Rancho Murieta Airport

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Rancho Murieta Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Rancho Murieta Airport Inc.
Location Rancho Murieta, California
Elevation AMSL 141 ft / 43 m
Coordinates 38°29′12″N 121°06′10″W / 38.48667°N 121.10278°W / 38.48667; -121.10278
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 3,800 1,158 Asphalt
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations 27,500
Based aircraft 64

Rancho Murieta Airport (ICAO: KRIUFAA LID: RIU) is a public-use airport located one mile (1.6 km) west of the central business district of Rancho Murieta, in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is privately owned by Rancho Murieta Airport Inc.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Rancho Murieta Airport is assigned RIU by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Rancho Murieta Airport covers an area of 76 acres (31 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (4/22) measuring 3,800 x 75 ft (1,158 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2002, the airport had 27,500 aircraft operations, an average of 75 per day: 96% general aviation and 4% air taxi. There are 64 aircraft based at this airport: 80% single engine, 8% multi-engine, 11% helicopters, and 2% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RIU (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KRIU - Rancho Murieta, California

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