Explore one of California’s best-kept secrets when you fly to a jet charter airport in Porterville, California. Far secluded from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, