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Pilot Information

Get the details on flying into and out of SMF.

Aviation Facilities

The following is for information only. For flight planning purposes, please see the FAA Airport/Facility Directory

  • Runways 16L/34R and 16R/34L: Both 8,600’ x 150’, lighted with instrument approaches
  • Radio Aids to Navigation: VORTACW, METRE NBD, ILS/DME Category/Class IE through IIIE
  • Airfield Elevation: 27’ MSL
  • Traffic Pattern Altitude: None published, contact Capital Tower
  • 24-hour staffed control tower and ATC services

Radio Frequencies

  • ATIS: 126.75 / 916.874-0679
  • Clearance Delivery 121.1 / 256.7
  • NORCAL Approach / Departure Control: 125.4 (NE), 125.25 (S-SW), 127.4 (E-SE), 134.8 (W-N)
  • FAA Tower: Capital Tower 125.7 / 256.7
  • Capital Ground Control: 121.7

Noise Abatement Procedures

During the time period between 21:45 and 07:45 local time daily, turbojet IFR/VFR training operations shall be conducted in an east traffic pattern for Runway 16L, and assigned a heading of 010 and an altitude of 3,000 feet.

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Aviation Support Services

Ground support companies provide ground handling, fueling and other services to the aviation community. Most services are available 24 hours.

  • Aircraft Service International Group
    6850 Airport Boulevard, Suite 11, Sacramento, CA 95837 
    (916) 924.1982
  • Allied Aviation
    (916) 428.8292
  • Cesna/Citation
    5850 Citation Way, Sacramento, CA 95837
    (916) 929.5656
  • G.A.T Airline Ground Support
    6962 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95837
    (916) 927.9107
  • LSG/Sky Chefs Inc.
    6671 Lindbergh Drive, Sacramento, CA 95837
    (916) 924.3061
  • Worldwide Flight Services
    6982 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95837
    (916) 646.4204
  • Sacramento International Jet Center
    5885 Flightline Circle, Sacramento, CA 95837
    (916) 428.8292