Compton/Woodley Airport

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Located approximately 10 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport and near the Home Depot Center sports complex with access to the 91, 105, 110 and 710 Freeways, Compton/Woodley Airport facilitates over 60,000 general aviation takeoffs and landings each year. The airport was originally utilized as an airfield in 1924 and is named in honor of Earl W. Woodley who owned and operated the airport from 1936 until his death in 1962. Today the airport, which has been owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles since 1966, is publicly available to general aviation aircraft 24-hours a day seven days a week and is home to 200 based aircraft, an aviation museum, and several aviation-related businesses.

Compton/Woodley 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 and jet aircraft. Among other features, the airport has dual parallel runways (each 3,322’ by 60’) with the south runway equipped with a precision approach path indicator (PAPI), full- and self-service fueling services (100LL) available around the clock, and advanced weather reporting equipment such as the recently installed state-of-the-art Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS).

Compton/Woodley 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 Compton/Woodley Airport. 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 Compton and the broader County of Los Angeles.