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El Mirage Field is a private airport located 3 miles west of El Mirage, California. It is leased by General Atomics of San Diego. Its primary use is the development and testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for the United States Military and US Government.

El Mirage Field
Adelanto Airport

Mirage Auxiliary Airfield
El Mirage Field - California.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
Summary
ServesEl Mirage, California
Coordinates34°37′24″N 117°35′59″W / 34.62333°N 117.59972°W / 34.62333; -117.59972Coordinates: 34°37′24″N 117°35′59″W / 34.62333°N 117.59972°W / 34.62333; -117.59972
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Location of El Mirage Field
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,700 1,128 Asphalt
16/34 3,700 1,128 Asphalt (closed)
07/25 3,200 975 Asphalt (closed)

El Mirage Field, has a sister site located at Grey Butte Field Airport.

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HistoryEdit

During World War II, the airport was designated as Mirage Auxiliary Airfield (No 3), and was an auxiliary training airfield for Victorville Army Airfield, California.

The wartime runways are abandoned and not used by General Atomics for their UAV testing.

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  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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