Barstow-Daggett Airport is a county-owned public airport in San Bernardino County, California. It is five miles east of Daggett and 14 miles east of Barstow. Built in 1933, it is the oldest of the six airports operated by San Bernardino County. Barstow-Daggett Airport covers 1,087 acres at an elevation of 1,930 feet above mean sea level, it has two asphalt runways: 8/26 is 6,402 by 150 feet and 4/22 is 5,123 by 100 feet. In the year ended February 16, 2006, the airport had 36,500 aircraft operations, an average of 100 per day: 51% general aviation and 49% military. 59 aircraft were based at this airport: 32% single-engine, 3% multi-engine, 1.7% jet, 2% helicopter, 2% ultralight and 59% military. Just prior to World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Administration selected the site as an important civil air field and negotiated a standard agreement with the county of San Bernardino to maintain the air field. Shortly thereafter, the site was chosen by the War Department as a Modification Center; as a result, the County acquired fee interest to the additional land necessary for War Department use.
On 4 May 1942, the government entered into an agreement with the County to lease the 1,099 acre site. About 29 May 1942 the government and Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. entered into a cost plus fixed fee contract, whereby Douglas agreed to do all things necessary and incident to the procurement, furnishing and installation of equipment, machine tools, materials and facilities for proper operation of a Modification Center. Douglas established the Modification Center and operated it until the middle of 1944, when Army Air Forces deactivated the project. According to a narrative report contained in project files, there was no evidence of the lease having been executed, so it was believed that Douglas occupied and used the premises without any written agreement. On 12 November 1942, the Secretary of War and Standard Oil Co. entered into an agreement, whereby Standard Oil agreed to install and maintain lubricating oil storage and distribution facilities at the site. In addition, on 20 December 1943, the CAA was granted a permit to use and occupy two parcels of land totaling 11.2 acres at the Modification Center for a radio range and communication building site, together with a right of way between the two parcels for establishing and maintaining subsurface cable lines.
The original permit period ended 30 June 1944, the lease contained a provision for annual renewal, at the option of the government, through 30 June 1967. Upon the expiration of the permit, all CAA property was to have been removed to a condition satisfactory to the Commanding Office or other competent military authority. About 65 buildings and 20 other structures were built at the facility; the total cost of government improvements was $3,924,273, with the CAA expending an additional $107,235 for various improvements. Douglas built a swimming pool and dope storage shed, an air hose station for which reimbursement was not made. According to airport personnel, improvements constructed by the County consisted of one building, the addition of a small surface water pond in the vicinity. On 25 September 1945, Major General Willis H. Hale, Fourth Air Force, notified Daggett Army Air Field that it was temporarily inactivated; the site was classified as surplus on 15 November 1945. According to the completed Declaration of Surplus Real Property Form, the improvements at the site were in good condition.
Custody and accountability for the site was assumed by the War Assets Administration on 27 June 1946, with the installation transferred to the Navy Department. The San Bernardino Daily Sun reported on 21 August 1951 that the lease between the county and the Marine Corps on the Daggett Airport was renewed by the board of supervisors on 20 August. According to airport personnel interviewed during the site visit, the County obtained control of facility from the military in 1958. A fire during the 1960s destroyed County records of the transaction. During 1946 through 1958 it is not clear which jurisdiction over the facility. From 1958 through the present, the airport was controlled by the County. According to Exhibit A of the original 1942 lease with the County, the government, at its option, may leave in place the alterations and improvements made to the landing areas in lieu of restoration. Today the US Army has based several UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and LUH-72 Lakota helicopters operating out of the airport under the Fort Irwin National Training Center aviation company, based on Fort Irwin.
