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Coordinates: 33°48′12″N 118°20′23″W / 33.80333°N 118.33972°W / 33.80333; -118.33972

Zamperini Field
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FAA airport diagram
Airport type Public
Owner City of Torrance
Location Torrance, California
Elevation AMSL 103 ft / 31 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11L/29R 5,000 1,524 Asphalt/Concrete
11R/29L 3,000 914 Asphalt/Concrete
Number Length Surface
ft m
HI 110 34 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 173,027
Based aircraft 499
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Zamperini Field (IATA: TOAICAO: KTOAFAA LID: TOA) is a city-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Torrance, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[1]

The airport, one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state and once known as Torrance Municipal Airport, was renamed in honor of local sports and war hero Louis Zamperini.


Facilities and aircraft

Zamperini Field covers an area of 506 acres (205 ha) which contains two asphalt and concrete paved runways: 11L/29R measuring 5,000 x 150 ft (1,524 x 46 m) and 11R/29L measuring 3,000 x 75 ft (914 x 23 m). It also contain one asphalt paved helipad measuring 110 x 110 ft (34 x 34 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2005, the airport had 173,027 aircraft operations, an average of 474 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% military and <1% air taxi. There are 499 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 2% helicopter and <1% glider.[1]

Accidents and incidents

Zamperini Field is the home of Robinson Helicopter Company. Their entire production, assembly, and testing facilities are located on the southeast side of the airfield, and are the largest buildings at the airport. Robinson makes the R22 and R44 lines of helicopters, as well as soon to be in production R66 models.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for TOA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25

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