Winnemucca Municipal Airport

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Winnemucca Municipal Airport (Franklin Field)
2008-07-12 Winnemucca Airport entrance sign at the end of Nevada State Route 796.jpg
Airport entrance
Airport typePublic
ServesWinnemucca, Nevada
LocationHumboldt County, Nevada
Elevation AMSL4,308 ft / 1,313 m
Coordinates40°53′48″N 117°48′21″W / 40.89667°N 117.80583°W / 40.89667; -117.80583Coordinates: 40°53′48″N 117°48′21″W / 40.89667°N 117.80583°W / 40.89667; -117.80583
Winnemucca airport diagram.JPG
WMC is located in Nevada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
2/20 4,800 1,463 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 25 8 Concrete
H2 25 8 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations25,575
Based aircraft34

Winnemucca Municipal Airport (IATA: WMC[2], ICAO: KWMC, FAA LID: WMC) is six miles southwest of Winnemucca, in Humboldt County, Nevada.[1] The airport was renamed Franklin Field on April 20, 2019, in honor of Lt. Col. Irl “Leon” Franklin, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and combat pilot who earned the Silver Star for his lead role in Operation Ivory Coast.

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


The airport covers 968 acres (392 ha) at an elevation of 4,308 feet (1,313 m). It has two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 7,000 by 100 feet (2,134 x 30 m) and 2/20 is 4,800 by 75 feet (1,463 x 23 m). It has two concrete helipads (H1 and H2) each 25 by 25 feet (8 x 8 m).[1]

In the year ending June 30, 2012 the airport had 25,575 aircraft operations, average 70 per day: 94% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and <1% military. 34 aircraft were then based at this airport: 94% single-engine and 6% multi-engine.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for WMC PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (WMC: Winnemucca)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 14, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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