Amador County Airport

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Amador County Airport
Westover Field
Amador County Airport diagram.png
Airport type Public
Owner County of Amador
Serves Jackson, California
Elevation AMSL 1,690 ft / 515 m
Coordinates 38°22′36″N 120°47′38″W / 38.37667°N 120.79389°W / 38.37667; -120.79389
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 3,401 1,037 Asphalt
Statistics (1997)
Aircraft operations 25,000
Based aircraft 89

Amador County Airport (ICAO: KJAQFAA LID: JAQ, formerly O70), also known as Westover Field, is a county-owned public-use airport in Amador County, California, United States. It is located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northwest of the central business district of Jackson, California.[1] The airport is mostly used for general aviation.

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned JAQ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[2] (which assigned JAQ to Jacquinot Bay Airport in Papua New Guinea[3]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Amador County Airport covers an area of 110 acres (45 ha) at an elevation of 1,690 feet (515 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 1/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,401 by 60 feet (1,037 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 1, 1997, the airport had 25,000 aircraft operations, an average of 68 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 89 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 3% helicopter and 5% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for JAQ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Amador County Airport (ICAO: KJAQ, FAA: JAQ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jacquinot Bay Airport (IATA: JAQ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 

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