Lone Pine airport is located in the Owens Valley on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Like many airports, Lone Pine was used as a contract flying school by the United States Air Force to train pilots from 1942 to 1944. The airport sits at an elevation of 3,680 with two runways. The longer primary runway 16/34 is asphalt while the shorter 13/31 is dirt. Some points of interest of Lone Pine are the Alabama Hills and the Mount Whitney Portal. The Alabama hills host a series of unique hills and rock formations and since the 1920’s 150 movies have been filmed here. Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States at 14,505ft.
Abandoned Manzanar airport