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Fox Field

General Wm. J. Fox Airfield
Fox Field (February 2008)
Airport type Public
Owner County of Los Angeles
Serves Lancaster, California
Elevation AMSL 2,351 ft / 717 m
Coordinates 34°44′28″N 118°13′07″W / 34.74111°N 118.21861°W / 34.74111; -118.21861Coordinates: 34°44′28″N 118°13′07″W / 34.74111°N 118.21861°W / 34.74111; -118.21861

Location of airport in California
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 7,201 2,195 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 81,851
Based aircraft 157
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

General William J. Fox Airfield (IATA: WJFICAO: KWJFFAA LID: WJF) is a county owned, public use airport in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[1] It is located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) northwest of the central business district of Lancaster, California.[1] Locally known as Fox Field, the airport serves the Antelope Valley region of northern Los Angeles County.

It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2] There are limited scheduled cargo operations, and the U.S. Forest Service maintains an airtanker base there, which becomes one of the principal hubs of firefighting efforts during fire season. An Antelope Valley Hospital helicopter is also based here. Fox Field is also the home of the Milestones of Flight Aviation Museum.

On August 13, 2009, a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter made a hard landing at the airfield during a training exercise.[3][4]

Facilities and aircraft

General William J. Fox Airfield covers an area of 1,217 acres (493 ha) at an elevation of 2,351 feet (717 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,201 by 150 feet (2,195 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 10, 2011, the airport had 81,851 aircraft operations, an average of 224 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 157 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 2% helicopter, and 1% jet.[1]


External links

  • The National Map
  • PDF), effective May 29, 2014
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for WJF, effective May 29, 2014
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for WJF
    • AirNav airport information for KWJF
    • ASN accident history for WJF
    • FlightAware live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS latest weather observations
    • SkyVector Terminal Procedures

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