Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley with access to the I-5, 210,
and 118 Freeways, Whiteman Airport facilitates over 80,000 general aviation
takeoffs and landings each year. Originally established in 1946 by Marvin E.
Whiteman Sr. as a private general aviation airport, the airport, now owned and
operated by the County of Los Angeles, is publicly available to general
aviation aircraft 24-hours a day seven days a week and is home to over 600
based aircraft, a restaurant, and numerous aviation-related businesses.
Whiteman Airport 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 or jet aircraft. Among other features, the airport has an Air
Traffic Control Tower operating daily, a single 4,120’ by 75’ 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 advanced weather reporting equipment such as the recently installed
state-of-the-art Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS).
Whiteman Airport truly is 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 Whiteman Airport. It’s your
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 Pacoima, the
San Fernando Valley and the broader County of Los Angeles.