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O23 Ranchaero Airport
Chico, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 MAY 2009

Location

FAA Identifier: O23
Lat/Long: 39-43-10.7000N / 121-52-14.0000W
39-43.178333N / 121-52.233333W
39.7196389 / -121.8705556
(estimated)
Elevation: 173 ft. / 53 m (estimated)
Variation: 17E (1985)
From city: 1 mile W of CHICO, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 95928

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1946
Sectional chart: SAN FRANCISCO
Control tower: no
ARTCC: OAKLAND CENTER
FSS: RANCHO MURIETA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: RIU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0900-1700
Pattern altitude: 973 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no
TRAFFIC PATTERN INDICATORS ONLY.
Lights: NONE

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3 at CIC (5 nm N): 119.675 (530-879-3850)
WX ASOS at OVE (18 nm SE): 121.425 (530-533-5792)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
CICr178/4.3CHICO VOR/DME109.8016E
RBLr126/28.3RED BLUFF VORTAC115.7018E
MXWr016/29.1MAXWELL VORTAC110.0018E
ILAr353/39.6WILLIAMS VORTAC114.4018E
MYVr324/39.7MARYSVILLE VOR/DME110.8016E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
OROVILLE304/17.721216EOVE --- ...- .
PROBERTA128/29.133816EPBT .--. -... -

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 2156 x 30 ft. / 657 x 9 m
Surface: asphalt, in poor condition
SMALL CRACKS IN PAVEMENT SFC.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: GROSS WEIGHT STRENGTH ESTIMATED PRVDD BY AMGR 12000 LBS.
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 39-43.330760N39-43.011790N
Longitude: 121-52.329463W121-52.127318W
Elevation: 172.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Displaced threshold: 300 ft.200 ft.
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 10 ft. trees, 200 ft. from runway
RWY 14 +15 FT ROAD 100 FT FM; +35 FT TREES 135 FT FM; +10 FT TREES 160 FT FM RY END.
20 ft. trees, 230 ft. from runway, 1:1 slope to clear
RWY 32 ORCHARD WITH +20 FT TREES LEFT & RIGHT 34 FT FM RY END.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: RANCHAERO INC
2599 OAK PARK AVE
CHICO, CA 95928
Phone 530-342-5242
Manager: GARY GRIGGS
2599 OAK PARK AVE
CHICO, CA 95928
Phone 530-342-5242

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 34
Single engine airplanes: 30
Helicopters: 4
    
Aircraft operations: avg 96/week *
80% local general aviation
20% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2004

Additional Remarks

ARPT SURROUNDED BY +20 FT ORCHARD TREES.
PPR FOR ULTRALIGHTS CALL (530) 540-8982.
AGRICULTURE ACFT OPERNS PROHIBITED.
TGL PROHIBITED.
RY 14 HAS +80 FT TREES 1200 FT FM THLD 80 FT R.
+100 FT ANT ON TOP OF HGR W OF THLD RY 14.
ARPT CLSD TO NIGHT OPNS.
STUDENT PILOT SOLO FLIGHTS PROHIBITED.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at O23.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCIC - Chico Municipal Airport (5 nm N)
O37 - Haigh Field Airport (13 nm W)
KOVE - Oroville Municipal Airport (18 nm SE)
KWLW - Willows-Glenn County Airport (20 nm SW)
KRBL - Red Bluff Municipal Airport (31 nm NW)
 
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Area around O23 (Ranchaero Airport)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of O23 (Ranchaero Airport)
Photo by P. J. Reinders
Photo taken 04-Oct-2007

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From to O23

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 27-May-2009
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1312:13
Sunrise05:4512:45
Sunset20:2403:24
Evening civil twilight20:5603:56

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  27-May-2009 17:32:36
Local (UTC-7)  27-May-2009 10:32:36
 
METAR
KCIC 
4nm NE 
271558Z 00000KT 60SM FEW200 A2985
KOVE 
18nm SE 
271653Z AUTO 15006KT 10SM CLR 28/14 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP111 T02780139 TSNO
TAF
KRBL 
31nm NW 
271128Z 2712/2812 33007KT P6SM SKC FM272000 15007KT P6SM FEW250 FM280600 VRB04KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

 Business Name   Contact    Services / Description  Fuel Prices Comments
Ranchaero Airport 530-342-5242
no information available

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SS 
100LL 
$3.55 
 Updated 26-Apr-2009
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Where to Stay: Hotels, Motels, Resorts, B&Bs;, Campgrounds

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Hotels near Ranchaero Airport

Miles Price ($)
HOTEL DIAMOND 1.7 139-319
HERITAGE INN EXPRESS CHICO 1.8 65-107
CHICO DAYS INN 1.8 59-69
VAGABOND INN CHICO 1.9 57-59
THUNDERBIRD LODGE 1.9 58
SAFARI INN 2.4 45-60
HOLIDAY INN CHICO 2.6 
SUPER 8 CHICO CA 2.7 51-80
BEST WESTERN HERITAGE INN CHIC 2.9 108-120
OXFORD SUITES CHICO 3.5 95-135
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CHICO 3.5 102-109
RESIDENCE INN CHICO 3.5 101-169

Distances are approximate, and may vary depending on the actual route traveled and the location of the travel start on the airport.
    

Hotels in other cities near Ranchaero Airport

12 in Chico
3 in Paradise
 

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