Sierra Sky Park Airport
|Sierra Sky Park Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: E79|
|Owner||Herndon-Doolittle Assc, Inc.|
|Elevation AMSL||321 ft / 98 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
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.
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. Residents can land, taxi down extra-wide avenues, and pull up and park in the driveway at home.
Facilities and aircraft
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.