Compton/Woodley Airport

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Coordinates: 33°53′24″N 118°14′37″W / 33.89000°N 118.24361°W / 33.89000; -118.24361

Compton/Woodley Airport
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IATA: CPMICAO: KCPMFAA LID: CPM
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner County of Los Angeles
Location Compton, California
Elevation AMSL 97 ft / 30 m
Runways
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 southwest of downtown Compton, in southern Los Angeles County, California.[1] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011 categorized it as a reliever airport.[2]

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

Facilities[edit]

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

In popular culture[edit]

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

Compton Airport is featured in Airline (U.S. TV series) episode 46[3] when Robin Petgrave,[4] the founder of the flight school Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum,[5][6] was delayed which eventually resulted in his giving a cast member's son a plane ride at Compton Airport with his flight school which ends the episode.

References[edit]

  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
  3. ^ "46 - The Sky's the Limit". A&E TV. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  4. ^ Compton/Woodley Airport at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Our History". Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  6. ^ Compton

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