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    Burbank Airfield (Bob Hope Field) California United States
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Location
Lat 34° 12' 3N Long 118° 21' 31W Burbank Airfield is located in Burbank in Los Angeles County in California in the United States of America. Located 12 miles to the south is downtown Los Angles. Also known as Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967–1978), Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978–2003) and today known as Bob Hope Airport (2003 to present).

Construction
Built in 1930. The airport had five runways that radiated in varying directions, each 300' x 2,600'. Known as United Airport until 1934, renamed Union Air Terminal during 1934–1940. Lockheed bought the airport in 1940 and renamed it Lockheed Air Terminal. The airfield was adjacent to the Lockheed Vega Factory allowing finished aircraft to be flown away.

Today
In 1967, renamed Hollywood-Burbank Airport. During 1978 renamed Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport after Lockheed sold it for $51 million. In December 2003, the facility was renamed "Bob Hope Airport" in honor of Bob Hope who lived nearby at Toluca Lake, California.

Bob Hope Airport has two runways. The first runway is oriented 26/08 measures 5,801' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway is oriented 33/15 measures 6,886' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: FAA: BUR / ICAO: KBUR / IATA: BUR

References
Hollywood Burbank Airport - Official Website

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January 9, 2018

 

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