Sierra Sky Park Airport

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Coordinates: 36°50′25″N 119°52′10″W / 36.84028°N 119.86944°W / 36.84028; -119.86944

Sierra Sky Park Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: E79
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Herndon-Doolittle Assc, Inc.
Serves Fresno, California
Elevation AMSL 321 ft / 98 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 2,920 890 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 12,500
Based aircraft 40

Sierra Sky Park Airport (FAA LID: E79, formerly Q60) is a privately owned, public-use airport located seven miles (11 km) northwest of the central business district of Fresno, a city in Fresno County, California, United States.[1]

Other area airports are Fresno Chandler Executive Airport and Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

History[edit]

Sierra Sky Park was created in 1946 on 130 acres (52 ha) nestled against the San Joaquin River, and is the first residential aviation community in the world. William and Doris Smilie are credited for creating this airport/neighborhood hybrid and in 1953 built the first of the 110 homes in the project.[2] Residents can land, taxi down extra-wide avenues, and pull up and park in the driveway at home.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Sierra Sky Park Airport covers an area of 34 acres (14 ha) which contains one runway designated 12/30 with a 2,920 x 50 ft (890 x 15 m) asphalt pavement. For the 12-month period ending March 29, 2007, the airport had 12,500 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 34 per day. At that time there were 40 aircraft based at this airport: 98 percent single-engine and 2 percent multi-engine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for E79 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ Larry Paquette (2001). "50-Year Flight Of Fancy". Plane & Pilot Magazine. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  3. ^ "The Front-Door Fliers". Time Magazine. 10 December 1965. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 

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