Lost Hills Airport
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Lost Hills Airport
Lost Hills Airport

Lost Hills-Kern County Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorKern County
LocationLost Hills, California
Elevation AMSL274 ft / 83.5 m
Coordinates35°37?25?N 119°41?10?W / 35.62361°N 119.68611°W / 35.62361; -119.68611Coordinates: 35°37?25?N 119°41?10?W / 35.62361°N 119.68611°W / 35.62361; -119.68611
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 3,020 920 Asphalt

Lost Hills Airport (FAA LID: L84), also known as Lost Hills-Kern County Airport, is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of Lost Hills, in Kern County, California, USA. The airport is mostly used for general aviation.

Facilities

Lost Hills Airport covers 390 acres (158 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 15/33: 3,020 by 60 feet (920 by 18 m), Surface: Asphalt

History

Lost Hills Auxiliary Field in 1945

The Airport was built as the Lost Hills Auxiliary Field or Lost Hills Field No. 7 a satellite airfield of Minter Field a US Army World War 2 pilot training base. In 1942 the War Department received the free use of land from Mrs. Jean Atkinson on November 5, 1942. Later in 1943 the US Army added 288.26 acres more of free land was received from Standard Oil Company of California on August 30, 1943. The Army built a 5,000 foot runway and a 1,600 foot clay landing strip at Lost Hills Auxiliary Field. The 5,000 foot runway was used for training bomber pilots like the North American B-25 Mitchell and Lockheed P-38 Lightning. The Vultee BT-13 Valiant and Boeing-Stearman Model 75 were the most common plane used for training at Minter Army Airfield auxiliary fields. ,Lost Hills Auxiliary Field was closed on January 11, 1945 and became the Lost Hills Airport a public airport. [1][2][3][4]

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