Furnace Creek Airport

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Furnace Creek Airport
Furnace Creek Emergency Landing Field
Furnace Creek Airport - California.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: L06
Summary
Operator U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Coordinates 36°27′50″N 116°52′53″W / 36.46389°N 116.88139°W / 36.46389; -116.88139Coordinates: 36°27′50″N 116°52′53″W / 36.46389°N 116.88139°W / 36.46389; -116.88139
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L06 is located in California
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Location of Furnace Creek Airport

Furnace Creek Airport (FAA LID: L06) is a public airport located 0.75 miles (1 km) west of Furnace Creek, Death Valley, serving Inyo County, California, USA. This general aviation airport covers 40 acres (16 ha) and has one runway. At −210 feet (−64 m) MSL, it is the lowest elevation airport in North America.

History[edit]

The original airfield, known as Furnace Creek Emergency Landing Field was built around 1942 by the War Department. It served as an emergency landing field for Army and Navy military aircraft. It was abandoned after the end of the war in 1945.

The current airfield was opened in May 1953, one mile west of the wartime emergency landing strip along State Route 190, adjacent to the Sunset Campground. The wartime airfield is visible in aerial imagery but is unused.

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

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