Trona Airport

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Trona Airport
Airport type Public
Owner US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Serves Trona, California
Elevation AMSL 1,718 ft / 524 m
Coordinates 35°48′46″N 117°19′37″W / 35.81278°N 117.32694°W / 35.81278; -117.32694Coordinates: 35°48′46″N 117°19′37″W / 35.81278°N 117.32694°W / 35.81278; -117.32694
L72 is located in California
Location of airport in California
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,910 1,801 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 52 16 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 7,000
Based aircraft 2

Trona Airport (IATA: TRH[2]FAA LID: L72) is a public use airport in Inyo County, California, United States. The airport is owned by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and located four nautical miles (7.4 km) north of the central business district of Trona, California.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned L72 by the FAA[1] but has the designation TRH from the IATA.[4]


During World War II it was an outlying airstrip supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station Mojave located near Mojave, California.

The airport was served by Golden West Airlines during the mid 1970s with scheduled passenger flights operated with de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprops direct to Los Angeles (LAX).[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Trona Airport covers an area of 150 acres (61 ha) at an elevation of 1,718 feet (524 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,910 by 60 feet (1,801 x 18 m). It also has one helipad designated H1 with an asphalt surface measuring 52 by 52 feet (16 x 16 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 9, 2012, the airport had 7,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 19 per day. At that time there were two ultralight aircraft based at this airport.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for L72 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (TRH: Trona)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "TRH - Trona, California - Trona Airport". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 
  5. ^, 1977 Golden West Airlines route map

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