California World War II Army Airfields This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/. San Bernardino County Department of Airports: Barstow-Daggett Airport Historical record of balloons launched from the airport in the early 90's Airport history from Daggett Aviation FAA Airport Diagram, effective March 28, 2019 FAA Terminal Procedures for DAG, effective March 28, 2019 Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for DAG AirNav airport information for KDAG ASN accident history for DAG FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS latest weather observations SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures
March Air Reserve Base
March Air Reserve Base known as March Air Force Base is located in Riverside County, California between the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris. It is the home to the Air Force Reserve Command's Fourth Air Force Headquarters and the host 452d Air Mobility Wing, the largest air mobility wing of the Fourth Air Force. In addition to multiple units of the Air Force Reserve Command supporting Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and Pacific Air Forces, March ARB is home to units from the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard and the California Army National Guard. For 50 years, March AFB was a Strategic Air Command base during the Cold War; the host unit at March is the Air Force Reserve's 452d Air Mobility Wing, which in addition to its operational flying mission provides host base support for numerous tenant units. March JARB is the home to Headquarters, Fourth Air Force of the Air Force Reserve Command and multiple units of the California Air National Guard.
452d Air Mobility Wing 452nd Operations Group 336th Air Refueling Squadron 729th Airlift Squadron 912th Air Refueling Squadron 452nd Maintenance Group 452nd Mission Support Group 452nd Medical Group 4th Combat Camera Squadron Fourth Air Force 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard 144th Fighter Wing Detachment 1, California Air National Guard 701st Combat Operations Squadron, 610th Air Operations Group, Tenth Air Force 362d Air Force Recruiting Squadron, 372nd Recruiting Group, Air Force Recruiting Service AFN Broadcast Center/Defense Media Center Defense Visual Information Center, Defense Media Activity 653rd Area Support Group, Army Reserve Center 304th Sustainment Brigade 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, 351st Civil Affairs Command, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Air and Marine Operations Center, CBP Air and Marine Operations Civil Air Patrol, California Wing, Inland Empire Group III, Composite Squadron 45 Defense Commissary Agency Army & Air Force Exchange Service March Joint Powers AuthoritySince 1995, March ARB has hosted alert site operations of the California Air National Guard's 144th Fighter Wing, operationally-gained by Air Combat Command.
Prior to 2013, the 144 FW stationed F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft consisting of F-16C/D Block 25 F-16C/D Block 32, on alert at March. Following the wing's transition to the F-15 Eagle, the 144 FW now stations an air defense alert detachment F-15C/D Eagle aircraft at this operating location in support of USNORTHCOM and NORAD. Civilian agency flight activities include a permanently based U. S. Customs and Border Protection Air Unit, as well as a California Department of Forestry air unit that uses the base on an intermittent basis. Dragon Flight is a civilian formation flight demonstration team, based at March, sponsored by the March Field Aero Club; the team uses the T-34 Mentor, making numerous appearances throughout the southwest United States each year. The March Field Airfest known as Thunder Over the Empire, is a biennial air show held at March; the air show is among the largest events in the Inland Riverside County. The show has featured such performers as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the F-22 Raptor and many other military and civilian demonstrations.
2010 saw the Patriots Jet Team as the highlight demonstration team of the show. Attendance for the 2010 show was estimated at over 150,000. March is one of the oldest airfields operated by the United States military, being established as Alessandro Flying Training Field in February 1918, it was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I in April 1917. The airfield was renamed March Field the following month for 2d Lieutenant Peyton C. March, Jr. the deceased son of then-Army Chief of Staff Peyton C. March, killed in an air crash in Texas just fifteen days after being commissioned; the establishment of March Air Force Base began in the early 20th century at a time when the United States was rushing to build up its military forces in anticipation of an entry into World War I. In 1917, in response to news from the front lines, Congressional appropriations attempted to back the plans of General George O. Squier, the Army's chief signal officer, to "put the Yankee punch into the war by building an army in the air".
