10425 Norden Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
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- One of the longest runways on West Coast
- Pilot’s lounge
- Full service fixed-base operator (FBO)
- Meeting rooms available in terminal&FBO
- 24-hour Air Traffic Control tower
- Free, 72-hour automobile parking
- California Capital Airshow
Hours of Operation24/7
Operated by Sacramento County Airport System, Mather Airport (MHR) is 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento and specializes in cargo and general aviation.
Mather is conveniently located along US 50 and hosts the annual California Capital Airshow.
The airport's features include an FAA tower, instrument approaches, tie down rentals and more.
One of the two lighted and paved runways is 11,300 feet, one of the longest in California.
Mather Airport’s tenants also offer a variety of aviation services including a full-service FBO, aircraft repair, flight training, and car rentals.
The name, “Mather Field,” was inspired by Carl Mather, a Second Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps.
Lieutenant Mather was tragically killed on January 25, 1918 at the age of 16 during one of the first training classes for World War I pilots at Ellington Field. H
is classmates were later stationed at Mills Field and requested that the facility be renamed in Mather’s honor. On May 2, 1918, Mills Field was officially renamed Mather Field.
Operations and aircraft fleet mix are different at every airport, as are the established land uses that surround an airport.
The combination of these factors plays heavily into the types of noise concerns expressed by local residents. Because noise concerns are different for most airports, noise abatement programs are established to address the specific concerns for that airport and surrounding environs.
This section offers information on the operation of MHR and explains the specific noise abatement programs that have been established and implemented for MHR.