General Aviation & Pilot Information

From general aviation services to pilot information including low visibility operations, here’s what you need to know.

Pilot Information

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Airport Coordinates:Latitude: 36° 46' 35.6000" N Longitude: 119° 43' 07.8000" W
Hours Attended:Continuous
Type of Landing Facility:Open to the Public
Distance & Direction From Reference City:5 miles NE of Fresno, CA
Traffic Pattern Altitude:1,302.9 ft. MSL
Traffic Pattern Direction:Tower Controlled
Airport Hours of Operation:24 Hours
Lights:Dusk to Dawn
Field Elevation:335.9 ft. / 102.4m (surveyed)
Magnetic Variation:14E (2005)
VORTAC/DME Waypoint:CZQr129/8.0 (Clovis -VORTAC) FRAr180/20.6 (Friant -VORTAC) VISr319/27.0 (Visalia – VOR/DME)
Aeronautical Charts:San Francisco Sectional NOS L-2 Jeppesen US (LO) 3 Enroute Low Altitude charts
Published Instrument Approaches:LOC/DMERunway 11L ILS/DME to (Cat III) Runway 29R
Radio Frequencies:Fresno Tower..............118.2
Fresno Ground............121.7
Departure Control.......119.6 (240-090) 132.35 (091-239)
Approach Control........119.6 (240-090) 132.35 (091-239)
Prescott Arizona..........122.55/122.2
Telephone Numbers:Prescott Arizona................. (800) 992-7433 ("WX BRIEF")
San Joaquin Valley Office (HNX) NW..... (559) 584-3752 (Hanford)
Fresno ATCT-TRACON……………….… (559) 454-9800
Fresno FSDO-17..................................... (559) 454-0286
Aviation Weather Information - Caltrans Aeronautics Division:

Airport Rates, Landing Fees And Charges

Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Plan (SMGCS)

This Fresno Yosemite International Airport Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (FYI–SMGCS) Plan describes enhancements, procedures and actions that are applicable to the airport operator, Airport Traffic Control (ATC), airlines, and other tenants of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI [KFAT]) during low visibility operations.

Safety Information

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a Joint Use facility with the California Air National Guard 144th Fighter Wing. Their Flight Safety Office has published information to help pilots be aware of the military aviation activity in the local Fresno area and share the skies safely with these aircraft. Take a look at their Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Pamphlet or go to their website for other safety information.

Fresno Chandler Executive Airport

The Fresno Chandler Executive Airport provides general aviation service to the central San Joaquin Valley. View more information on the Chandler Executive Page.

Fixed Based Operators and Aviation Services

Atlantic Aviation

Fixed Based Operator
Aircraft Maintenance, Storage, Fuel, Rentals
5007 E Andersen Ave Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: +1.559.251.1555
FAX: +1.559.251.1566

APR Aviation

Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics, 02/N2
5045 E. Andersen Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: +1.800.982.8466

Boling Air Media

Aerial Advertising
Chris Boling & MaryAnn Boling
4955 E. Andersen Ave., Ste. 120, Fresno CA 93727
Phone: +1.559.244.5741 or +1.559.244.5740

Flight Level Aviation

Aircraft Charter, Management, Maintenance & Sales
P.O. Box 1016, Clovis CA 93612
Phone: +1.559.575.8199


Air Charter Service
Steve Giuffrida
4955 E. Anderson Ave, Suite 100 Fresno, CA 93727
C- +1.559.513.3588
W- +1.559.903.6131

Signature Flight Support

Fixed Based Operator
Aircraft Maintenance, Storage, Fuel
3050 N. Winery Fresno, CA 93703
Phone: +1.559.981.2490
FAX: +1.559.981.2598

Latitude 33˚ Aviation

Executive Charter Service
Phone: +1.800.840.0310

Paragon Executive Charter

Executive Charter Service
3050 N. Winery Ave., Fresno CA 93703
Phone: +1.559.492.9403

Noise Abatement

The procedures described below are mandatory and designed to minimize aircraft noise disturbance to homes near the Fresno airports. Your compliance with our noise abatement procedures is extremely important in maintaining goodwill between the airports and the surrounding communities. The Fresno Yosemite International procedures reflect policies established by the FAR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program (City of Fresno Ordinance No. 92-77). Download a PDF of the information in this section here.

Traffic Pattern Altitudes:

Helicopters - 803' MSL Single-Engine Airplanes (reciprocating engine) - 1303' MSL Multiengine Airplanes (reciprocating engine & turboprop) - 1803' MSL Turbojet Airplanes - 2303' MSL

Small Single-engine and Multiengine Airplanes:

(Maximum certificated takeoff weight less than 12,500 lbs) After takeoff, climb on runway heading until passing 850' MSL (single-engine) or 1000' MSL (multiengine). For safety and noise abatement, initial climb out at best rate-of-climb (Vy) is recommended.

Turbojet and Large Multiengine Airplanes:

(Maximum certificated takeoff weight over 12,500 lbs)

  • Ensure contact with ATC prior to entering Class “C” airspace. Expect left-hand traffic pattern for Runway 11L -- right-hand pattern for Runway 29R.
  • When conducting VFR test-, check-, or training-flights and making approaches to Runway 11L, maintain at or above 2000' MSL until established on a 5 nautical mile (localizer DME) final. A normal approach path (approximate 3 degree angle) will be flown on final. No practice missed-approaches or go-arounds to Runway 11L.
  • Opposite direction approaches to Runway 11L are not authorized when Runway 29R is in use. Runway 11L Preferential Usage: Should Runway29R be in use, large turbojet aircraft will receive an ATC clearance for an opposite-direction takeoff on Runway 11L between the local hours of 2400 and 0500.

All Aircraft:

  • Intersection takeoffs from Runway 29L are not permitted, except during single-runway capability operations (Runway 11L-29R closed/unusable). Intersection takeoffs from Runway 29R are only permitted from Taxiway "B2", except during single-runway capability operations (Runway 11R-29L closed/unusable).
  • Test- or check-flights, practice landings and low approaches, and stop- or touch-and-go operations are permitted only between 0700 and 2200 local time Monday through Saturday, and between 1000 and 1800 local time on Sundays.
  • Engine maintenance run-ups are permitted between 0500 and 2200 local time on the Taxiway "B2" run-up pad (between Runway 29L and Taxiway "B") only, except for other time periods and/or locations authorized by airport management in advance.