Other Kern County Airports

Kern Valley Airport

Kern Valley Airport uses the identifier code of L05 and is operated by Kern County under a conditional use permit from the US Forest Service. This destination airport provides access to the town of Kernville and Isabella Lake, a popular getaway location, and offers camping and a café.  Its only asphalt concrete runway (17/35) is 3,500 feet in length at 2,614 ft. MSL serving both general aviation and fire-fighting aircraft responding to the Sequoia National Park.

Poso-Kern County Airport

Poso Airport is also known as the Poso-Kern County Airport and uses the identifier code of L73. Is it located on 400 acres and serves occasional general aviation activity and there are no based aircraft. The airport is noted for being the home of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Famoso Raceway.  It also supports the agricultural products producer SunGrow.   Its only asphalt concrete runway (16/34) is 3,000 feet in length. The airports origins are from World War II, where the airport was known as Poso Auxiliary Field or Poso Field No. 6. The landing area was a 3,000 ft. x 3,000 ft. square may. The field was used for pilot training as a satellite airfield to Shafter-Minter Field located 6 miles away.  This facility can be confused with the Poso -Kasiguncu Airport (PSJ) in Indonesia.

Taft-Kern County Airport

Taft Airport is also known as the Taft-Kern County Airport and uses the identifier code of L17. Is it located on 71 acres and serves general aviation including a well-known sky diving training and competition school.  Its only asphalt concrete runway (7/25) is 3,550 feet in length. The gradient of runway requires landings on Runway 25 and departures in the opposite direction. The airport is situated immediately adjacent to the city of Taft.

Wasco-Kern County Airport

Wasco Airport is also known as the Wasco-Kern County Airport and uses the identifier code of L19. Is it located on 158 acres and serves general aviation primarily for agricultural application aircraft.  Its only asphalt concrete runway (12/30) is 3,380 feet in length. The airport is also noted for an extensive vineyard on the property.  The airports origins are from World War II, where the airport was known as Wasco Auxiliary Field or Wasco Field No. 1. The field was used for pilot training as a satellite airfield to Shafter-Minter Field located 12 miles away.  

Elk Hills-Buttonwillow Kern County Airport

Elk Hills-Buttonwillow Airport uses the identifier code of L62. Is it located on 216 acres and serves general aviation training.  Its only asphalt concrete runway (11/29) is 3,260 feet in length.  It is noted as an operating area for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) under permit to BARKS, Inc. on a few days each week and serving as the host site for the Best Of The West RC aircraft fly-in every fall.

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