NUT TREE AIRPORT
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Vacaville's Regional General Aviation Airport
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NUT TREE ORGANIZATIONS:
SOLANO PILOTS ASSOCIATION
EAA Chapter 1230 and the Tuskegee
Airmen are ready to fly children 8-17 years of age each third Saturday. A
parent or guardian must be present. The flights are free. For
more information call: Mr. Howard Gunn (707-448-0589) or Mr.
Gerald Gordon (707-446-8532). More information can be
located at the Young Eagles 1230 Page.
Power Aviation Services
- Aircraft repair facility,
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SOME HISTORY OF THE NUT TREE ORGANIZATION AND THE NUT TREE AIRPORT.
Nut Tree and Nut Tree Airport Historical Timeline (brief)
1921 - Roadside fruit stand alongside the Lincoln Highway. Established by Edwin "Bunny" and Helen Powers.
1930 - Ernie Smith makes an emergency landing next to a Eucalyptus grove on the Nut Tree Ranch.
1951 - Nut Tree Railroad begins
1955 - Ed Power Jr. constructs Nut Tree Airport, same area that Smith landed 25 years earlier.
1968 - Nut Tree Airport deeded to the County of Solano
1974 - Nut Tree Associates take over Nut Tree management
1994 - Nut Tree restaurant and associated businesses close doors for last time.
2000 - City of Vacaville purchases Nut Tree Property
For a more thorough history of the Nut Tree and Nut Tree Airport, go to the following link. an article by Jerry Bowen. Solano: The Way it Was An article about the Nut Tree's commercial past.
CalStar Shock/Trauma Air Ambulance Services is a non-profit corporation that provides much needed immediate emergency rescue services. They are available 24/7 to the area. Most helicopter ambulance programs contract for flight operations with an outside vendor. CALSTAR, however, operates under its own FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate and is directly responsible for all aspects of flight operations and aircraft maintenance. You can reach their home base at: (916) 921-4000
There are no restaurants on the field. The
airport is just over Interstate 80 from the factory outlets and many eating
establishments. The New Nut Tree development with theme park, retail
outlets and future restaurants is just a couple hundred yards from the Airport.
Bring your sneakers and take a 5 minute walk to all sorts of excellent shops.
The current shops at the Nut Tree include Best Buy, BevMo, Old Navy, Borders,
Sport Chalet, Petsmart, HomeGoods and Pete's Coffee. Restaurants include
Finton's Creamery, Villa Corona Mexican Restaurant,
Amici" East Coast Pizzeria and Panera Bread.