Howard Hughes’ private airport, Culver City, Los Angeles ( 1940 until 1985)

Howard Hughes' private airport, Culver City, Los Angeles ( 1940 until 1985)You know you’re rich when you’ve got your own airport — and Howard Hughes was plenty rich to be able to afford this one, which was just near LAX in Culver City. What was once the largest privately owned airport in the world (380 acres with a 8,800-foot runway) this was where Hughes’ built his infamous “Spruce Goose.” It operated from 1940 until 1985 and is now known as Playa Vista.

Howard Hughes' private airport, Culver City, Los Angeles ( 1940 until 1985)

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2 Responses to Howard Hughes’ private airport, Culver City, Los Angeles ( 1940 until 1985)

  1. Hi – I once met Mr. Hughes (1941) in San Francisco & he was a very kind gentleman to me when I was 10 years old and competing in figure skating.

  2. PDQ says:

    The railroad tracks in the lower right corner of the first picture are Pacific Electric tracks that ran from Inglewood to Venice