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Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport

 

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Alpine, Texas is a mesmeric city nestled in the Davis Mountains, approximately 200 miles east of El Paso. Often called the "Hub of the Big Bend," Alpine is a favorite stopover for tourists visiting nearby Big Bend National Park, the Davis Mountains and the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. The city supports three museums that primarily focus on geology of the Big Bend and lifestyles of the local ranching community.

Sul Ross State University has a stately campus situated on a hill overlooking Alpine. Named for former Texas governor, civil war hero and patriot Lawrence Sullivan Ross, it serves a 19-county area in far West Texas.

Due to the city's remote location, Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport (E38) plays an important role in supporting the local economy. The 2,100 general aviation visitors each year, along with the GA tenants at the airport, contribute more than $1.9 million in total economic output to the community. There are 22 full-time airport jobs with $727,000 in payroll.

Runways 1 and 19 are more than 6,000 feet long. Runway 19 has two instrument approaches: the new global positioning system approach and the older non-directional beacon approach. Locals claim that Alpine-Casparis Muni is one of the oldest, if not the oldest airport in Texas. It's named in honor of local aviation pioneer John "Cas" Casparis, who died in 1984.


 

Airport Data:

  • Phone (432) 837-5929
  • Runways
  • 1/19 - 6003 x 75 Feet
  • 5/23 - 5018 x 60 Feet
  • 24 Hour Self Service Fuel
  • Jet-A
  • 100LL
  • UNICOM 122.8
  • AWOS 119.025 (432) 837-9613
  • Courtesy Car
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Car Rental (800) 894-3463

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