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Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Alpine
ServesAlpine, Texas
Elevation1376 m (4515 ft)
Aircraft operations9350
Based aircraft32

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Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) northwest of the central business district of Alpine, a city in Brewster County, Texas, United States. It supports two small runways, and is not meant for large commercial planes. Alpine-Casparis is the only airport in Brewster County, and provides air services to most of the area.

The airport provides Alpine with a modest sum of money. Being the only airport in the general area, and very close to the largest city in the county, makes it an adequate stop for small commercial or private aircraft. It is not uncommon for the airport's three hangars to be full during the summer, when air travel in the area is at its highest. Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport earns the city about $908,000 a year. The airport provides 17 jobs to the city, and has an average of 2100 patrons annually. The airport itself is used for recreational flying, flight training, small cargo shipping, refuelling stops, and medical flights.

On July 4, 2010, a twin-engine Cessna 421 employed by O’Hara Flying Service II LP of Amarillo as an air ambulance, was en route to Midland, Texas when it crashed in a field one mile (1.6 km) east of Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, killing all 5 on board.

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