Wasco Airport

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Wasco Airport

Wasco-Kern County Airport
Wasco State Airport taxiway.jpg
Taxiway at Wasco State Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorKern County
LocationWasco, California
Elevation AMSL313 ft / 95.4 m
Coordinates35°37′11″N 119°21′13″W / 35.61972°N 119.35361°W / 35.61972; -119.35361Coordinates: 35°37′11″N 119°21′13″W / 35.61972°N 119.35361°W / 35.61972; -119.35361
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,380 1,030 Asphalt

Wasco Airport (FAA LID: L19), also known as Wasco-Kern County Airport, is a public airport located two miles (3.2 km) northwest of Wasco, serving Kern County, California, USA. This general aviation airport covers 158 acres (64 ha) and has one runway.


Wasco Auxiliary Field in 1945

Wasco Auxiliary Field or Wasco Field No. 1 was a satellite airfield of Minter Field, built for World War II pilot training. The Vultee BT-13 Valiant and Boeing-Stearman Model 75 were the most common plane used for training at Wasco Auxiliary Field and the Minter Army Airfields. The US Army leased the small 1932 40 acres Wasco Airport and 120 acres north of the airport from Kern County on June 16, 1941. Minter Field was 12 miles to the southeast of Wasco Field. The Army built a 5 runway landing mat on the site, with no other improvements. In 1944 Pond Field was closed and the lease ended on June 30, 1951. The Wasco Auxiliary Field became the Wasco-Kern County Airport.[1][2]

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