Kneeland Airport

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Kneeland Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Humboldt County
Location Eureka, California
Elevation AMSL 2,737 ft / 834.2 m
Coordinates 40°43′09″N 123°55′39″W / 40.71917°N 123.92750°W / 40.71917; -123.92750Coordinates: 40°43′09″N 123°55′39″W / 40.71917°N 123.92750°W / 40.71917; -123.92750
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 2,270 692 Asphalt

Kneeland Airport (IATA: NLNFAA LID: O19) is a public airport operated by Humboldt County 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Eureka, California. Located on a mountain ridge at over 2,700 feet (820 m) above sea level, this airfield is used by general aviation aircraft, which sometimes seek an alternate airport when nearby low-lying airports are under fog. The airport has a California Dept. of Forestry (CDF) Helitack Station. Kneeland Airport is also used as an excellent sky watching location for the Humboldt Astronomers club.[1]


Kneeland Airport covers 14 acres (57,000 m2).[2] Its one runway, 15/33, is 2,252 by 50 feet (686 by 15 m) and is asphalt paved.[2]


The airport bisects the only known population of the Kneeland Prairie pennycress (Thlaspi californicum), a federally listed endangered plant species.[3]

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  1. ^ Yanosko, Ken. "Astronomers of Humboldt: About Us". Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for O19 (Form 5010 PDF)
  3. ^ USFWS. Thlaspi californicum Five-year Review. June 2006.

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