Zamperini Field is a city-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Torrance, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
The airport, one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state and once known as Torrance Municipal Airport, was renamed in honor of local sports and war hero Louis Zamperini.
Facilities and aircraft
Zamperini Field covers an area of 506 acres
) which contains two asphalt
: 11L/29R measuring 5,000 x 150 ft (1,524 x 46 m) and 11R/29L measuring 3,000 x 75 ft (914 x 23 m). It also contain one asphalt
measuring 110 x 110 ft (34 x 34 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2005, the airport had 173,027 aircraft operations, an average of 474 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% military and <1% air taxi. There are 499 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 2% helicopter and <1% glider.
Accidents and incidents