Hawthorne Municipal Airport (California)

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Hawthorne Municipal Airport
Jack Northrop Field
Hawthorne Municipal Airport - California.jpg
1994 USGS Photo
IATA: HHRICAO: KHHR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Hawthorne
Location Hawthorne, California
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20.1 m
Coordinates 33°55′22″N 118°20′07″W / 33.92278°N 118.33528°W / 33.92278; -118.33528Coordinates: 33°55′22″N 118°20′07″W / 33.92278°N 118.33528°W / 33.92278; -118.33528
Map
KHHR is located in California
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Location
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,956 1,511 Concrete
FAA diagram

Hawthorne Municipal Airport (IATA: HHRICAO: KHHR) (Jack Northrop Field) is a mile (2 km) east of Hawthorne, in Los Angeles County, California.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 80 acres (32 ha); its one runway, 7/25, is 4,956 ft × 100 ft (1,511 m × 30 m) concrete.

History[edit]

The name Jack Northrop Field comes from the Northrop Aircraft Corporation founded by Jack Northrop, which for years designed, built and flew many classic airplanes, including flying wings, the P-61 Black Widow and the F-89 Scorpion night fighters, the F-5 Freedom Fighter, and the T-38 Talon jet trainer.

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command as an aircraft modification center and Air Transport Command to ferry new aircraft to operational units.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following passenger airlines provide scheduled service to and from Hawthorne Municipal Airport:

Airlines Destinations
Surf Air Las Vegas, San Carlos[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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