California Highway Patrol
Air Operations Border Division



California Highway Patrol (CHP) Air Operations Base, Border Division, is a combination of 4,000 square feet of office space and 8,000 square feet of hangar space that supports CHP's patrol and public safety activities throughout California's border region.  This facility houses CHP's helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, as well as an aircraft maintenance bay.  Located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California, this facility supports CHP's patrol functions throughout California's Desert Areas, as well as performs search and rescue missions.


  • Seismically certified as an Essential Services Facility

  • Open hangar space to allow for flexible storage of aircraft

  • Conditioned hangar space to compensate for varied outdoor conditions