Mariposa-Yosemite Airport

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Mariposa-Yosemite Airport
Mariposa Air Force Auxiliary Field
Mariposa-Yosemite Airport - California.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
IATA: RMYICAO: KMPIFAA LID: MPI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner County of Mariposa
Location Mariposa, California
Elevation AMSL 2,254 ft / 687 m
Coordinates 37°30′39″N 120°02′22″W / 37.51083°N 120.03944°W / 37.51083; -120.03944
Map
KMPI is located in California
KMPI
KMPI
Location of Mariposa-Yosemite Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 3,306 1,008 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 32,000
Based aircraft 52
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Mariposa-Yosemite Airport (IATA: RMYICAO: KMPIFAA LID: MPI, formerly O68) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Mariposa, in Mariposa County, California, United States. It is owned by the County of Mariposa.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Mariposa-Yosemite Airport is assigned MPI by the FAA but the IATA assigned MPI to Mamitupo, Panama).[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Mariposa-Yosemite Airport covers an area of 100 acres (40 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (8/26) measuring 3,306 x 60 ft (1,008 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 2, 2007, the airport had 32,000 aircraft operations, an average of 87 per day: 94% general aviation and 6% air taxi. There are 52 aircraft based at this airport: 96% single engine, 2% multi-engine and 2% ultralight.[1]

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was designated as Mariposa Air Force Auxiliary Field, and was an auxiliary training airfield for Merced Army Airfield, California.

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References[edit]

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

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