2003-01-11

GT2040 - FRESNO AIR TERMINAL BEACON

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 46.404
Long: 119° 43.315
Alt: 328
Designation: FRESNO AIR TERMINAL BEACON
Marker Type: airport beacon
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1961 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (LFV) STATION IS NOT YET IN POSITION. WHEN THE NEW CONTROL TOWER IS COMPLETED, THE OLD BEACON NEAR THE OLD TERMINAL WILL BE DISMANTLED. POINT LOCATED WAS THE INTERSECTION OF THE 4 BOLTS WHICH WILL SUPPORT THE NEW BEACON.

1/1/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (EP) THIS INTERSECTION STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--4.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF FRESNO.

1/1/1974 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1974 (DLS) STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

1/1/1978 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 (JWB) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN AT FRESNO AIR TERMINAL.

1/1/1983 by DMA (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY DEFENSE MAP AGENCY 1983 (LMW) STATION RECOVERED GOOD.

6/15/1992 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 THE STATION IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE NEW CONTROL TOWER AT FRESNO AIR TERMINAL. THE BEACON IS A STANDARD ROTATING GREEN AND WHITE LIGHT. NOTE, THIS IS A NO CHECK GEODESY POSITION QUAD 361194, STA 1039A.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 46.388
Long: 119° 43.319
Alt: NA

Found it at 12:00, 11 January 2003. Found it as described and in good condition. I grew up about a mile and a half from this tower and watched the green & white light every night.

WGS84 coordinates found by 3.5 minute occupation about 100 south of the tower with 7 strong satellites, 2 weak satellites, and 1 WAAS satellite.

Fresno Air Terminal Control Tower


The Control Tower from the southwest end of the parking lot. The rotating beacon can be seen on the top of the tower, down low between the antennas.


Detail of the top of the tower.


The Control Tower from the west.

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