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Coordinates: 33°53′24″N 118°14′37″W / 33.89°N 118.24361°W / 33.89; -118.24361

Compton/Woodley Airport
Airport type Public
Owner County of Los Angeles
Location Compton, California
Elevation AMSL 97 ft / 30 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7L/25R 3,322 1,013 Asphalt
7R/25L 3,322 1,013 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 66,000
Based aircraft 209
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Compton/Woodley Airport (IATA: CPMICAO: KCPMFAA LID: CPM) is a county-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) southwest of the central business district of Compton, a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007-2011, it is categorized as a reliever airport.[2]

The airport opened on May 10, 1924. It is used exclusively for general aviation, as an alternative to Los Angeles International Airport which is about 8 miles (13 km) to the west.


Facilities and aircraft

Compton/Woodley Airport covers an area of 77 acres (31 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways (7L/25R and 7R/25L), each measuring 3,322 x 60 ft (1,013 x 18 m). For the 12-month period ending June 25, 2007, the airport had 66,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 180 per day. There are 209 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 3% helicopter, <1% jet and <1% glider.[1]

References in popular culture

The Compton Airport is mentioned in the opening bars of Dr. Dre's "Big Egos" on his multi-platinum album 2001 (album).


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for CPM (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011

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