Meadows Field (IATA: BFL, ICAO: KBFL, FAA LID: BFL) is a county owned, public use airport in Kern County, California, three miles northwest of downtown Bakersfield, California. It is the primary airport serving the Greater Bakersfield metropolitan area, and one of two international airports in the San Joaquin Valley. Also known as Kern County Airport 1, it is in Oildale, California.
MEADOWS FIELD HISTORY
Aviation has been linked to Kern County almost as long as the existence of the industry. In 1891 Charles Howard ascended in a hot air balloon to 1,000 feet (300 m). He then proceeded to jump and landed safely with a parachute he designed and constructed. By 1910, only seven years after the Wright Brothers first airplane flight, aircraft began arriving in the county. They were brought in by Glenn Curtiss (in conjunction with the Kern County Board of Trade). The first flight in the area was flown by Charles Hamilton.
MEADOWS FIELD LOCATION
Meadows Field (IATA: BFL, ICAO: KBFL, FAA LID: BFL) is a county owned, public use airport in Kern County, California, three miles northwest of downtown Bakersfield, California.
MEADOWS FIELD FACTS
Elevation: 510 ft.
Runway length available: 12R/30L 3700×75 ft. :: 12L/30R 10857×150 ft.