Sequoia Field Airport
|Sequoia Field Airport|
2006 USGS airphoto
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: D86|
|Owner||County of Tulare|
|Elevation AMSL||313 ft / 95 m|
Sequoia Field Airport (FAA LID: D86, formerly Q31) is a county-owned, public-use airport located eight nautical miles (15 km) north of the central business district of Visalia, a city in Tulare County, California, United States.
Activated 4 October 1941. Original airfield had 2,300' turf runway.
Visalia-Dinuba School of Aeronautics conducted basic flying training for the United States Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later Western Flying Training Command) under contract until inactivated in October 1944.
Sequoia field had possibly had up to six axillary airfields in local area. The only one located is Three Rivers Auxiliary Field, which was an all-way open field and no remains of it exist.
Transferred to Army Corps of Engineers 5 May 1945. The airfield was turned over to civil control in February 1947 though the War Assets Administration (WAA). Several wartime hangars still remain in use.
Facilities and aircraft
Sequoia Field covers an area of 150 acres (61 ha) at an elevation of 313 feet (95 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,012 by 60 feet (918 x 18 m).
For the 12-month period ending January 6, 2010, the airport had 12,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 32 per day. At that time there were 15 aircraft based at this airport: 40% single-engine, 27% multi-engine, 20% helicopter and 13% ultralight.
- FAA Airport Master Record for D86 ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
- Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
- Aerial image as of 1 June 1994 from USGS The National Map
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