Fall River Mills Airport

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Fall River Mills Airport
Airport type Public
Location Fall River Mills, California
Elevation AMSL 3,323 ft / 1,013 m
Coordinates 41°01′07.587″N 121°25′59.93″W / 41.01877417°N 121.4333139°W / 41.01877417; -121.4333139Coordinates: 41°01′07.587″N 121°25′59.93″W / 41.01877417°N 121.4333139°W / 41.01877417; -121.4333139
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,600 1,097 Asphalt

Fall River Mills Airport (FAA LID: O89) is a public airport located off Main Street, in downtown Fall River Mills, serving Shasta County, northern California.[1]

The airport has one runway, and is mostly used for general aviation.[1] It is the only airport within 75 miles (121 km) of Redding and Alturas.


Fall River Mills Airport has one runway:

  • Runway 2/20: 3,600 x 75 ft (1,097 x 23 m). Surface: Asphalt

The airport has nine permanent t-hangars, five Portable hangars, approximately 30 tie-downs, and provides aviation fuel sales. The airport is equipped with runway lights which are designed to be turned on at night by the pilots as they approach the airport.[1]

Sign for Tonkin Field at Fall River Mills Airport.


The airport was originally built in the 1940s as Tonkin Field, a location to train pilots for World War II. Over the years, the airport has been maintained and upgraded largely due to funding provided from the California Aid to Airports Program (CAAP).


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