Sacramento Mather Airport

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Sacramento Mather Airport
Mather AFB CA - 17 Aug 1998.jpg
USGS aerial photo as of 17 Aug 1998
Airport type Public
Owner Sacramento County
Serves Sacramento, California
Elevation AMSL 98 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 38°33′14″N 121°17′51″W / 38.55389°N 121.29750°W / 38.55389; -121.29750
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4R/22L 11,301 3,445 Asphalt/Concrete
4L/22R 6,038 1,840 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 30 9 Asphalt
H2 100 30 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 101,000
Based aircraft 152
Source: FAA[1] and airport web page[2]

Sacramento Mather Airport (IATA: MHRICAO: KMHRFAA LID: MHR), also known as simply Mather Airport, is a county-owned public-use airport located 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of the central business district of Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is located on the site of the former Mather Air Force Base which was closed in 1993.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Sacramento Mather Airport covers an area of 2,875 acres (1,163 ha) at an elevation of 99 feet (30 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 4L/22R is 6,040 by 150 feet (1,841 x 46 m) with an asphalt pavement; 4R/22L is 11,301 by 150 feet (3,445 x 46 m) with a concrete and asphalt surface. The airport also has two helipads: H1 is 30 x 30 ft. (9 x 9 m); H2 is 100 x 100 ft. (30 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 101,000 aircraft operations, an average of 276 per day: 55% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 16% scheduled commercial and 10% military. At that time there were 152 aircraft based at this airport: 23% single-engine, 24% multi-engine, 2% jet, 24% helicopter and 27% military.[1]

Cargo Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight Reno/Tahoe
UPS Airlines Louisville, Ontario, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe


On February 17, 2000 an Emery Worldwide DC-8 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from this airport.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for MHR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-07-31.
  2. ^ Mather Airport, official Sacramento County Airport System website.
  3. ^ "Emery DC-8 cargo plane crashes near Sacramento, California"., retrieved December 13, 2006.
  4. ^ "Safety Board Finds Poor Maintenance Caused Sacramento, Calif., Airport Crash"., retrieved December 13, 2006.

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