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Lake County Airport (Colorado)

Lake County Airport (Colorado)
USGS aerial image, 12 October 1999
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty Commissioner of Lake County
ServesLeadville, Colorado
Elevation3026 m (9927 ft)
Aircraft operations10000
Based aircraft11

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Lake County Airport , also known as Leadville Airport, is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district of Leadville, a city in Lake County, Colorado, United States.According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009 2013, it is categorized as a general aviation airport.

At an elevation of 9,927 ft (3,026 m) above mean sea level the airport claims the distinction of being North America's highest. Pilots receive a free certificate commemorating their landing upon a successful landing. Aircraft performance deteriorates rapidly with altitude, so many organizations use the Leadville Airport as a base for high altitude performance testing.

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