Airport Data & Operational Hints:
Lima-zero-zero located in Southern California's Antelope Valley, north of Los Angeles. We are seven miles north of William J. Fox Airport (WJF) and two miles west of the town of Rosamond. [Click for Google Map Pix]
A Few Airport details:
Coordinates: The official Airport Directory
coordinates are: N34° 52.25 W118° 12.55 which is not the center of
The WGS-84 coordinates of the "numbers" Runway 26 are: N34° 52.27 W118° 12.03, Runway 08 are: N34° 52.25 W118° 12.61
Runway: 08-26 is 3,600 feet by 50 feet. The winds
generally favor Runway 26. Calm wind runway is Runway 26;
please use it for departures if possible for noise abatement &
Avoid over-flying schools 1 mi. E (left base for 26) & 1 mi. SW
(left crosswind turnout from 26).
CAUTION: Do not mistake the Back Taxiway for the runway. It is 100 feet wide and from some angles stands out visually.
Elevation: 2,415 feet MSL.
Patterns: Airplane pattern -- south side at 800 ft AGL, Glider and ultralight pattern -- north side at 500 ft AGL . CAUTION: Be alert for no-radio aircraft and for pilots using non-standard pattern entries, in particular high-speed overhead entries. While this is an "uncontrolled airport", use of FAA standard pattern is encouraged for safety.
Com Freqs: CTAF is 122.9, For flight following North, contact Joshua Approach on 133.65; South, Joshua on 124.55.
Lights: Rotating beacon & MIRL single intensity. On from Dusk to 10 PM. After 10 PM they become PCL (Pilot Controlled Lighting) using 122.9. 5 clicks in 5 seconds turns them on, 7 clicks turns them off. NOTE: Beacon is on timer also.
IFR Operations: Rosamond has no IFR approach. However, Fox Field (KWJF, 7 miles S.) has both VOR/GPS and ADF approaches and it would be a rare situation not to be able to reach VFR conditions on the approach, cancel and depart VFR/SVFR from Fox to Rosamond. Terrain between Fox and Rosamond is flat and essentially unobstructed. Rosamond IFR departures can contact Joshua Approach on the ground (124.55) for clearance delivery and/or release. Normal departure would be to file "direct PMD (Palmdale VOR)...", (rest of route). Note: Due to our proximity to a military MOA, ATC must issue a clearance that starts at the point you reach "their" airspace at about 4000 MSL & 3 miles south. You can depart & climb either VFR or pilot nav 'maintaining own terrain clearance' to reach that point. Similarly, you could file a valid IFR clearance into Rosamond but you would have to cancel during your arrival before leaving their controlled airspace.