Needles Airport

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Needles Airport
Needles Army Airfield
2006 USGS Photo
Airport type Public
Owner County of San Bernardino
Serves Needles, California
Elevation AMSL 983 ft / 300 m
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KEED is located in California
Location of Needles Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 4,235 1,291 Asphalt
11/29 5,005 1,526 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 10,500
Based aircraft 8

Needles Airport (IATA: EEDICAO: KEEDFAA LID: EED) is a county-owned public airport in San Bernardino County, California, five miles (9 km) south of Needles.[1]

It opened in May 1941. During World War II the airfield was known as Needles Army Airfield[2] and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourth Air Force. With the end of the war the base returned to civil control.

Facilities and aircraft

Needles Airport covers 796 acres (322 ha) at an elevation of 983 feet (300 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 4,235 by 100 feet (1,291 x 30 m) and 11/29 is 5,005 by 100 feet.[1]

In the year ending February 17, 2006 the airport had 10,500 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 28 per day. 8 aircraft were then based at this airport: 62.5% single-engine and 37.5% ultralight.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 FAA Airport Master Record for EED (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Needles Army Air Field (historical) at coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

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