Compton/Woodley Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) southwest of the central business district of Compton, a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007-2011, it is categorized as a reliever airport.
The airport opened on May 10, 1924. It is used exclusively for general aviation, as an alternative to Los Angeles International Airport which is about to the west.
Facilities and aircraft
Compton/Woodley Airport covers an area of 77 acres
) which contains two asphalt
(7L/25R and 7R/25L), each measuring 3,322 x 60 ft (1,013 x 18 m). For the 12-month period ending June 25, 2007, the airport had 66,000 general aviation
aircraft operations, an average of 180 per day. There are 209 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 3% helicopter
, <1% jet and <1% glider
References in popular culture
The Compton Airport is mentioned in the opening bars of Dr. Dre
's "Big Egos
" on his multi-platinum album 2001 (album)