Hawthorne Municipal Airport (California)

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Hawthorne Municipal Airport

Jack Northrop Field
Hawthorne Municipal Airport - California.jpg
1994 USGS Photo
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Hawthorne
LocationHawthorne, California
Elevation AMSL66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates33°55′22″N 118°20′07″W / 33.92278°N 118.33528°W / 33.92278; -118.33528Coordinates: 33°55′22″N 118°20′07″W / 33.92278°N 118.33528°W / 33.92278; -118.33528
Map
KHHR is located in California
KHHR
KHHR
Location
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,956 1,511 Concrete

Hawthorne Municipal Airport (IATA: HHR, ICAO: KHHR) (Jack Northrop Field) is a mile (2 km) east of Hawthorne, in Los Angeles County, California.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 80 acres (32 ha); its one runway, 7/25, is 4,956 ft × 100 ft (1,511 m × 30 m) concrete.

The airport is in very close proximity to the considerably larger Los Angeles International Airport and special consideration must be paid to avoid encroaching on the LAX airspace.

History[edit]

The name Jack Northrop Field comes from the Northrop Aircraft Corporation founded by Jack Northrop which for years designed, built and flew many classic airplanes including Flying Wings, the P-61 Black Widow and the F-89 Scorpion night fighters, the F-5 Freedom Fighter and the T-38 Talon jet trainer.

During World War II, the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command as an aircraft modification center and Air Transport Command to ferry new aircraft to operational units.

SpaceX and its subsidiary The Boring Company is headquartered at the southeast end of the airport; the Boring Test Tunnel cuts runs just under the fence line at the north-east corner before running under West 120th Street. Tesla Design Studio is located at the airport as well.

General aviation[edit]

The airport is the home base for approximately 150 general aviation aircraft, and multiple flight training schools.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Advanced Air Phoenix–Sky Harbor [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ {{cite web|title=Route Map and Schedule /><ref |url=https://www.advancedairlines.com/shuttles/}}

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