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
Airport type Public
Owner County of Los Angeles
Location Compton, California
Elevation AMSL 99 ft / 30 m
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 175

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.


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 2012 the airport had 66,000 general aviation aircraft operations, averaging about 180 per day. 175 aircraft are based at this airport: 151 single-engine aircraft, 14 multi-engine aircraft, 1 jet aircraft, 8 helicopters, 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.

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.


  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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