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McMillan Airfield
3543 N 12046 W

McMillan Airfield is 3500 long, 65 wide with 10' shoulders and lays on a heading of 281 degrees and at an elevation of 920 . The airfield originally was a dirt assault strip used by the Army and Air Force for tactical C130 training. CIRPAS has improved the strip to make it acceptable for UAV flight operations. The airstrip is paved and marked with centerline and limit line markings. Wind socks are located on the north side of the runway at either ends. Currently the airfield is daytime operations only and non-instrumented. Facilities include a 40 x 70 hangar, office spaces and a conference room. The runway is a B-II category airstrip, adequate for a maximum 12,500 lbs. aircraft.

A multi-phase program is currently underway to further enhance the UAV base over a period of years. Planned enhancements include extending the runway to 4500 ft and widening to 85 ft, larger/additional hangars and office space and a permanent fuel/defuel station.

McMillan Airfield provides the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (NPS/CIRPAS) with an ideal location for UAV operations. An isolated geographical location with abundant clear airspace over Camp Roberts and nearby Ft. Hunter Liggett and freedom from signal interference. Additionally, the weather patterns in the local area of the airfield allows for a high number (250 or more) of flight days per year.

McMillan Airfield, Camp Roberts, CA, provides CIRPAS with a base of operations for both manned and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights. Camp Roberts California Army National Guard Training Site is 90 miles south of the Marina facility. The airfield is approximately 25 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. McMillan Airfield (designated CA62) is located near the base s southern boundary at 3543 N 12046 W, UTM Grid 10SGQ 025546.

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