General William J. Fox Airfield

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General William J. Fox Airfield
Kluft-photo-Lancaster-Fox-Field-Feb-2008-Img 0428.jpg
IATA: WJFICAO: KWJF
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCounty of Los Angeles
LocationLancaster, California
Elevation AMSL2,348 ft / 715.7 m
Coordinates34°44′27.76″N 118°13′07.09″W / 34.7410444°N 118.2186361°W / 34.7410444; -118.2186361Coordinates: 34°44′27.76″N 118°13′07.09″W / 34.7410444°N 118.2186361°W / 34.7410444; -118.2186361
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
6/247,2012,195Asphalt
 
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General William J. Fox Airfield
Kluft-photo-Lancaster-Fox-Field-Feb-2008-Img 0428.jpg
IATA: WJFICAO: KWJF
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCounty of Los Angeles
LocationLancaster, California
Elevation AMSL2,348 ft / 715.7 m
Coordinates34°44′27.76″N 118°13′07.09″W / 34.7410444°N 118.2186361°W / 34.7410444; -118.2186361Coordinates: 34°44′27.76″N 118°13′07.09″W / 34.7410444°N 118.2186361°W / 34.7410444; -118.2186361
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
6/247,2012,195Asphalt

General William J. Fox Airfield (IATA: WJFICAO: KWJF), locally known as "Fox Field" is an airport located in Lancaster, California serving the Antelope Valley region of northern Los Angeles County. Although the airport is used primarily for general aviation, there are limited scheduled cargo operations, and the U.S. Forest Service maintains an airtanker base there, which becomes one of the principal hubs of firefighting efforts during fire season. An Antelope Valley Hospital helicopter is also based here.

Fox Field is also the home of the Milestones of Flight Aviation Museum.

On August 13, 2009, a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter, made a hard landing at the airfield during a training exercise.[1][2]

Facilities

General William J. Fox Airfield Airport covers 1,217 acres (493 ha) and has one runway:

There is an average of 222 operations per day.[3]

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There are 164 aircraft based here.[3]

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1431443

References

  1. ^ http://cbs2.com/local/LAPD.Chopper.lancaster.2.1127430.html
  2. ^ http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=6963960
  3. ^ a b "General Wm J Fox Airfield Airport Overview". http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KWJF/summary. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 

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