Sacramento Executive Airport

Sacramento Executive Airport

Infobox Airport
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type = Public
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operator = Sacramento County
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location = Sacramento, California
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r1-number = 2/20
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Sacramento Executive Airport Airport codes|SAC|KSAC|SAC, also known as simply Executive Airport, is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. The airport covers convert|540|acre|ha|0|lk=on and has three runways (two lighted) and one helipad.

On September 24, 1972, a former RCAF F-86 flown by a civilian pilot as part of an airshow crashed into Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor shortly after take-off, killing 22 people, including 12 children. It was the worst ground-related aircraft disaster in the United States at the time. [ [ "Farrell's Crash" as retrieved from] on December 13, 2006.]


When it opened in 1930, Executive Airport was originally known as Sutterville Aerodrome. As the city-owned facility continuously expanded, in 1941 construction was underway to pave and extend the airport's three runways.

The U.S. Army Corps took over the airport during World War II. After the war, control over the airport was returned to the city and the facility was officially renamed Sacramento Municipal Airport. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, improvement were made to parking and taxiway paving, water and sewer systems, and runway/taxiway lighting. The terminal building was constructed in 1955 along with some navigational aids and T-hangars.

In October 1967, commercial airline operations were moved to the newly opened Sacramento Metropolitan Airport and Sacramento Municipal Airport was renamed Sacramento Executive Airport. The County of Sacramento also became the operator of both airports at that time. Since then, Executive Airport has become Northern California's primary general aviation airport, offering a wide range of general aviation services.

Executive Airport has always been an important asset to the greater Sacramento area. Executive is self-supporting. It receives no city, county, or tax money. All operating expenses are paid for by the income it receives from businesses or individuals who use it.


Sacramento Executive Airport is a general aviation airport which offers many facilities and services. In addition to an FAA tower, the airport has three paved runways (two lighted) and offers tie-downs and hangar rentals.

Over 20 businesses are located at Executive, providing a wide range of services including: air charters; aircraft sales, rentals and repairs; flight training; pilot supplies; computer-based testing; and car rentals.

Located 10 minutes from downtown Sacramento, Executive is close to tourist attractions such as Old Sacramento, the State Capitol, Cal Expo State Fairgrounds and ARCO Arena (home of the Sacramento Kings). The airport is also located near three public golf courses and major shopping areas. Because of its location, it is easy to see why in 2004 the average amount of aircraft operations per day were 370 [ [ AirNav info for Sac Executive] ] .

Executive offers three runways and two of them are lighted: Runway 2/20 is 5,503 x 150 feet. A Medium Intensity Approach Light System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights is installed on Runway 2. REIL and VASI are on Runway 20. The FAA contract control tower operates 0600-2100 (local).

Fuel is available from trucks or 24 hour self serve credit card pumps and plenty of tie down and transient parking is available, the first six hours of which are free. There is plenty of automobile parking in front of the terminal and is also free for the first 72 hours.


Amenities at Sacramento Executive Airport include: [ [ About Executive Airport] ]
* Pilot's Lounge
* SACjet terminal with available meeting rooms
* Executive Airport terminal with available meeting rooms
* Disabled access, accommodations, and services throughout the facilities
* Restaurant in the terminal building
* Self-serve 100 LL Avgas, Jet A, tie-downs, hangar space, FBO and line services
* Contract control tower 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (SERCO)
* Free, short-term (72-hour) auto parking

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Aviators overlooks the airfield and can hold up to 190 people. They are available for banquet use and other events.

ee also

* California World War II Army Airfields


External links

* [ Executive Airport] (official Sacramento County Airport System site)

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