Located at 225 Chuck Yeager Way, the Oroville Municipal Airport is located approximately 3 miles southwest of the downtown. The Airport has two runways: Runway 2-20 (6,020 feet long and 100 feet wide) and Runway 13-31 (3,540 feet long and 100 feet wide). The runway system is anchored by three major parallel taxiways:
- Taxiway A is a full-length 60-foot wide taxiway located on the east side of Runway 02-20
- Taxiway J is a full-length 40-foot wide taxiway located on the west side of Runway 13-31
- Taxiway R is a full-length 70-foot wide taxiway located on the east side of Runway 13-31
Three main apron areas exist on the airfield. The largest apron area is located around the Table Mountain Aviation FBO buildings. The FBO apron area is home to 38 tie-downs as well as the fuel tanks and provides access to Taxiway R to the west of the apron and Taxiway S to the north of the apron. The second largest apron area is located in the midfield area of the airfield, south of Runway 20. This apron area is home to 76 tie downs. The third apron area is located east of the Table Mountain Golf Course and provides space for 5 tie downs, and is ideal for golfers that fly to the Airport. The FBO is leased by Table Mountain Aviation and they can be contacted at (530) 533-1313.
Airport Rental & Lease Rates
|RENTAL/GROUND LEASE||MONTHLY RATE||SECURITY DEPOSIT|
|Hanger A & B||$225||$500|
|Hanger Building C||$250||$500|
|Ground Lease||Varies by Size - Call for Prices||Not Applicable|
Hanger Waiting List
The city periodically has hangers available for rental. If you wish to be placed on our waiting list, please call our Department or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1936, The City of Oroville acquired 188 acres of land to build an airport that would serve the community and its region. Two runways were constructed, Runway 1-19 and 12-30. These were later extended in 1941 as the City acquired additional land to expand the airport to a total of 428 acres.
In 1942, the airport was commandeered by the U.S. Army War Department and renamed Oroville Army Air Field (AAF). In addition to the 428 acres, the U.S. Army acquired 382 acres to expand the airfield and construct a cantonment area. From spring 1943 to summer 1944, Oroville AAF serves as a fighter group training installation. Listed “temporarily inactive” in 1945, Oroville AAF was later classified as surplus and was disposed of by the U.S. Army in 1948. The 428 acres leased from the City were returned, in addition to the 382 acres acquired by the Army, resulting in a total airport area of 810 acres.
Since 1948, the City has acquired additional land to further develop the airport and upgrade its facilities through various capital improvement programs. Today the airport encompasses approximately 877 acres and serves general aviation and business traffic, as well as experimental aircraft.
According to the 2005 Airport Master Records and Reports, there are 25 single engine fixed wing aircraft, 2 multi-engine fixed wing aircraft, one helicopter, and four ultra-light aircraft based at the airport. A total of 36,000 aircraft operations were recorded in 2005. Itinerant aviation traffic accounted for 20,000 of the 36,000 operations in 2005. Approximately 96 percent of the operations were general aviation related. Business related traffic contributed 1,500 air taxi operations in 2005. The airport has very competitive Avgas and Jet-A fuel prices. Avgas fueling is self service. Avgas is self-service only. Jet-A is both self-service and full-service. Table Mountain Aviation provides the full-service Jet A fuel truck (530-533-1313) and they provide Prist also for an additional fee.
A graphical depiction of all weather data is provided in the Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Winds are calm (wind less than 5 knots) 33.3 percent of the time. The hottest month of the year is July, with mean maximum temperatures of around 94?F. Per federal regulations, the desirable wind coverage is 95 percent. As shown in the ALP, wind coverage with Runway 02-20 and a 10.5 knot crosswind component is 90.4 percent. By combining both runways, 02-20 and 13-31, the wind coverage becomes 99.7 percent at a 10.5 knot crosswind component. 100 percent wind coverage is reached by combining both runways at 13, 16 and 20 knot crosswind components.
Airspace, Approaches and Navigational Aids
The airport does not have an air traffic control tower and is operated as a non-controlled airport. The Table Mountain Aviation Fixed Based Operator (FBO) is located on Chuck Yeager Way, at the main entrance of the Airport. In addition to its aircraft repair activities, the FBO ensures that the Airport operates safely by working with pilots and the general public while operating at the Airport, fueling or simply inquiring about flight lessons or leasing hangar spaces. The FBO is open during regular weekday business hours, and limited hours on Saturdays. The Airport is home to the Oroville Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1112 as well as the associated Oroville Foundation of Flight (OFOF).
The airport is within Class E Airspace, which includes all other controlled airspace besides Class A, B, C or D. Class E airspace begins at 14,500 feet MSL and rises up to, but not including 18,000 feet MSL above the ground. Both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are permitted to enter Class E airspace.
The Airport is under control of the Northern California (NORCAL) Approach Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility (TRACON) located in Sacramento, for all approaches to the Airport and departures under instrument flight plans. A Global Positioning System (GPS) approach is provided to Runway 1 for aircraft equipped with GPS receivers and the remaining three runways have visual approaches. A Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) navigational aid is located on the northwest corner of the Airport to allow aircraft to track low frequency radio bands to facilitate approaches into the Airport. The third published approach procedure is a VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) approach using the Marysville (MYV) Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC) in order for pilots to approach the Airport. Charts of the published instrument approach procedures are provided in the ALP.
The following navigational aid and aircraft-support facilities are located on the airfield:
- Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS).
- Non-Directional Beacon (NDB).
- Airport Rotating Beacon.