Hawthorne Municipal Airport (California)
|Hawthorne Municipal Airport
Jack Northrop Field
|1994 USGS Photo|
|IATA: HHR – ICAO: KHHR|
|Operator||City of Hawthorne|
|Elevation AMSL||66 ft / 20.1 m|
Hawthorne Municipal Airport (IATA: HHR, ICAO: KHHR), also known as Jack Northrop Field, is a small public airport located one mile (2 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Hawthorne, a city in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport covers 80 acres (32 ha) and has one runway:
- Runway 7/25: 4,956 ft × 100 ft (1,511 m × 30 m), Surface: concrete
Jack Northrop Field derives its name from the fact that this was the place where for many years the Northrop Aircraft Corporation founded by Jack Northrop designed, built and flew many classic airplanes, including various 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.
- Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010), also available as a printable form (PDF)
- Hawthorne Municipal Airport (City of Hawthorne web site)
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013