Silver Springs Airport

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Silver Springs Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerLyon County
OperatorSilver Springs Airport, LLC
ServesSilver Springs, Nevada
Elevation AMSL4,265.2 ft / 1,301 m
Coordinates39°24′11″N 119°15′04″W / 39.40306°N 119.25111°W / 39.40306; -119.25111
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,001 1,828 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations4,000
Based aircraft14

Silver Springs Airport (ICAO: KSPZ, FAA LID: SPZ, formerly B08) is two miles southwest of Silver Springs, in Lyon County, Nevada.[1] It is owned by Lyon County[1] and leased to Silver Springs Airport, LLC.[2]

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is SPZ to the FAA[1] and has no IATA code[3] (IATA 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 training flights. It closed after World War II, and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA).


Silver Springs Airport covers 400 acres (160 ha) at an elevation of 4,269 ft (1,301 m). Its single runway, 6/24, is 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. 14 aircraft were based at this airport, 50% single-engine and 50% ultralight.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Form 5010 for SPZ PDF, effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ Silver Springs Airport, LLC
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KSPZ - Silver Springs, Nevada
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: SPZ / KASG - Springdale, Arkansas
  5. ^ "Silver Springs Airport growing with Lyon County". Nevada Appeal. October 19, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2017.

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