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Compton Airport Centennial Celebration on May 11, 2024

Updated: Apr 23

Dear Compton Family,

The Tuskegee Aeronautical Museum (formerly known as Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum) in close cooperation with your Compton Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 100 years of Compton/Woodley Airport. On behalf of both organizations, we invite you to join us in reflecting and commemorating a whole century of aviation at the Compton/Woodley Airport as we celebrate the remarkable people and achievements that have shaped our beloved city, Compton into the thriving public-use aeronautical hub it is today.

With our centennial anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 10:00 am at the Tuskegee Aeronautical Museum, we will mark Compton/Woodley Airport's rich aviation history as a gateway to Los Angeles County and greater Southern California, and inspire future aviation professionals.  

The 100th anniversary festivities will also feature:

  • Information, photos and guided tours of the Tuskegee Aeronautical Museum

  • special guest speakers.

Of course no celebration is complete without delicious food and great music. We will enjoy live jazz, and welcome a guest singer.

Event: Centennial Anniversary Celebration

100 Years of Compton/Woodley Airport

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM

Organized by: Tuskegee Aeronautical Museum

Co-organizer: Compton Chamber of Commerce

Venue: Tuskegee Aeronautical Museum

Address: 961 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton, CA 90220


About Compton/Woodley Airport

Located in the heart of the city of Compton, the Compton/Woodley Airport is located 10 miles east of LAX with easy access to 91, 105, 110 and 710 freeways. Originally utilized as an airfield in 1924, the airport is today owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles, since 1966. The airport is named after Earl W. Woodley who owned and operated the airport from 1936 until his passing in 1962.

Today, the public-use Compton/Woodley Airport services 24-hours a day and seven days a week over 60,000 annual general aviation takeoffs and landings. The Compton/Woodley Airport is home base to 200 general aviation aircraft, and also houses the Tuskegee Aeronautical Museum and several aviation-related businesses.

With its dual parallel runways (each 3,322’ by 60’), the Compton/Woodley Airport accommodates safely and efficiently a wide range of general aviation aircraft ranging from fixed-wing to rotary-wing aircraft, from two-seat single-engine propeller to large and high capacity turbo-prop aircraft, and to jet aircraft. The south runway is equipped with precision approach path indicator (PAPI). The airport is also equipped with state-of-the-art automated weather observing system (AWOS), and full- and self-service fueling service (100LL) around the clock. The airport is a great place for pilots to base, operate and/or service their aircraft.

Additionally, the Compton/Woodley Airport is a valuable asset to the local community in the City of Compton and the broader County of Los Angeles. The general public is always welcome at the Compton/Woodley Airport, whether you would like to learn how to fly, participate in various events and activities held at the airport throughout the year, or simply watch general aviation aircraft in action.

It’s your airport!

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