General William J. Fox Airfield

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General Wm. J. Fox Airfield
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Fox Field (February 2008)
Airport type Public
Owner County of Los Angeles
Serves Lancaster, California
Elevation AMSL 2,351 ft / 717 m
Coordinates 34°44′28″N 118°13′07″W / 34.74111°N 118.21861°W / 34.74111; -118.21861Coordinates: 34°44′28″N 118°13′07″W / 34.74111°N 118.21861°W / 34.74111; -118.21861
WJF is located in California
Location of airport in California
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 7,201 2,195 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 81,851
Based aircraft 157

General William J. Fox Airfield (IATA: WJFICAO: KWJFFAA LID: WJF) is a county owned, public airport in Los Angeles County, California,[1] five miles northwest of Lancaster, California.[1] Locally known as Fox Field, the airport serves the Antelope Valley.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2] There are limited scheduled cargo operations, and the U.S. Forest Service has an airtanker base there, which becomes one of the main hubs of firefighting efforts during fire season. An Antelope Valley Hospital helicopter is based here. Fox Field is also the home of the Milestones of Flight Aviation Museum.

On August 13, 2009, a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter made a hard landing at the airfield during a training exercise.[3][4]


General William J. Fox Airfield covers 1,217 acres (493 ha) at an elevation of 2,351 feet (717 m) above sea level. Its one runway, 6/24, is 7,201 by 150 feet (2,195 x 46 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending August 10, 2011 the airport had 81,851 aircraft operations, average 224 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. 157 aircraft were then based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 2% helicopter, and 1% jet.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for WJF (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "LAPD helicopter makes hard landing". KABC-TV. August 13, 2009. 

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