At the same time, the War Department announced its intentions to build several new military installations. Efforts by Frank Miller owner of the Mission Inn in Riverside, Hiram Johnson and others, succeeded in gaining War Department approval to construct an airfield at Alessandro Field located near Riverside, an airstrip used by aviators from Rockwell Field on cross-country flights from San Diego; the Army set about establishing the new air field. Sergeant Charles E. Garlick, who had landed at Alessandro Field in a Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" in November 1917, was selected to lead the advance contingent of four men to the new base from Rockwell Field. On 26 February 1918, Garlick and his crew and a group of muleskinners from nearby Colton, known to be experts in clearing land as well as for their colorful syntax, began the task of excavating the building foundations, on 1 March 1918, Alessandro Flying Training Field was opened. On 20 March 1918, Alessandro Flying Training Field became March Field, named in honor of Second Lieutenant Peyton C.
March, Jr. son of the Army Chief of Staff, killed when his Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" crashed in Fort Worth, Texas the previous month. His crash occurred two weeks after he had been commiss
Rialto is a city in San Bernardino County, United States. The population was 99,171 with the 2010 Census. Rialto is home to four major regional distribution centers: Staples Inc. which serves stores across the entire West Coast of the United States, Toys "R" Us, Under Armour and Target in the northern region of the city, in the Las Colinas community. One of the United States' largest fireworks companies, Pyro Spectaculars, is headquartered in Rialto. Rialto known as "Bridge City" features a somewhat cooler version of a Mediterranean climate which may be characterized as a Mediterranean climate, known for wet, cool to chilly winters with hot, dry summers; the arid climate during the summer prevents tropospheric clouds from forming, meaning temperatures rise to what is considered Class Orange by NOAA. Rialto gets an average of 16 inches of rain, maybe hail most of this rainfall precipitates in winter. During winter, Rialto's northern-most neighborhood gets snow at times as a result of its elevation of about 3,000 feet above sea level.
However, most of the city is out of snowfall's path. The seasonal Santa Ana winds are felt strongly in not only Rialto but the greater San Bernardino area as warm and dry air is channeled through nearby Cajon Pass at times during the autumn months; this phenomenon markedly increases the wildfire danger in the foothill and mountain communities that the cycle of cold, wet winters and dry summers helps create. Rialto is located at 34°6′41″N 117°22′57″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.4 square miles. 22.4 square miles of it is land and 0.06% is water. As of the census of 2000, there are 91,873 people, 24,659 households, 20,516 families residing in the city; the population density is 1,622.0/km². There are 26,045 housing units at an average density of 459.8/km². The racial makeup of the city is 39.37% White, 22.27% African American, 1.05% Native American, 2.47% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 29.20% from other races, 5.21% from two or more races. 51.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 24,659 households out of which 52.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% are married couples living together, 18.6% have a female householder with no husband present, 16.8% are non-families. 13.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.4% have someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.69 and the average family size is 4.01. In the city, the population is spread out with 37.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, 6.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $41,254, the median income for a family is $42,638. Males have a median income of $34,110 versus $26,640 for females; the per capita income for the city is $13,375. 17.4% of the population and 13.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Rialto had a population of 99,171. The population density was 4,434.1 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Rialto was 43,592 White, 16,236 African American, 1,062 Native American, 2,258 Asian, 361 Pacific Islander, 30,993 from other races, 4,669 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67,038 persons; the Census reported that 98,724 people lived in households, 254 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 193 were institutionalized. There were 25,202 households, out of which 14,384 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 13,811 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 5,175 had a female householder with no husband present, 2,191 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,780 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 150 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 3,141 households were made up of individuals and 1,283 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.92.
There were 21,177 families. The population was spread out with 32,604 people under the age of 18, 12,204 people aged 18 to 24, 26,802 people aged 25 to 44, 20,655 people aged 45 to 64, 6,906 people who were 65 years of age or older; the median age was 28.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males. There were 27,203 housing units at an average density of 1,216.3 per square mile, of which 16,294 were owner-occupied, 8,908 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%. 64,148 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 34,576 people lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 U. S. Census, Rialto had a median household income of $49,428, with 19.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line. Rialto's crime rate was above the national average every year from 1999 to 2007. From 2008 to 2016, the crime rate in Rialto was below the national average. In 2006, Rialto fielded 0.89 police officers per 1,000 residents, less than one-third the national average.
