Twentynine Palms Airport

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Twentynine Palms Airport
Twentynine Palms Airport-03Oct1995-USGS.jpg
USGS aerial image, 3 October 1995
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of San Bernardino
ServesTwentynine Palms, California
Elevation AMSL1,888 ft / 575 m
Coordinates34°07′54″N 115°56′45″W / 34.13167°N 115.94583°W / 34.13167; -115.94583
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 5,531 1,686 Asphalt
17/35 3,797 1,157 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations18,000
Based aircraft16

Twentynine Palms Airport (IATA: TNP, ICAO: KTNP, FAA LID: TNP) is a public use airport located six nautical miles (11 km) east of the central business district of Twentynine Palms, a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It is owned by the County of San Bernardino.[1]


Activated on 1 January 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces. Started as USAAF contract glider training - Twenty-Nine Palms Air Academy until 16 February 1943. Had four axillary airfields in local area. Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few P-40 Warhawks assigned. Conducted basic flying training from March 1943 until transferred to United States Navy April 1944; Under USN control became an axillary airfield to NAS San Diego.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Twentynine Palms Airport covers an area of 480 acres (190 ha) at an elevation of 1,888 feet (575 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 8/26 is 5,531 by 75 feet (1,686 x 23 m) and 17/35 is 3,797 by 50 feet (1,157 x 15 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending February 16, 2006, the airport had 18,000 aircraft operations, an average of 49 per day: 97.% general aviation and 3% military. At that time there were 16 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 6% multi-engine and 25% glider.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for TNP (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.

Other sources[edit]

  •  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website
  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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