Fresno Chandler Executive Airport

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Fresno Chandler Executive Airport
Chandler Municipal Airport (Old)
Fresno Chandler Executive Airport - California.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
IATA: FCHICAO: KFCHFAA LID: FCH
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Fresno
Serves Fresno, California
Elevation AMSL 279 ft / 85 m
Coordinates 36°43′56″N 119°49′13″W / 36.73222°N 119.82028°W / 36.73222; -119.82028Coordinates: 36°43′56″N 119°49′13″W / 36.73222°N 119.82028°W / 36.73222; -119.82028
Map
KFCH is located in California
KFCH
KFCH
Location of Fresno Chandler Executive Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,627 1,106 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 24,820
Based aircraft 132
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
FAA airport diagram

Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (IATA: FCHICAO: KFCHFAA LID: FCH) is a public use airport two miles (3 km) west of the central business district of Fresno, in Fresno County, California, United States. It is owned by the City of Fresno.[1]

Chandler is a general aviation airport; since 1947 scheduled airlines have used Fresno Yosemite International Airport 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast. Sierra Sky Park Airport, a privately owned airport open to the public, is 22 kilometres (14 mi) north.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fresno Chandler Executive Airport covers 200 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 279 feet (85 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 12/30 that is 3,630 by 75 feet (1,106 by 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 2, 2007 the airport had 25,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 68 per day. At that time there were 126 aircraft based at this airport: 83% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 1% jet, 4% helicopter, 6% ultralight.[1]

World War II[edit]

The United States Army Air Corps Southwest Air District took over the airport in early 1941 while nearby Hammer Army Airfield was being built. In June 1942 Hammer AAF opened and all military activity moved there.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FCH (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.

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