Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville, CA


Brief History and Background

Sign at the entrance to the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, CASign at the entrance to the Southern California Logistics Airport
Photo by the AirplaneBoneyards Staff

The Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) is located near Victorville, California.

Also known as Victorville Airport, it is home to many aviation related businesses, including Southern California Aviation, a large transitional facility for commercial aircraft.

The facility is located on the site of the former George Air Force Base, in active service from 1941 to 1992. It was created by the United States Army Air Corps as an Advanced Flying School in June 1941, and closed at the end of World War II.

The base was again activated by the U.S. Air Force at the beginning of the Korean War in November 1950. It remained a base throughout the Cold War, primarily for training Tactical Air Command pilots, until being closed in 1993.

The conversion of the former George AFB to SCLA was designed to provide major corporations with logistics needs, access to a global intermodal logistics gateway to the Western United States. The Southern California Logistics Centre, immediately adjacent to SCLA, offers a wide variety of new warehouse and distribution facilities. A rail complex is also included on the property.

Companies located at SCLA include Pratt & Whitney, G.E., Leading Edge Aviation Company, Federal Express and Boeing.

The state-of-the-art hangars at SCLA can accommodate projects ranging from aircraft maintenance and repair programs to the painting of large wide-body aircraft including Boeing 747-800s, 777-300s, and 787 Dreamliners.

Boeing 787 of Air Austral out of the Leading Edge paint hangar at SCLABoeing 787 of Air Austral painting completed at the Leading Edge Aviation Services paint hangar at SCLA, September, 2016 (Photo courtesy of Leading Edge and SCLA)

Southern California Logistics Airport includes a precision instrument runway of 15,050 feet and a secondary runway length of 9,138 feet to accommodate any aircraft flying today. 

When we last visited the airport in May of 2015, there were dozens of jetliners in storage at the facility, and others undergoing maintenance, upgrades and painting.

Touring the Southern California Logistics Airport Area

The airport is about 7 miles northwest of downtown Victorville, and about 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles. It is located just north of Air Base Road (Air Expressway). As always, we recommend obeying all warning signs and avoiding restricted areas.

For driving directions to the airport, see the interactive map at the bottom of this page.

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With the wide variety of jet airliners serving the worldwide travel market today and in storage at SCLA, identification of individual manufacturers and aircraft can be a bit tricky.

On our new website we have included quick and easy guides to spotting the common jet airliners of the day. We include airliners from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Bombardier.

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Aerial View of Southern California Logistics Airport

Aerial view of the Southern California Logistics Airport with airliners in storage
Aerial view of the Southern California Logistics Airport with airliners in storage

Photos of the Southern California Logistics Airport (May, 2015)

Entrance area at the Southern California Logistics Airport, Logistics Centre and Rail Complex
Entrance area at the Southern California Logistics Airport, Logistics Centre and Rail Complex
Panoramic view of jetliners in storage at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville
Panoramic view of jetliners in storage at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville
FedEx MD-11F parked at the Southern California Logistics Airport
FedEx MD-11F parked at the Southern California Logistics Airport
Jetliners in storage in the desert at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville
Jetliners in storage in the desert at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville
Jetliner maintenance facility at the Southern California Logistics Airport
Jetliner maintenance facility at the Southern California Logistics Airport
Boeing 747-100 of GE Aircraft Engines, registration number N747GE, at the Southern California Logistics Airport
Boeing 747 of GE Aircraft Engines, registration number N747GE, at the Southern California Logistics Airport
Douglas DC-10, registration N330AU, on the tarmac at the Southern California Logistics Airport
DC-10 on the tarmac at the Southern California Logistics Airport
Ex-Delta Airlines Boeing 727-232 N518DA at a scrapping yard near the Southern California Logistics Airport
Ex-Delta Airlines Boeing 727 N518DA at a scrapping yard near the Southern California Logistics Airport
The nose section of an Airbus airliner at a scrapping yard near the Southern California Logistics Airport
The nose section of an Airbus airliner at a scrapping yard near the Southern California Logistics Airport

Links and More Resources about the Southern California Logistics Airport

Official website of the Southern California Logistics Airport

YouTube Video of Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in Victorville, CA (May 2015)

Interactive Map of the Southern California Logistics Airport Area

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