Murray Field

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Murray Field
Aerial Eureka Murray Field Airport (EKA) May 2012.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Humboldt County
Location Eureka, California
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 40°48′12″N 124°06′46″W / 40.80333°N 124.11278°W / 40.80333; -124.11278
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 65,450
Based aircraft 59

Murray Field (IATA: EKAICAO: KEKAFAA LID: EKA) is a county-owned public airport 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Eureka in Humboldt County, California.[1] Most of its use is general aviation, but FedEx Express flights stop for package delivery.


Murray Field was established in 1919 by pilot Dayton Murray, Senior, and was later named for him after the county acquired the field in the 1930s.[2]:2-6 The airport is built on filled land.[2] In 1976, the airport had scheduled passenger airline service operated by Eureka Aero Industries, a commuter air carrier that operated Cessna 402 twin prop aircraft.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Murray Field view from US 101

Murray Field covers 131 acres (53 ha)[2]:1-1 at 7 feet (2.1 m) above mean sea level on reclaimed land east of Humboldt Bay.[2]:2-1 Its one runway, 12/30, is 3,011 by 75 feet (918 by 23 m)[2]:2-1 asphalt.[1] Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL) are the only airport lighting.[2]:1-1 Runways 11 and 29 have Visual Approach Slope Indicators (VASI) and a parallel taxi-way.[2]:2-1 The original runway 7-25 was shut down as substandard in 1997.[2]:2-4

It has a restaurant and a charter service, Northern Air, as well as a Civil Air Patrol office.

In 2007 the airport had 65,450 aircraft operations, average 179 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% air taxi and <1% military. In 2005 101 aircraft were based at the airport: 90 single-engine, 11 multi-engine.[2]:2-4

Other local airports[edit]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for EKA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Murray Field Airport Master Plan Update Environmental Assessment (PDF). Humboldt County Department of Public Works. November 2008. p. 206. 
  3. ^ Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Eureka (EKA) flight schedules

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