Desert Rock Airport

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Desert Rock Airport
Summary
Airport type United States Department of Energy/Nevada
Operator Mercury, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 3,314 ft / 1,010 m
Coordinates 36°37′10″N 116°01′58″W / 36.61944°N 116.03278°W / 36.61944; -116.03278Coordinates: 36°37′10″N 116°01′58″W / 36.61944°N 116.03278°W / 36.61944; -116.03278
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 7,515 2,291 concrete

Desert Rock Airport is a private-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Mercury, in Nye County, Nevada, United States.[1] The airport is located on the Nevada Test Site and is owned by the United States Department of Energy.

History

The airfield is located on the site of the former Camp Desert Rock, a US Army facility.

Facilities

Desert Rock Airport covers 100 acres (40 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 2/20: 7515 x 100 ft (2291 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt [2]

References

  1. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for NV65 (Form 5010 PDF)
  2. ^ aerofiles

External links

  • Aviation weather for NV65
  • AirNav entry for NV65


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