Little River Airport

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Little River Airport
Little River Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerMendocino County
ServesLittle River, California
Elevation AMSL572 ft / 174 m
Coordinates39°15′43″N 123°45′13″W / 39.26194°N 123.75361°W / 39.26194; -123.75361
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 5,249 1,600 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations6,300

Little River Airport (ICAO: KLLR, FAA LID: LLR, formerly O48) is a small county-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Little River, in Mendocino County, California, United States.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned LLR by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]


In 1945, this airport was built by the Navy served as an outlying field to NALF Santa Rosa.[3] The Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Santa Rosa, California, was part of a network of training airfields supporting Naval Air Station Alameda.[4]

The airport enjoyed commercial air service beginning in the late 1940s, provided by Southwest Airways utilizing World War II surplus DC-3s.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Little River Airport covers an area of 548 acres (222 ha) and contains one asphalt paved runway designated 11/29 which measures 5,249 by 150 feet (1,600 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending February 4, 2004, the airport had 6,300 aircraft operations, an average of 17 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% air taxi.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for LLR PDF, effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KLLR - Little River, California (Little River Airport)
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  4. ^ "Santa Rosa Naval Auxiliary Air Station / Santa Rosa Air Center, Santa Rosa, CA". Freeman, Paul. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  5. ^ California Airports: A Study of the Aeronautical Status of California With Projections for the Future and Recommendations for Adequate Development. Sacramento: California State Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission. May 1947. p. 411.

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