Borrego Valley Airport

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Borrego Valley Airport
Borrego Valley Airport.svg
IATA: BXSICAO: noneFAA LID: L08
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner County of San Diego
Serves Borrego Springs, California
Elevation AMSL 520 ft / 158 m
Coordinates 33°15′32″N 116°19′16″W / 33.25889°N 116.32111°W / 33.25889; -116.32111
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 5,011 1,527 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 22,000
Based aircraft 28
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Borrego Valley Airport (IATA: BXS[2]FAA LID: L08) is a county-owned public airport three miles east of Borrego Springs, in San Diego County, California.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 198 acres (80 ha) at an elevation of 520 feet (158 m). Its one runway (8/26) is 5,011 x 75 ft (1,527 x 23 m) asphalt.[1]

In 2004 the airport had 22,000 aircraft operations, average 60 per day: 99.9% general aviation and 0.1% military. 28 aircraft were then based at the airport: 64% single-engine, 7% multi-engine, 7% helicopter and 21% ultralight.[1]

Attractions[edit]

The International Aerobatic Club has a practice and competition area just north of the airport. The area was designated in 1976 and has a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration. Aerobatic pilots from California and the southwest US regularly use it for practice and major competitive events; users have included three past national champions. Visitors are welcome to come to the airport and watch the flight activity, which does not interfere with other operations. Two annual competitions are sponsored by the San Diego Aerobatic Club,[3] in April and October.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for L08 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-09-25.
  2. ^ Airport information for BXS at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ http://www.iac36.org | San Diego Aerobatic Club

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