Rancho Murieta Airport (ICAO: KRIU, FAA LID: RIU) is a public-use airport located one mile (1.6 km) west of the central business district of Rancho Murieta, in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is privately owned by Rancho Murieta Airport Inc.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Rancho Murieta Airport is assigned RIU by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Rancho Murieta Airport covers an area of 76 acres (31 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (4/22) measuring 3,800 x 75 ft (1,158 x 23 m).For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2002, the airport had 27,500 aircraft operations, an average of 75 per day: 96% general aviation and 4% air taxi. There are 64 aircraft based at this airport: 80% single engine, 8% multi-engine, 11% helicopters, and 2% ultralight.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.
This app is based on the Google Maps API, which on the one hand provides a powerful programming interface for web-based mapping applications, and on the other hand opens access to high quality satellite imagery for places all over the world.
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