Our Featured Texas Airport -Archive
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.
- Phone (432) 837-5929
- 1/19 - 6003 x 75 Feet
- 5/23 - 5018 x 60 Feet
- 24 Hour Self Service Fuel
- UNICOM 122.8
- AWOS 119.025 (432) 837-9613
- Courtesy Car
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Car Rental (800) 894-3463
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