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Douthitt Strip Airport
Douthitt Strip Airport-CA-28May2002-USGS.jpg
2002 USGS Photo
Airport type Private
Owner R. Douthitt Enterprises, Inc.
Location El Centro, California
Elevation AMSL 45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 32°47′20″N 115°31′44″W / 32.78889°N 115.52889°W / 32.78889; -115.52889Coordinates: 32°47′20″N 115°31′44″W / 32.78889°N 115.52889°W / 32.78889; -115.52889
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 1,800 549 Dirt
08/26 1,400 427 Dirt

Douthitt Strip Airport (FAA LID: 23CN) is a private airport located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east of El Centro, California.



Provided contract glider training to the United States Army Air Forces, 1942-1944. Training provided by Aeronautical Training Center, Inc. Used primarily C-47 Skytrains and Waco CG-4 unpowered Gliders. The mission of the school was to train glider pilot students in proficiency in operation of gliders in various types of towed and soaring flight, both day and night, and in servicing of gliders in the field.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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