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Auburn Municipal Airport (California)

Auburn Municipal Airport (IATA: AUN, ICAO: KAUN, FAA LID: AUN) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) north of Auburn, serving Placer County, California, USA. The airport is mostly used for general aviation.[2]

Auburn Municipal Airport
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FAA Airport Diagram
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorCity of Auburn
ServesAuburn, California
Location3 mi (5 km) North of downtown
Elevation AMSL1,536 ft / 468 m
Coordinates38°57′17″N 121°04′54″W / 38.95472°N 121.08167°W / 38.95472; -121.08167
WebsiteAuburn Municipal Airport...
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 3,700 1,128 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Permanent Tie-Downs112
Transient Tie-Downs18

The City of Auburn owns and operates the airport.[3] The federal government built the airport in 1934 and used it to support mail service until 1946. In 1947, local residents worked to transfer the airport to the city from the federal government and private land owners.[4]

Services include air ambulance, aviation fuel, flight instruction, private charters & rentals, repairs & maintenance, a restaurant, and scenic tours. Private businesses provide these services.[5]

On 30 August 2009, a wildfire named the 49 Fire started southwest of the airport and spread north and east. The fire forced officials to close the airport for a couple days.[6] The fire burned 343 acres (1.39 km2) including the airport's western portion (right up to the runway).[7][8]


Auburn Municipal Airport covers 285 acres (115 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 7/25: 3,700 x 75 ft (1,128 x 23 m) plus 240 ft (73 m) overruns at each end, Surface: Asphalt

The City owns 285 acres (115 ha) around the airport. The airport occupies 205 acres (83 ha). An industrial park fills the remaining 80 acres (32 ha).

  • TGH Aviation
    • 2389 Rickenbacker Way, Auburn, CA 95602
    • Toll Free: (800)843-4976 Local: (530)823-6204
    • The Gyro House, d.b.a. TGH Aviation is a Part 145 Instrument Repair Station with a Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) on the Auburn Municipal Airport (KAUN). Services Available: Instrument & Avionics Overhauls, Exchanges and Sales, Instrument & Avionics Installation, and Pitot Static Certifications.
  • TGH Aviation Airport Shop
    • 13615 New Airport Rd, Auburn, CA 95602
    • Toll Free: (800)624-0660 Local: (530)886-3230
    • The TGH Aviation Airport Shop is a retail and on-line store. Supplies a large assortment of aviation supplies including: charting supplies, aircraft maintenance supplies, headsets, oxygen systems, avionics/GPS, aircraft memorabilia, children's aviation novelties and apparel.
  • FBO: Mach 5 Aviation, Inc. AKA: "The Pilot Clubhouse!"
    • 2409 Rickenbacker Way, Auburn, CA 95602
    • (530) 889-2000
    • Provides Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Training
  • FBO: Sunshine Flyers Flight School
    • 2410 Rickenbacker Way, Auburn, CA 95602
    • (530)-820-3442
    • Flight Training Center and Aircraft Rental. Flight instruction ranging from Advanced Training, Mountain Flying, Spin Training, Tailwheel Instruction, Sport Pilot, Private, Instrument and Commercial to CFI.


  1. ^ Auburn Municipal Airport Stats Archived June 29, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for AUN (Form 5010 PDF)
  3. ^ City of Auburn. "City of Auburn: Airport and Industrial Park". Archived from the original on 2015-07-04.
  4. ^ City of Auburn. "City of Auburn: About the Airport". Archived from the original on 2015-07-04.
  5. ^ City of Auburn. "City of Auburn: Airport Services". Archived from the original on 2015-07-01.
  6. ^ Kellar, Liz; Kleist, Trina; Moller, Dave (31 August 2009). "Auburn blaze: arson possible". The Union. Grass Valley, California. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009.
  7. ^ Placer County Community Development Department. "Aerial photo & map of 49 Fire". Archived from the original on 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  8. ^ CAL FIRE. "Forty Nine (49) Fire Incident Information]"..

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