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The Chowchilla Municipal Airport, established in 1947, offers corporate and private businesses the opportunity to utilize the airport for business purposes. This general aviation airport is situated on approximately 32 acres on the southeast edge of the City of Chowchilla and is under the day-to-day supervision of the Public Works Department. The City Administrator serves as the Airport Manager.

Location: Southeast corner of City of Chowchilla on west side of Highway 99 in the County of Madera.
FAA Identifier: 206
Frequency: ACTVT MIRL RY 12/30 CTAF: 122.9
Field Elevation: 242 feet / 74 m (estimated)
Reference Point: Lat - 37 06 45   Long - 120 14 49
Physical Address: 16487 Avenue 25, Chowchilla, CA  93610
Information Phone: (559) 665-8615, ext. 789

Building facilities consist of 11 permanent T-hangars, 10 permanent and 5 transient tie-down spaces, 1 Fixed Base Operation (FBO) located on the east side of the runway, and 1 large hangar next to 2 portable hangars. Thiel Air Care Inc. (FBO) conducts his business on the airport offering aerial agricultural services to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley. 

The Chowchilla Municipal Airport is an uncontrolled airport with no on-site supervisor or tower. Pilots are directed to check FAA Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) for temporary flight restrictions by clicking on link above or by calling flight service at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

At this time, the airport does not have aviation gasoline fuel. The closest source for fuel is the Madera Municipal Airport, who sells aviation gasoline and jet fuel 24 hours a day. The Madera Airport is located three miles northwest of the City of Madera (approx. 10 minutes south of Chowchilla air time).

Airport operations are funded through various revenue sources: City Enterprise funds, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds, California State Department of Transportation Aeronautics Aid to Airports Program, and airport user fees.

The main runway is 3,250 feet long with a lighted approach aid for night operations, equipment with visual glide-slope indicator (2-box VASI on left - R/W 30) which has a straight in, non-precision instrument approach, & will accommodate small twin aircraft. 
Runways 12/30 3250' long x 60' wide, 300' paved overruns at each end
R/W End Data: Lighting: MIRL, VASI, R/W 30 only

VOR approach  R/W 30
GPS straight in  R/W 30

R/W 30 - Right @ 1000' AGL
R/W 12 - Left @ 1000' AGL

Crop dusters on runway 30/12 and all quadrants. Pilots are requested to use R/W 12 for calm wind takeoffs.

Approach to RW 12 +35' power lines 1150' from threshold on extended runway centerline.

ARTCC: Oakland Center
FSS: Rancho Murieta Flight Service Station
Notams facility: RIU (Notam-D service available)
Pattern Altitude: 1000' AGL
Segmented Circle: Yes

For information from, CLICK HERE

For information on hangar availability, CLICK HERE