Needles Army Airfield
2006 USGS Photo
|Owner||County of San Bernardino|
|Elevation AMSL||983 ft / 300 m|
It opened in May 1941. During World War II the airfield was known as Needles Army Airfield 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
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.
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.
- FAA Airport Master Record for EED ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Needles Army Air Field (historical) at coordinates
- Needles Airport at San Bernardino County website
- Aerial image as of 21 May 1994 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EED, effective March 26, 2020
- Resources for this airport: