LAPD Hooper Heliport

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LAPD Hooper Heliport
Los Angeles Hooper Heliport building.jpg
Airport typePrivate
OwnerCity of Los Angeles
LocationLos Angeles, California
Elevation AMSL302 ft / 92 m
Coordinates34°03′15″N 118°13′48″W / 34.05429°N 118.22989°W / 34.05429; -118.22989Coordinates: 34°03′15″N 118°13′48″W / 34.05429°N 118.22989°W / 34.05429; -118.22989
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 205 62 Concrete
Based aircraft1

LAPD Hooper Heliport (FAA LID: 4CA0) is a city-owned private-use heliport located one nautical mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[1]


Hooper Heliport is located on the roof of the Piper Technical Center, the world's largest rooftop airport. It is centrally located between Los Angeles Union Station, Chinatown, and Downtown, it is home to the Los Angeles Police Department's Air Support Division which is the largest metropolitan police aviation unit in the U.S. with 17 helicopters.

The Piper Technical Center is also used as a parking lot for some of the LAPD's motor pool including marked and un-marked units, vans, buses, motorcycles, and the V-100 SWAT armored cars.

Hooper Heliport served as home base for the fictional police helicopter Blue Thunder in the 1983 motion picture of the same name, while construction of the heliport was still being completed.[2]

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  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for 4CA0 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-07-31.
  2. ^ Blue Thunder DVD notes commentaries and featurettes

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