Benton Field

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Coordinates: 40°34′27″N 122°24′27″W / 40.57417°N 122.40750°W / 40.57417; -122.40750

Benton Field
Benton Airpark
Airport type Public
Owner City of Redding
Serves Redding, California
Elevation AMSL 719 ft / 219 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 2,420 738 Asphalt
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations 35,000
Based aircraft 122
Sources: airport web site[2] and FAA[3]

Benton Field[3] (IATA: BZFFAA LID: O85), also known as Benton Airpark,[2][4] is a city-owned public-use airport located one mile (1.6 km) west of the central business district of Redding, a city in Shasta County, California, United States.[3] It is one of two airports located in the City of Redding, the other being Redding Municipal Airport.[5]

The airport is named for Lt. John W. Benton, an Army Air Corps pilot and a Shasta County resident who died in an airplane crash at Buenos Aires in 1927.[6]


Benton Field was also one name used during the 1930s by the United States Army Air Corps to refer to the airport which later became the Naval Air Station Alameda (on the east side of San Francisco Bay) during World War II.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Benton Field covers an area of 80 acres (32 ha) and contains one runway designated 15/33 with a 2,420 x 80 ft (738 x 24 m) asphalt surface. During 2002 the airport had 35,000 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% air taxi. There are 122 aircraft based at this airport: 93% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 2% helicopter.[3] Benton Field is the headquarters of the California Highway Patrol Northern Division Air Operations unit. The unit includes two single-engine CHP airplanes and two CHP helicopters based at the airpark.


  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Benton Airpark at City of Redding web site
  3. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for O85 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  4. ^ "Business Briefs: FAA seminar set at Benton Airpark". Redding Record Searchlight. 2008-02-06. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. 
  5. ^ City of Redding: Airports Division
  6. ^ ""Aviation Day" Flies Into Benton Airpark". Press Release. Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA Chapter 157. 

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