Hawthorne Municipal Airport (California)
|Hawthorne Municipal Airport
Jack Northrop Field
1994 USGS Photo
|Operator||City of Hawthorne|
|Elevation AMSL||66 ft / 20 m|
The name Jack Northrop Field comes from the Northrop Aircraft Corporation founded by Jack Northrop which for years designed, built and flew many classic airplanes including Flying Wings, the P-61 Black Widow and the F-89 Scorpion night fighters, the F-5 Freedom Fighter and the T-38 Talon jet trainer.
During World War II, the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command as an aircraft modification center and Air Transport Command to ferry new aircraft to operational units.
SpaceX is currently headquartered at the southeast end of the airport.
- (PDF), effective December 7, 2017