Sacramento International Airport

KSMF · California, United States

About Sacramento International Airport

Type Large airport
Open since June 1962
Coordinates (ARP) 38.69544, -121.59078   384144N 1213527W
Variation 13.1° E (2024)
Timezone Los_Angeles (-7 h)
Local time Apr 18, 2024 02:54
Fuel types
100LL 100LL gasoline, low lead (Blue)
A Jet A, Kerosene (-40°C)
Usage Public (Joint use)
Operations (annual) 130,514 (December 31, 2022)
Based aircraft 12
Airport status Operational
Source FAA (Effective date April 18, 2024)


ID True Heading Magnetic Heading Length Width Surface Latitude Longitude
17L 181° 167° 8,606 ft 151 ft Concrete 38.7071 -121.5801
35R 001° 347° 38.6835 -121.5805
17R 181° 167° 8,599 ft 151 ft Concrete 38.7073 -121.6011
35L 001° 347° 38.6837 -121.6015

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The airport may be closed or require prior permission. Magnetic headings are calculated from true headings using the WMM 2020 model.

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Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento International Airport is a large airport in California, United States. The airport is located at latitude 38.69544 and longitude -121.59078. The airport has 2 runways: 17L/35R and 17R/35L. The ICAO airport code of this field is KSMF. The local airport ID (FAA LID) of this airport is SMF. The airport's IATA code is SMF. Nearby other airfields are Sopwith Farm Airport, Riego Flight Strip Airport, CHP Academy Airport, Rio Linda Airport and Medlock Field.

Sacramento International Airport publishes a METAR. The flight information region (FIR) is Oakland.

Sacramento International Airport is in the timezone of America/Los_Angeles. Difference with UTC is -7 h. Today the sun rises at 06:24 and sets at 19:46. This applies to Sacramento International Airport, the universal daylight period may be different. The difference between the local time and UTC is -7 hour. Daylight saving time is currently in progress.

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Nearby airports

Airport ID Distance Direction
Sopwith Farm Airport US-1053 3.2 NM 015°
Riego Flight Strip Airport US-1217 3.8 NM 020°
CHP Academy Airport US-0715 6.0 NM 166°
Rio Linda Airport KL36 6.9 NM 100°
California Highway Patrol Headquarters Heliport US-1093 7.6 NM 140°
Medlock Field US-0774 8.8 NM 236°
Scheidel Ranch Airport US-1054 8.8 NM 008°
James Brothers Airport US-1052 8.8 NM 018°
McClellan Airfield KMCC 9.1 NM 100°

Navigational aids

Name Ident Type Distance Direction
Metre SM NDB 6.0 NM 356°
Mc Clellan MCC VOR-DME 8.9 NM 100°

More runway information


ID Surface condition Surface treatment PCN
Pavement Classification Number
Runway Lights Edge Intensity
17L Good Saw-cut or plastic grooved 71/R/B/W/T High
17R Good Saw-cut or plastic grooved 71/R/B/W/T High

Weight Bearing Capacity

ID Single wheel Double wheel Double tandem Dual double tandem
17L 120,000 lbs 239,000 lbs 439,000 lbs 961,000 lbs
17R 120,000 lbs 239,000 lbs 439,000 lbs 961,000 lbs

Declared distances

Takeoff Run Available
Takeoff Distance Available
Accelerated Stop Distance Available
Landing Distance Available
Displaced Threshold
17L 8,606 ft 8,606 ft 8,606 ft 8,606 ft
35R 8,606 ft 8,606 ft 8,606 ft 8,606 ft
17R 8,599 ft 8,599 ft 8,599 ft 8,599 ft
35L 8,599 ft 8,599 ft 8,599 ft 8,599 ft


ID End Elevation Threshold Crossing Height Visual Glide Path Angle Touchdown Zone Elevation Displaced Threshold
17L 27 ft 64 ft 3.0° 8 ft
35R 22 ft 64 ft 3.0° 7 ft
17R 25 ft 72 ft 3.0° 8 ft
35L 23 ft 76 ft 3.0° 7 ft

Obstruction data

ID Controlling Object
Controlling Object
CFR Part 77 Controlling Object
Clearance slope
Controlling Object
Height (AGL)
Controlling Object
Distance Threshold
Controlling Object
Centerline offset
Controlling Object
17L Precision Instrument 50
35R C 50
17R Precision Instrument 50
35L Precision Instrument 50

Lights and markings

ID Runway Markings
Runway Markings
Approach Light System Runway End Identifier Lights Centerline Lights Touchdown Lights Visual Glide Slope Indicators
17L Precision Instrument Good MALSR Yes Yes P4L
35R Nonprecision Instrument Good Yes P4L
17R Precision Instrument Good ALSF2 No Yes Yes P4R
35L Precision Instrument Good MALSR No Yes No P4R

Other information

ID ILS type Pattern Runway Visual Range
Runway Visibility Value
17L ILS/DME Touchdown, Rollout
35R Right hand Touchdown, Rollout
17R ILS/DME Right hand Touchdown, Midfield, Rollout No
35L ILS/DME Left hand Touchdown, Midfield, Rollout No
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