Rialto was the first city in
General Aviation represents the'private transport' and recreational flying component of aviation. General aviation is the name or term given to all civil aviation aircraft operations with the exception of commercial air transport or aerial work, they are flight activities not involving commercial air transportation of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration or hire, or an aerial work operation such as agriculture, photography, surveying and patrol, search and rescue, aerial advertisement, etc. It covers certain commercial and private flights that can be carried out under both visual flight and instrument flight rules, such as light aircraft and private jets or helicopters. General aviation thus represents the'private transport' component of aviation; the International Civil Aviation Organization defines civil aviation aircraft operations in three categories: General Aviation, Aerial Work and Commercial Air Transport. The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations includes the following definitions for General Aviation aircraft activities: Corporate Aviation: Company own-use flight operations Fractional Ownership Operations: aircraft operated by a specialized company on behalf of two or more co-owners Business Aviation: self-flown for business purposes Personal/Private Travel: travel for personal reasons/personal transport Air Tourism: self-flown incoming/outgoing tourism Recreational Flying: powered/powerless leisure flying activities Air Sports: Aerobatics, Air Races, Rallies etc.
In 2003 the European Aviation Safety Agency was established as the central EU regulator, taking over responsibility for legislating airworthiness and environmental regulation from the national authorities. Of the 21,000 civil aircraft registered in the UK, 96 percent are engaged in GA operations, annually the GA fleet accounts for between 1.25 and 1.35 million hours flown. There are 28,000 Private Pilot Licence holders, 10,000 certified glider pilots; some of the 19,000 pilots who hold professional licences are engaged in GA activities. GA operates from more than 1,800 airports and landing sites or aerodromes, ranging in size from large regional airports to farm strips. GA is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority, although regulatory powers are being transferred to the European Aviation Safety Agency; the main focus is on standards of airworthiness and pilot licensing, the objective is to promote high standards of safety. General aviation is popular in North America, with over 6,300 airports available for public use by pilots of general aviation aircraft.
In comparison, scheduled flights operate from around 560 airports in the U. S. According to the U. S. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, general aviation provides more than one percent of the United States' GDP, accounting for 1.3 million jobs in professional services and manufacturing. Most countries have authorities that oversee all civil aviation, including general aviation, adhering to the standardized codes of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Examples include the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States, the Civil Aviation Authority in the United Kingdom, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt in Germany, the Bundesamt für Zivilluftfahrt in Switzerland, Transport Canada in Canada, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India and Iran Civil Aviation Organization in Iran. Aviation accident rate statistics are estimates. According to the U. S. National Transportation Safety Board, in 2005 general aviation in the United States suffered 1.31 fatal accidents for every 100,000 hours of flying in that country, compared to 0.016 for scheduled airline flights.
In Canada, recreational flying accounted for 0.7 fatal accidents for every 1000 aircraft, while air taxi accounted for 1.1 fatal accidents for every 100,000 hours. More experienced GA pilots appear safer, although the relations between flight hours, accident frequency, accident rates are complex and difficult to assess. Environmental impact of aviation List of current production certified light aircraftAssociationsAircraft Owners and Pilots Association Canadian Owners and Pilots Association Experimental Aircraft Association General Aviation Manufacturers Association National Business Aviation Association International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations European General Aviation Safety Team "No Plane No Gain" website about business aviation Save-GA.org website concerned with General Aviation in the United States "GA price index". Flight International. 13 Oct 1979
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, the protection of U. S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Created in August 1958, the FAA replaced the former Civil Aeronautics Administration and became an agency within the US Department of Transportation; the FAA's roles include: Regulating U. S. commercial space transportation Regulating air navigation facilities' geometric and flight inspection standards Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates Regulating civil aviation to promote transportation safety in the United States through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation The FAA is divided into four "lines of business".
