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Coordinates: 40°34′27″N 122°24′27″W / 40.57417°N 122.4075°W / 40.57417; -122.4075

Benton Field
Benton Airpark
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA: O85
Airport type Public
Owner City of Redding
Serves Redding, California
Elevation AMSL 719 ft / 219 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 2,420 738 Asphalt
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations 35,000
Based aircraft 122
Sources: airport web site[1] and FAA[2]

Benton Field[2] (FAA LID: O85), also known as Benton Airpark[1][3], is a city-owned public-use airport located one mile (1.6 km) west of the central business district of Redding, a city in Shasta County, California, United States.[2] It is one of two airports located in the City of Redding, the other being Redding Municipal Airport.[4]

The airport is named for Lt. John W. Benton, a U.S. Army Air Corp pilot and a Shasta County resident who died in a flight at Buenos Aires in 1927.[5]

Facilities and aircraft

Benton Field covers an area of 80 acres (32 ha) and contains one runway designated 15/33 with a 2,420 x 80 ft (738 x 24 m) asphalt surface. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2002, the airport had 35,000 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% air taxi. There are 122 aircraft based at this airport: 93% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 2% helicopter.[2] Benton Field also serves as the headquarters of the California Highway Patrol Northern Division Air Operations unit. The unit includes two single-engine CHP airplanes and two CHP helicopters based at the airpark.


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