Searchlight Airport

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Searchlight Airport
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
1L3 is located in Nevada
Location of airport in Nevada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,040 1,536 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 300

Searchlight Airport (FAA LID: 1L3) is a public use airport 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.


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]


  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). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 15, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2007. 

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