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Fall River Mills Airport

Fall River Mills Airport (FAA LID: O89) is a public airport located off Main Street, in downtown Fall River Mills, serving Shasta County, northern California.[1]

Fall River Mills Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationFall River Mills, California
Elevation AMSL3,323 ft / 1,013 m
Coordinates41°01′07.587″N 121°25′59.93″W / 41.01877417°N 121.4333139°W / 41.01877417; -121.4333139Coordinates: 41°01′07.587″N 121°25′59.93″W / 41.01877417°N 121.4333139°W / 41.01877417; -121.4333139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,000 1,524 Asphalt

The airport has one runway, and is mostly used for general aviation.[1] It is the only airport within 75 miles (121 km) of Redding and Alturas.

FacilitiesEdit

Fall River Mills Airport has one runway:

  • Runway 2/20: 5,000 x 75 ft (1,524 x 23 m). Surface: Asphalt

The airport has nine permanent t-hangars, five Portable hangars, approximately 30 tie-downs, and provides aviation fuel sales. The airport is equipped with runway lights which are designed to be turned on at night by the pilots as they approach the airport.[1]

 
Sign for Tonkin Field at Fall River Mills Airport.

HistoryEdit

The airport was originally built in the 1940s as Tonkin Field, a location to train pilots for World War II[2]. Over the years, the airport has been maintained and upgraded largely due to funding provided from the California Aid to Airports Program (CAAP).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Shasta County D.P.W,http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/pw_index/plans_programs/frm_airport.aspx Archived 2011-04-06 at the Wayback Machine, April, 2010
  2. ^ "Fall River Mills". High Country Real Estate. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  3. ^ "Department of Public Works Fall River Mills Airport". archive.li. 2003-12-28. Archived from the original on 2003-12-28. Retrieved 2017-06-13.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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