Amador County Airport

Amador County Airport
Westover Field
Amador County Airport diagram.png
Airport type Public
Owner County of Amador
Serves Jackson, California
Elevation AMSL 1,690 ft / 515 m
Coordinates 38°22′36″N 120°47′38″W / 38.37667°N 120.79389°W / 38.37667; -120.79389
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 3,401 1,037 Asphalt
Statistics (1997)
Aircraft operations 25,000
Based aircraft 89
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Amador County Airport (ICAO: KJAQFAA LID: JAQ, formerly O70), also known as Westover Field, is a county-owned public-use airport in Amador County, California, United States. It is located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northwest of the central business district of Jackson, California.[1] The airport is mostly used for general aviation.

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned JAQ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[2] (which assigned JAQ to Jacquinot Bay Airport in Papua New Guinea[3]).

Facilities and aircraft

Amador County Airport covers an area of 110 acres (45 ha) at an elevation of 1,690 feet (515 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 1/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,401 by 60 feet (1,037 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 1, 1997, the airport had 25,000 aircraft operations, an average of 68 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 89 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 3% helicopter and 5% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for JAQ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Amador County Airport (ICAO: KJAQ, FAA: JAQ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jacquinot Bay Airport (IATA: JAQ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 

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