Franklin Field (California)

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Franklin Field

Franklin Air Force Auxiliary Field
Franklin Field - California.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
Airport typePublic
OperatorSacramento County
LocationFranklin, Sacramento County, California
Elevation AMSL21 ft / 6.4 m
Coordinates38°18′18″N 121°25′47″W / 38.30500°N 121.42972°W / 38.30500; -121.42972Coordinates: 38°18′18″N 121°25′47″W / 38.30500°N 121.42972°W / 38.30500; -121.42972
F72 is located in California
Location of Franklin Field
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,240 988 Asphalt
9/27 3,100 945 Asphalt

Franklin Field (FAA LID: F72), formerly Q53, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Franklin in Sacramento County, California, USA. It is mostly used for general aviation. The airport was used for bomber training during World War II and in 1947 it was acquired by the County of Sacramento.


Franklin Field covers 496 acres (201 ha) and has two runways:

  • Runway 18/36: 3,240 x 60 ft (988 x 18 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 9/27: 3,100 x 60 ft (945 x 18 m), Surface: Asphalt

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was designated as Franklin Air Force Auxiliary Field, and was an auxiliary training airfield for both Mather Army Airfield and Stockton Army Airfield, California.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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