Salt Lake City Airport II
The Utah National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility located at the south end of Airport II houses the 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Attack Helicopter Unit, 189th Helicopter Medivac Unit, 193rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Military Police and the 23rd Army Band. The 211th has 115 full time employees with a payroll in excess of $460,000 per month. There are also 500 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 20 Apache Helicopters valued at $14 million each, 8 Blackhawk Helicopters valued at $8 million each, and 1 C-12 twin engine airplane valued at $4 million. In 1992 the Utah National Guard completed a new $12 million facility on the airport for their use. The 189th Helicopter Medivac, 193rd Aircraft Maintenance, Military Police and 23rd Army Band each have 50 people who use the facilities. Total Utah National Guard investments and assets at Salt Lake City Airport II are estimated in excess of half a billion dollars.
Salt 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.
Facilities at Salt Lake Airport II include a single 5,862-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.
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