Each LOB has a specific role within the FAA. Airports: plans and develops projects involving airports, overseeing their construction and operations. Ensures compliance with federal regulations. Air Traffic Organization: primary duty is to safely and efficiently move air traffic within the National Airspace System. ATO employees manage air traffic facilities including Airport Traffic Control Towers and Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities. See Airway Operational Support. Aviation Safety: Responsible for aeronautical certification of personnel and aircraft, including pilots and mechanics. Commercial Space Transportation: ensures protection of U. S. assets during the launch or reentry of commercial space vehicles. The FAA is headquartered in Washington, D. C. as well as the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City and its nine regional offices: Alaskan Region – Anchorage, Alaska Northwest Mountain – Seattle, Washington Western Pacific – Los Angeles, California Southwest – Fort Worth, Texas Central – Kansas City, Missouri Great Lakes – Chicago, Illinois Southern – Atlanta, Georgia Eastern – New York, New York New England – Boston, Massachusetts The Air Commerce Act of May 20, 1926, is the cornerstone of the federal government's regulation of civil aviation.
This landmark legislation was passed at the urging of the aviation industry, whose leaders believed the airplane could not reach its full commercial potential without federal action to improve and maintain safety standards. The Act charged the Secretary of Commerce with fostering air commerce and enforcing air traffic rules, licensing pilots, certifying aircraft, establishing airways, operating and maintaining aids to air navigation; the newly created Aeronautics Branch, operating under the Department of Commerce assumed primary responsibility for aviation oversight. In fulfilling its civil aviation responsibilities, the Department of Commerce concentrated on such functions as safety regulations and the certification of pilots and aircraft, it took over the building and operation of the nation's system of lighted airways, a task initiated by the Post Office Department. The Department of Commerce improved aeronautical radio communications—before the founding of the Federal Communications Commission in 1934, which handles most such matters today—and introduced radio beacons as an effective aid to air navigation.
The Aeronautics Branch was renamed the Bureau of Air Commerce in 1934 to reflect its enhanced status within the Department. As commercial flying increased, the Bureau encouraged a group of airlines to establish the first three centers for providing air traffic control along the airways. In 1936, the Bureau itself began to expand the ATC system; the pioneer air traffic controllers used maps and mental calculations to ensure the safe separation of aircraft traveling along designated routes between cities. In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Act transferred the federal civil aviation responsibilities from the Commerce Department to a new independent agency, the Civil Aeronautics Authority; the legislation expanded the government's role by giving the CAA the authority and the power to regulate airline fares and to determine the routes that air carriers would serve. President Franklin D. Roosevelt split the authority into two agencies in 1940: the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Civil Aeronautics Board.
CAA was responsible for ATC, airman and aircraft certification, safety enforcement, airway development. CAB was entrusted with safety regulation, accident investigation, economic regulation of the airlines; the CAA was part of the Department of Commerce. The CAB was an independent federal agency. On the eve of America's entry into World War II, CAA began to extend its ATC responsibilities to takeoff and landing operations at airports; this expanded role became permanent after the war. The application of radar to ATC helped controllers in their drive to keep abreast of the postwar boom in commercial air transportation. In 1946, Congress gave CAA the added task of administering the federal-aid airport program, the first peacetime program of financial assistance aimed exclusivel
San Bernardino County, California
San Bernardino County the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U. S. state of California, is located within the Greater Los Angeles area. As of the 2010 U. S. Census, the population was 2,035,210, making it the fifth-most populous county in California, the 12th-most populous in the United States; the county seat is San Bernardino. While included within the Greater Los Angeles area, San Bernardino County is included in the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan statistical area, as well as the Los Angeles–Long Beach combined statistical area. With an area of 20,105 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, although some of Alaska's boroughs and census areas are larger; the county is close to the size of West Virginia. It is larger than each of the nine smallest states, larger than the four smallest states combined, larger than 70 sovereign nations; this vast county stretches from where the bulk of the county population resides (in two Census County Divisions, holding 1,422,745 people as of the 2010 Census, covering the 450 square miles, across the thinly populated deserts and mountains.
