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California City Municipal Airport
is located two miles (3 km) northwest of the central business district
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(CBD) of California City
-2000:According to the census of 2000, there were 8,385 people, 3,067 households, and 2,257 families residing in the city. As of 2006 the city's population grew 8.9% from 12,106 to 13,219. California City outpaced rivals Palmdale and Lancaster, making the city the 12th fastest growing city in...
, in the Fremont Valley of Kern County
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. The airport is open to the public, and lies at an elevation of 2450 feet (746.8 m) above sea level.
California City Municipal Airport covers 245 acres (99 ha) and has one runway
According to ICAO a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft." Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface .- Orientation and dimensions :Runways are named by a number between 01 and 36, which is generally one tenth...
- Runway 6/24: 6,027 x 60 ft (1,837 x 18 m), Surface: Asphalt
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