French Valley Airport (IATA: RBK, FAA LID: F70) is a county-owned public-use airport in southwestern Riverside County, California, located on Highway 79 near the cities of Murrieta and Temecula.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
French Valley Airport covers an area of 261 acres (106 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway which is designated as 18/36 and measures 6,000 x 75 ft (1,829 x 23 m).For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2009, the airport had 98,185 aircraft operations, an average of 269 per day, all of which were general aviation. There are 170 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 1% jet aircraft, 2% helicopters and 1% ultralights.There is also Wings and Rotors Air Museum in hangar 7 (Bld 31), with military displays, flyable helicopters and an F-4 Phantom II in restoration to fly.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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