Nut Tree Airport

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Nut Tree Airport
YAK 9U N4425S (8117593833).jpg
Yak-9U at Nut Tree Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorCounty of Solano
ServesVacaville, California
Elevation AMSL117 ft / 36 m
Coordinates38°22′40″N 121°57′42″W / 38.37778°N 121.96167°W / 38.37778; -121.96167
Websitewww.co.solano.ca.us/...
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 4,700 1,433 Asphalt
Statistics (1995)
Aircraft operations101,500
Based aircraft180

Nut Tree Airport (ICAO: KVCB, FAA LID: VCB, formerly O45) is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northeast of the central business district of Vacaville, in Solano County, California, United States.[1]

The airport is near the junction of Interstates 80 and 505.[2] It is adjacent to the Nut Tree retail/commercial development, which replaced a historic US 40 highway stop from which both derive their name.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Nut Tree Airport covers an area of 262 acres (106 ha) at an elevation of 117 feet (36 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,700 by 75 feet (1,433 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 3, 1995, the airport had 101,500 aircraft operations, an average of 278 per day: 98.5% general aviation and 1.5% air taxi. At that time there were 180 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 8% multi-engine and 2% jet.[1]

History[edit]

The Nut Tree Airport was founded in 1955 by Ed Power Jr., an aviation enthusiast and the son of Nut Tree founders Ed "Bunny" Power Sr. and Helen Harbison Power, as a way of attracting aviators to the Nut Tree.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for VCB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Nut Tree Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  3. ^ "Ed Power, Nut Tree owner, aviation legend". Kenwood Press. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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