El Torro Marine Base - Irvine, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 40.270 W 117° 43.718
11S E 432453 N 3725934
Quick Description: The former El Torro Marine Base in Irvine, California is still being cleaned up by Superfund. Today, most of the cleaned up areas are now part of the Orange County Great Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2016 8:46:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMQCDG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Marine Corps Air Station El Toro (IATA: NZJ, ICAO: KNZJ, FAA LID: NZJ) was a United States Marine Corps Air Station located near Irvine, California. Before it was decommissioned in 1999, it was the 4,682 acres (19 km2) home of Marine Corps aviation on the West Coast. Designated as a Master Jet Station, its four runways (two of 8,000 feet (2,400 m) and two of 10,000 feet (3,000 m)) could handle the largest aircraft in the U.S. military inventory. While it was active, all U.S. Presidents in the post-World War II era landed in Air Force One at this airfield. The El Toro "Flying Bull" patch was designed by Walt Disney Studios in 1944.[2] It survived virtually unchanged until the close of the Air Station. The land area originally taken by the air station is planned to be converted into a large recreational center, the Orange County Great Park." .
EPA ID: CA6170023208

Site Name: El Toro Marine Corps Air Station

Link to Site: [Web Link]

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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