Airpark / Industrial Park
The Airpark Department operates and maintains the Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport and Industrial Park. This includes management of the airport, all associated buildings and equipment, and the railroad spur connecting the Airpark with the mainline railroad. The Airport and Industrial Park constitute an Interprise activity with all revenues generated going into the operation and maintenance of the Airport. The Airport, formerly a military installation, is operated in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations and the Department works closely with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Aviation Division, to insure compliance and support.
The Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, owned and operated by the City of Big Spring, is a general aviation airport. The airport, which occupies approximately 2,200 acres of land, operates two runways: Runway 17/35, which measures 8,802 feet in length and 100 feet in width; and Runway 06/24, measuring 4,601 feet in length and 75 feet in width. Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport supports the local economy in a variety of ways. Much of the airport's activity supports the incarceration facilities that are located on the airport property. Other aviation activities that occur at the airport on a regular basis include agricultural spraying, corporate use, flight instruction, and recreational flying. Additionally, the airport provides several community-based services and programs to enhance the health, safety, welfare, and quality of life of area citizens. The airport also hosts several fly-ins and air shows, and maintains the Hangar 25 Air Museum. In 2007, the airport was host the Hang Gliding World Championships.
The Big Spring Air Terminal is over 4,000 square feet with a conference room, passenger waiting area, courtesy car and airpark office. The Pilot's Lounge includes weather monitoring and flight planning capability, wireless internet connection and concessions. The Terminal is an ultra modern building with a retro spin. As a gateway to our city, the Big Spring Air Terminal is a welcomed retreat for visitors and guests.