General Wm. J. Fox Airfield
Located in the City of Lancaster with access to the 14 Antelope Valley Freeway,
General William J. Fox Airfield facilitates over 58,000 general aviation
takeoffs and landings each year. The airport was originally constructed by the
County of Los Angeles and open for business in 1959. Today the airport is still
owned and operated by the County, is publicly available to general aviation
aircraft 24-hours a day seven days a week, and is home to over 200 based
aircraft, a restaurant, and several aviation-related businesses. Additionally,
the airport is home to the U.S. Department of Forestry’s local air tanker base
as well as an aviation museum.
General William J. Fox Airfield safely and efficiently accommodates a wide
range of fixed-wing and rotary-wing general aviation aircraft ranging from
small two-seat, single-engine propeller aircraft up to much larger and higher
capacity turbo-prop and jet aircraft. Among its features, the airport has an
Air Traffic Control Tower operating daily, a single 7,201’ by 150’ runway
equipped with runway end identifier lights (REILs), pilot controlled
medium-intensity runway lighting (MIRLs) and a precision approach path
indicator (PAPIs), full- and self-service fueling services (JetA and 100LL)
available around the clock, and an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS)
reporting weather conditions 24-hours a day.
General William J. Fox Airfield is truly a great place for pilots to base,
operate and/or service their aircraft. Additionally, whether you live in the
local area or are visiting the area for business or pleasure and you’d like to
learn how to fly, participate in the various events and activities held at the
airport throughout the year, or you’d just like to spend some time watching
general aviation aircraft in action, you are more than welcome at General
William J. Fox Airfield. It’s your airport!
Overall, the airport plays a vital role in the nation’s integrated system of
thousands of general aviation airports and is also a valuable asset to the
local community, serving the diverse constituents of the City of Lancaster, the
Antelope Valley and the broader County of Los Angeles.