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Flying into Brackett Airport, La Verne California !
Norm's Hangar, Brackett Airport
Sitting in the shade, sipping on iced tea and watching airport operations..
Best time of the year to go?  Anytime
Flight time in a Super Viking from KAJO? 0.2
Food on the airport? Yes
Fuel on airport? Yes, average price
Landing or Handling fees? No
Comments about arriving and departing.  Noise abatement procedure.
Things to do at or near the airport. Restaurant, Pilot Shop and Fair Grounds
Rate this stop with 10 being best, 5 average. 7.0 - Great view of the action!

Final Approach Brackett Runway 26L 


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Landing at Brackett Airport!

Brackett is a very nice general aviation airport in La Verne California located between the Fairplex and Pudding Stone Lake. I used to work near this airport and stopped in often for lunch. The airport is not as busy as it used to be since an FBO that catered to foreign students closed it's doors. With parallel runways and three instrument approaches it's still a good place for training of both private and instrument students.

Few airport cafe's are as close to the action as Norm's Hangar. The patio is less than 300' feet from runway 26L and the Cafe' pipes in Bracket Tower and Ground Control. Norm's is average airport food but the view of airport operations is second to none. Contrary to what you'll read on other web sites Norm's IS NOT under new management and they DO accept credit cards.

In the terminal there is also a Pilots Shop which stocks a lot of items from toys to training aids, sectionals to oil filters. It's no Aircraft Spruce but worth a visit.

On the approach end of runway 26 left and right is the LA County Fairgrounds. Seems like something is always going on there. While it's within walking distance I suggest you call for a cab. You never know what gate(s) are closed and your short walk could turn into a hike.  

Pictures of the Brackett Airport !
Brackett Airport On the patio at Norm's Hangar Restaurant.
KPOC Brackett Airport A helicopter air taxi's by Norm's Hangar
La Verne California Brackett hosts a picnic area with a BBQ right next to the runway.
LA County Fair, Pomona Fairgrounds Fairplex and the LA County Fair are walking distance from Brackett Airport. However, since you'll be on your feet all day I'd suggest you call for a taxi.

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