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Hawthorne Municipal Airport (California)

Hawthorne Municipal Airport (IATA: HHR, ICAO: KHHR) (Jack Northrop Field) is a mile (2 km) east of Hawthorne, in Los Angeles County, California.

Hawthorne Municipal Airport
Jack Northrop Field
Hawthorne Municipal Airport - California.jpg
1994 USGS Photo
Airport type Public
Operator City of Hawthorne
Location Hawthorne, California
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 33°55′22″N 118°20′07″W / 33.92278°N 118.33528°W / 33.92278; -118.33528Coordinates: 33°55′22″N 118°20′07″W / 33.92278°N 118.33528°W / 33.92278; -118.33528
KHHR is located in California
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,956 1,511 Concrete



The airport covers 80 acres (32 ha); its one runway, 7/25, is 4,956 ft × 100 ft (1,511 m × 30 m) concrete.


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. Tesla Motors has their design studio at the airport as well.

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  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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