It spans an area from south of the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino Valley, to the Nevada border and the Colorado River. Spanish Missionaries from Mission San Gabriel Arcángel established a church at the village of Politania in 1810. Father Francisco Dumetz named the church San Bernardino on May 20, 1810, after the feast day of St. Bernardino of Siena; the Franciscans gave the name San Bernardino to the snowcapped peak in Southern California, in honor of the saint and it is from him that the county derives its name. In 1819, they established the San Bernardino de Sena Estancia, a mission farm in what is now Redlands. Following Mexican independence from Spain in 1821, Mexican citizens were granted land grants to establish ranchos in the area of the county. Rancho Jurupa in 1838, Rancho Cucamonga and El Rincon in 1839, Rancho Santa Ana del Chino in 1841, Rancho San Bernardino in 1842 and Rancho Muscupiabe in 1844. Agua Mansa was the first town in what became San Bernardino County, settled by immigrants from New Mexico on land donated from the Rancho Jurupa in 1841.
Following the purchase of Rancho San Bernardino, the establishment of the town of San Bernardino in 1851 by Mormon colonists, San Bernardino County was formed in 1853 from parts of Los Angeles County. Some of the southern parts of the county's territory were given to Riverside County in 1893. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 20,105 square miles, of which 20,057 square miles is land and 48 square miles is water, it is the largest county by the largest in the United States. It is larger than the states of New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, it borders both Arizona. The bulk of the population two million, live in the 480 square miles south of the San Bernardino Mountains adjacent to Riverside and in the San Bernardino Valley. Over 300,000 others live just north of the San Bernardino Mountains, agglomerating around Victorville covering 280 square miles in Victor Valley, adjacent to Los Angeles County. Another 100,000 people live scattered across the rest of the sprawling county.
The Mojave National Preserve covers some of the eastern desert between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. The desert portion includes the cities of Needles next to the Colorado River and Barstow at the junction in Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. Trona is at the northwestern part of the county west of Death Valley; this national park within Inyo County has a small portion of land within the San Bernardino County. The largest metropolitan area in the Mojave Desert part of the county is Victor Valley, with the incorporated localities of Adelanto, Apple Valley and Victorville. Further south, a portion of Joshua Tree National Park overlaps the county near the High Desert area, in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms; the remaining towns make up the remainder of the High Desert: Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley. The mountains are home to the San Bernardino National Forest, include the communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Big Bear City, Forest Falls, Big Bear Lake.
The San Bernardino Valley is at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley. The San Bernardino Valley includes the cities of Ontario, Chino Hills, Fontana, Colton, Grand Terrace, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highland and Yucaipa. Angeles National Forest Death Valley National Park Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Joshua Tree National Park Mojave National Preserve San Bernardino National Forest There are at least 35 official wilderness areas in the county that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System; this is the largest number of any county in the United States. The majority are managed by the Bureau of Land Management, but some are integral components of the above listed national protected areas. Most of these wilderness areas lie within the county, but a few are shared with neighboring counties. Except as noted, these wilderness areas are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and lie within San Bernardino County: The 2010 United States Census reported that San Bernardino County had a population of 2,035,210.
The racial makeup of San Bernardino County was 1,153,16
French Valley Airport
French Valley Airport is a county-owned public-use airport in southwestern Riverside County, located on Highway 79 near the cities of Murrieta and Temecula. French Valley Airport covers an area of 261 acres which contains one asphalt paved runway, designated as 18/36 and measures 6,000 x 75 ft. For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2009, the airport had 98,185 aircraft operations, an average of 269 per day, all of which were general aviation. There are 170 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 1% jet aircraft, 2% helicopters and 1% ultralights. There is Wings and Rotors Air Museum in hangar 7, with military displays, flyable helicopters and an F-4 Phantom II in restoration to fly. Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for F70 AirNav airport information for F70 ASN accident history for RBK FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker SkyVector aeronautical chart for F70