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General William J. Fox Airfield
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IATA: WJFICAO: KWJF
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator County of Los Angeles
Location Lancaster, California
Elevation AMSL 2,348 ft / 715.7 m
Coordinates 34°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 7,201 2,195 Asphalt

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. A 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]

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Facilities

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

  • Runway 6/24: 7,201 x 150 ft (2,195 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

Use

Average of 222 operations per day.

Commercial Air Taxi GA Local GA Transient Military
0 4 111 106 1

[3]

164 aircraft based at airport

Single Engine Multi Engine Jet Helicopter Glider/ Ultralight Military
143 14 4 3 0 0

[4]

On Airport Businesses

  • Foxy's Landing Restaurant inside the terminal
  • Barnes Aviation
  • Exodus Aviation

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. ^ http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KWJF/summary
  4. ^ http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KWJF/summary

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