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Airport Features

Based Aircraft 

Two Parallel Runways 

  • Runway 16R/34L -  8,000-foot runway with full instrument landing system
  • Runway 16L/34R  - 4,000-foot training runway

 FAA Control Tower 

  • Operates between 6 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. daily


  City Helicopter 

Los Angeles Fire Department

  • Provides crash, fire and rescue service in the event of an emergency.

City Helicopter Center 

  • Consists of ramp, hangar space and maintenance facility for the Los Angeles Fire Department.


LA Unified School District 

Los Angeles Unified School District Aircraft Mechanics Program

  • Enables students to obtain certification in airframe and power plant mechanics.


  Condor Squadron 

Condor Squadron 

  • Involves vintage North American Texan AT-6 aircraft used in World War II training missions. The aircraft fly in formation weekly and participate in patriotic, charitable and memorial activities.


 Bauer Buses 001 

FlyAway Bus Service 

  • Offers convenient, nonstop bus service to and from Los Angeles International Airport.


  Public Observation Area 

Public Observation Area 

  • Features permanent displays, special children’s exhibits and a continuous live broadcast of air traffic controllers in the airport’s control tower. Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. Located off of Woodley Avenue at the end of Waterman Drive, adjacent to the east side of the airfield.


Airport Police 

Airport Police Bureau 

  • Provides dedicated 24-hour patrols and other services to ensure airfield security.