Needles Airport

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Needles Airport
Needles Army Airfield
Needles Airport - California.jpg
2006 USGS Photo
Airport type Public
Owner County of San Bernardino
Serves Needles, California
Elevation AMSL 983 ft / 300 m
Coordinates 34°45′59″N 114°37′24″W / 34.76639°N 114.62333°W / 34.76639; -114.62333
KEED is located in California
Location of Needles Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 4,235 1,291 Asphalt
11/29 5,005 1,526 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 10,500
Based aircraft 8

Needles Airport (IATA: EEDICAO: KEEDFAA LID: EED) is a county-owned public airport in San Bernardino County, California, five miles (9 km) south of Needles.[1]

It opened in May 1941. During World War II the airfield was known as Needles Army Airfield[2] and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourth Air Force. With the end of the war the base returned to civil control.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Needles Airport covers 796 acres (322 ha) at an elevation of 983 feet (300 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 4,235 by 100 feet (1,291 x 30 m) and 11/29 is 5,005 by 100 feet.[1]

In the year ending February 17, 2006 the airport had 10,500 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 28 per day. 8 aircraft were then based at this airport: 62.5% single-engine and 37.5% ultralight.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for EED (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Needles Army Air Field (historical) at coordinates 34°46′00″N 114°37′20″W / 34.76667°N 114.62222°W / 34.76667; -114.62222

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