Airport

Crime: Storage burglaries, cars entered

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Cut padlocks and thefts from storage spaces were reported over the weekend at the Rancho Murieta Airport storage facility. In unrelated incidents, a number of unlocked cars parked outside overnight in Murieta North were entered. Read more >> Read more » about Crime: Storage burglaries, cars entered

Discussing their high-flying hobby

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RagWing

The second annual West Coast RagWing Roundup -- an informal get-together staged by Murietan Dick Valladao -- took place Saturday at Rancho Murieta Airport. It brought together owners of antique and classic airplanes and offered visiting pilots the opportunity to talk shop and do a bit of bragging about their colorful aircraft. Read more » about Discussing their high-flying hobby

Video: Airshow files a flight plan for the future

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Saturday's Rancho Murieta Airshow was just the first of this era, the organizer says, and it was a good start. Held to mark Armed Forces Day, the show harkened back to Rancho Murieta air shows decades ago. This one had lots of aircraft, lots of food and hundreds of spectators. The video tells the story. Read more » about Video: Airshow files a flight plan for the future

Air show coming to RM Airport May 19

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Air show

A May 19 air show at Rancho Murieta Airport will offer a variety of planes.

Rancho Murieta Airport  is holding an air show Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of Armed Forces Day. The event features rock-star pilots of the air show industry, military and warbirds fly-bys, airplane and helicopter rides, and a variety of food and refreshments.

Parking is free and general admission tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.  Children under 12 are admitted free. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Read more » about Air show coming to RM Airport May 19

RM Airport challenges its security tax bill

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Airport

The owner of Rancho Murieta Airport Inc. has said his organization pays more for Rancho Murieta's security tax than it does for insurance.  (2010 file photo)

Rancho Murieta Airport is challenging the amount it's taxed for Security services, a challenge that has been playing out for months in Community Services District committee meetings.  The challenge to the tax -- the foundation of the community's security operation -- goes to the full CSD board Wednesday. Read more » about RM Airport challenges its security tax bill

'Mayday' call at Airport ends safely

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Officials monitoring aircraft radio heard a mayday call from a female pilot on approach at Rancho Murieta Airport around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.  The plane’s engine died, officials explained later, but the pilot managed to land the plane safely. Read more » about 'Mayday' call at Airport ends safely

Event honors old-time planes

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Pilots

All makes and models of new and old fabric-covered airplanes were welcome at the first annual West Coast Ragwing Round-up, held at Rancho Murieta Airport over the weekend. Visiting pilots talked shop, displayed colorful aircraft and showed what they could do in the air. Saturday's schedule included a barbecue dinner followed by an awards presentation. The pilots' event ended Sunday afternoon. Read more » about Event honors old-time planes

Two injured, one critically, in accident at RM Airport

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Plane crash

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire responded when the aircraft crashed around 9:45 Thursday morning.

Two men in a small, experimental aircraft were injured when the plane skidded, ran off the runway at Rancho Murieta Airport and flipped over about 9:45 a.m. Thursday. One man was critically injured and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, according to Capt. Christian Pebbles of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. The other man, who had lesser injuries, was transported by ambulance, he said. Read more » about Two injured, one critically, in accident at RM Airport

Planning group hears proposed changes for Airport, Sloughhouse Inn

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A plan to add storage for recreational vehicles and boats on 15 acres of unused property at Rancho Murieta Airport made its debut at the Cosumnes Community Planning Advisory Council Wednesday evening. The council also heard a proposal intended to divide the historic Sloughhouse Inn property to help sell it and a request for a use permit authorizing the present scope of operations at the Davis Ranch produce stand. Read more » about Planning group hears proposed changes for Airport, Sloughhouse Inn

New airport owner wants to see business take off again

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Brad Beer

“I’m here for the long haul," says Brad Beer, the new owner of Rancho Murieta Airport. "Little by little we’ll bring her back to life.”

Saturday morning, Brad Beer stood on the tarmac at Rancho Murieta Airport. Squinting in the bright sunlight, he took in the parked planes dotting the asphalt, the thousands of feet of runway, a cluster of cavernous hangars and remarked with a grin, “How many people own an airport?” Read more » about New airport owner wants to see business take off again

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