Trona Airport (IATA: TRH[2], FAA LID: L72) is a public airport five miles north of Trona, in Inyo County, California. It is owned by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.[1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Trona Airport
Trona Airport Entrance - panoramio.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerUS Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
ServesTrona, California
Elevation AMSL1,718 ft / 524 m
Coordinates35°48′46″N 117°19′37″W / 35.81278°N 117.32694°W / 35.81278; -117.32694Coordinates: 35°48′46″N 117°19′37″W / 35.81278°N 117.32694°W / 35.81278; -117.32694
L72 is located in California
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,910 1,801 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 52 16 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations7,000
Based aircraft2

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is L72 to the FAA[1] and has IATA code TRH.[4]


During World War II it was an outlying airstrip supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station Mojave located near Mojave, California.

In 1976-78 Golden West Airlines scheduled de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters direct to Los Angeles (LAX).[5]

The musical group "The Corrs" shot their YouTube music video "Breathless" at Trona Airport, May 17-19th, 2000, which hit #7 on Billboard charts in 2000.


Trona Airport covers 150 acres (61 ha) at an elevation of 1,718 feet (524 m). Its one runway, 17/35, is 5,910 by 60 feet (1,801 x 18 m). It has one helipad, H1, 52 by 52 feet (16 x 16 m).[1]

In the year ending April 9, 2012 the airport had 7,000 general aviation aircraft operations, average 19 per day. Two ultralight aircraft were then based at this airport.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for L72 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (TRH: Trona)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "TRH - Trona, California - Trona Airport". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  5. ^, 1977 Golden West route map

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