Jackass Aeropark

Jackass Aeropark

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Jackass Aeropark was a public-use airport located in Amargosa Valley, Nevada. It was named after Jackass Flats, Nevada, where wild jackasses once gathered to graze on the Nevada Test Site.

History

The airfield was opened in 1949 as Lathrop Wells Airport with an unpaved runway. In 1957 the runway was and by 1959 the airport was closed. It reopened in 1964 as Jackass Aeropark with an unpaved runway built to the west of the former airstrip. The airport was owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. It was deactivated by the Federal Aviation Administration on May 18, 2004.

Facilities and aircraft

Jackass Aeropark resided an elevation of above mean sea level. It contained one runway designated 14/32 with a dirt surface measuring . The airport had an average of 50 aircraft operations per month: 83% transient general aviation, 17% local general aviation and <1% military aviation. A 2003 Nevada DOT airport diagram showed a taxiway and a apron with a hangar and 8 covered tie-downs.

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