

Facilities and aircraft

Owyhee Airport covers an area of 135 acres (55 ha) at an elevation of 5,377 feet (1,639 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,700 by 60 feet (1,433 by 18 m).[1] For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, the airport had 50 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 4 per month.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Form 5010 for 10U PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  4. ^ 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.

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