French Valley Airport

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French Valley Airport
French Valley Airport Logo.png
French Valley Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of Riverside
OperatorRiverside County Economic Development Agency
ServesMurrieta, Temecula, French Valley, Winchester
LocationMurrieta
Elevation AMSL1,350 ft / 411 m
Coordinates33°34′27″N 117°07′43″W / 33.57417°N 117.12861°W / 33.57417; -117.12861Coordinates: 33°34′27″N 117°07′43″W / 33.57417°N 117.12861°W / 33.57417; -117.12861
Websitehttp://www.rcfva.com/
Maps
FAA Airport Sketch
FAA Airport Sketch
F70 is located in southern California
F70
F70
Location within Southern California
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations98,185
Based aircraft170

French Valley Airport (IATA: RBK, FAA LID: F70) is a county-owned public-use airport in southwestern Riverside County, California, located on Highway 79 near the cities of Murrieta and Temecula.[1][2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

French Valley Airport covers an area of 261 acres (106 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway which is designated as 18/36 and measures 6,000 x 75 ft (1,829 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2009, the airport had 98,185 aircraft operations, an average of 269 per day, all of which were general aviation. There are 170 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 1% jet aircraft, 2% helicopters and 1% ultralights.[1]

Facilities include The French Valley Cafe which serves three meals a day seven days a week. Best known for breakfast, the cafe also has a full bar with the occasional happy hour. Whilst the interior is decorated with air memorabilia and views overlooking the runway they also have a patio which allows for outdoor service. Due to this they remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic despite a more limited menu.

There is also Wings and Rotors Air Museum in hangar 7 (Bld 31), with military displays, flyable helicopters and an F-4 Phantom II in restoration to fly.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for F70 PDF, effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ French Valley Airport page at Riverside County EDA web site.

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