Desert Rock
Mercury, Nevada

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 11/09/2017 - 1/4/2018

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA Identifier:NV65
Lat/Lng:36.6199444444, -116.032284722
36-37-11.8000N, 116-01-56.2250W
Elevation:3314 feetSurveyed
Magnetic Variation:15E,(1980),[12E (2017)]
Sectional:LAS VEGAS
From City:3nmSW of Mercury


Ownership:Publicly owned
Control Tower:no
ARTCC:Los Angeles Center(ZLA)
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Landing Fee:no


Other:--ADVY 261.1
--ADVY 118.7
Tower Remarks:Advisory Call is 'Mercury Radio'.


Fuel:Jet A - Kerosene, freeze point -40C
Airframe Repair:None
Powerplant Repair:None
Bottled Oxygen:None
Bulk Oxygen:None
Transient Storage:Tie-Down

Based Aircraft


Annual Operations

For year ending:04/04/1985


Owner:US Dept Energy/Nevada
Po Box 435 M/S 733
Mercury, Nv 89023
Manager:Robert Ziehm
P.O. Box 98521
Las Vegas, Nv 89193-8521



Runway 02/20

Length:7515 feet
Width:100 feet
Surface:Porland Cement Concrete, Good Condition
Runway Lights Edge Intensity:Med Intensity
MIRL Runway 02/20 out of Service Indefinitely.
End 02 End 20
Runway Markings:Basic,Good ConditionBasic,Good Condition
Elevation at End:3148.0' MSL3303.0' MSL
Elevation at Touchdown Zone:3198.0' MSL3303.0' MSL
Visual Glide Slope Indicator: 2-Box VASI on left side of runway
VASI Runway 02/20 out of Service Indefinitely.
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77):Utility runway with a visual approachUtility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope:50:128:1
Other Objects:+3' Bush 50' out on Right Edge of Runway.Rising Terrain out from Threshold.



Additional Remarks

Used Rglrly by Doe, and Dod & Doe Hels.
Runway 20 Terrain Rises Throughout Approach Zone.
Runway 20 Clear Approach from Displaced Threshold Xcp for +60' Ascending Terrain to End of Displaced Area.
Use of This Airfield Requires Prior Permission from the Doe. Airport Runway Lights may Require Manual Operation, Which Could Require a Minimum of 30-45 Mins Coordination Prior to Any Usage.

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