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Flying into Placerville!
Flying past Porterville
The 'Big Valley' was socked in, we stayed VFR and flew along the foothills.
Best time of the year to go? Any time but watch the weather conditions in the valley.
Flight time in a Super Viking from KCNO? 2.1
Food on the airport? No
Fuel on airport? Yes, 24 hour and the price is reasonable.
Landing or Handling fees? No
Comments about arriving and departing.  The runway slopes uphill east to west.
Things to do at or near the airport. Visit downtown and grab something to eat.
Rate this stop with 10 being best, 5 average. 7.0 - Not a lot to do but we had a good time.

Adrienne Ayles 


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The Home of Bellanca N4201B

Placerville is too far to walk from the airport, you'll need a taxi to get to town but the ride only cost me $13. Ask to be taken to the historic part of town where you find about 1/2 mile of little shops. Everything from military surplus to art studios. Just as you enter town there are a couple of places to eat. We asked to be dropped off there. Swettie Pie surved a very good lunch but the pie was to die for. After lunch we walked the town and back stopping at several places.

For those living in NorCal this is a good stop at a real nice airport. From SoCal this was a long ride for a couple hours of entertainment. We had a nice time and I'm glad we went. On the ride back to the airport I asked the cab driver what we should do next time and were told we'd done about all there is to do.

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N4201B at Placerville Airport On the ramp in Placerville. Notice the Sierra Nevada range in the background. The Lenticular clouds give you some idea of ride conditions east of my route.
Downtown Placerville Downtown Placerville California
Placerville California We didn't eat here but the reports were good.
Swettie Pies Placerville California We ate here then walked the strip. Good food, great pies!
Downtown Placerville California Placerville California
Sunset Near Bakersfield The right side going home.
The High Sierra's The left side going home. Only in California!

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