SALT LAKE CITY AIRPORT II
Salt Lake City Airport II Information Summery
Field elevation: 4608 MSL.
Runway: 16-34, 5860’ x 100’.
Published rated strength of runway: 12,500 pounds.
Traffic pattern: Left hand runway 34, right hand runway 16 (west traffic only).
Pattern altitude: 800’ AGL.
Details: The runway is equipped with Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL),
Distance Remaining Signs, Runway End Indicator Lights (REIL) and Precision
Approach Path Indicators (PAPI). Lighting is pilot activated by clicking the
microphone five times. There is a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) approach to
runway 34, and an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) providing pilots
with critical flight information including barometric pressure and weather
AWOS telephone number: 801-562-0271.
General Aviation businesses located at Airport II
Air Center of Salt Lake: 801-566-4829.
Alta Aircraft Maintenance: 801-566-8271.
Utah Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility: 801-816-3481/3482.
Salt Lake City Department of Airports Maintenance: 801-352-7282.
For more information
General Aviation Manager
Salt Lake City Department of Airports
PO Box 145550
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
General Aviation Hotline: 801-575-2443
Salt Lake City Airport II
Additional InformationSalt Lake City Airport II is owned by Salt Lake City Corporation and
operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. It is the principal
general aviation reliever airport for Salt Lake City International Airport. The
airport is located in West Jordan City and encompasses an area of 920 acres. The
airport is funded by revenue generated by the airlines that use Salt Lake City
International Airport. No taxes are used to fund the airport.
In August 2007, a Master Plan update was completed to determine the
development requirements of the airport to meet projected aviation demand
through the year 2020, providing an airport that is safe, reliable, and
consistent with FAA planning guidelines. In addition, recommendations for land
use within the airport boundary and in the vicinity of the airport have been
formulated to maximize the use of airport property while maintaining
compatibility with surrounding development. The plan also addresses the airspace
in the vicinity of the airport and the airport noise environment.
Facilities at Salt Lake Airport II include a single 5,860-foot long,
100-foot wide lighted runway (Runway 16-34). The rated strength of Runway 16-34
is 31,000 pounds for single-wheel aircraft, and 43,000 pounds for dual-wheel
aircraft. The published weight is 12,500 pounds. The runway is equipped with
Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL), Distance Remaining Signs, Runway End
Indicator Lights (REIL), and Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI). UNICOM
frequency is 122.70 and there is pilot activated lighting by clicking the
microphone five times. There is also a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)
approach to the runway 34. Two parallel taxiways and a system of connecting
taxiways serve the runway. An Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) has been
installed, providing pilots with critical flight information including
barometric pressure and weather observations. The AWOS operates on a frequency
of 134.425 or telephone 801-562-0271. Field elevation is 4608' MSL. All air
traffic is to the west, to facilitate minimal over-flight of residential areas. Traffic
pattern altitude is 5400 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL), 800 feet Above Ground Level
(AGL). Other facilities include two Fixed Base Operator (FBO) hangars (27,000
square feet total), 153 T-hangars and shade hangars, an aircraft parking apron,
and the Utah National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility. At the present time,
there are 235 based civil aircraft with an estimated 72,000 annual operations.
The recommended maximum civilian aircraft that can be based at Salt Lake
City Airport II is 400. The airport is also equipped with a back-up emergency
generator, and a public observation/picnic area.
The south Fixed Base Operator (FBO) building is operated by Air Center of
Salt Lake with
14 employees. It operates a flight school out of the
Alta Aircraft Maintenance employs five people and occupies half of the north
hangar building. The other half of the building houses the Salt Lake City
Department of Airports Airport II Operations Office and Airfield Maintenance Crew. There
are three full time
SLCDA personnel responsible for operating and maintaining the airport. Personnel and equipment
from Salt Lake City International Airport also support maintenance personnel
when necessary. Utah Helicopter Flight Academy occupies the
second floor offices and employs six personnel.
Utah Army National Guard
The Utah National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility located at the south
end of Airport II houses the 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Attack Helicopter
Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Utility and Cargo Helicopter Regiment.
The 211th Battalions have 135 full-time employees with a payroll in excess of $560,000
per month. There are also700 members of the unit who are not full-time that
participate in Guard Drills and annual summer camp that operate out of the same
facility. The 211th also has 18 Apache Helicopters valued at $14 million each
Blackhawk Helicopters valued at $8 million each.
West Jordan Police & Fire as well as the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s
Office provide initial emergency response to Airport II. The Salt Lake City
Department of Airports also responds and makes a report. If you experience any
kind of emergency while at Salt Lake Airport II, call 911. Follow this
phone call with notification of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports
emergency number 575-2405. Following this procedure will provide one with
the quickest possible response.