Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 7

134 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 7 T he University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is highly regarded for its reputation as an outstanding agricultural and veterinary medicine institution of research and learning. In fact, it is the number one ranked university in the United States for both fields. It is also known to be at the forefront of environmental sustainability, which is taken quite seriously not only as an academic exercise but in the practical application of running the campus and their department of transportation. UC Davis also boasts the only on-campus airport within the California University system, the aptly named University Airport. It was C. Harold Hopkins who first came up with the idea back in 1946 to build a small local airport. The University of California acquired that facility, along with agricultural land, early in 1950 and continues to this day to run it as a general aviation airport. University Airport offers the sale of aviation fuel (100 LL) and rents hangars, open shades as well as tie-downs for aircraft storage. Additionally, there are two fixed-base operators on the AT A GLANCE UNIVERSITY AIRPORT WHAT: An on-campus, general aviation airport owned by University of California, Davis WHERE: The City of Davis in Yolo County, California WEBSITE: sity Airport On an academic mission for aviation