Tehachapi Municipal Airport

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Tehachapi Municipal Airport
Aerial: KTSP Airport area
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Tehachapi
LocationTehachapi, California
Elevation AMSL4,001 ft / 1,219.5 m
Coordinates35°08′06″N 118°26′21″W / 35.13500°N 118.43917°W / 35.13500; -118.43917Coordinates: 35°08′06″N 118°26′21″W / 35.13500°N 118.43917°W / 35.13500; -118.43917
WebsiteOfficial website
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,031 1,229 Asphalt

Tehachapi Municipal Airport (IATA: TSP, ICAO: KTSP, FAA LID: TSP) is in Tehachapi, Kern County, California. It covers 264 acres (107 ha) and has one runway.[1]

The airport was established in 1929 originally to support an air mail route between Tehachapi and Bakersfield, but after the 1952 Kern County earthquake Tehachapi became inaccessible by roads or rail, and the airport saw an emergency relief airlift for several weeks. There are hangars and an industrial park on the south side of the airport, and in 2009 the city was planning an expansion to include a taxiway and hangars on the north side.[2]

In 1974 Golden West Airlines scheduled de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters to Los Angeles (LAX).[3] The flight is in the August 1974 OAG but not in the March 1975.

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  1. ^ "Airport". City of Tehachapi. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  2. ^ Don Haley (February 13, 2007). "Tehachapi Municipal Airport - Positive Growth". California Pilots Association. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 15, 1974 Golden West Airlines route map

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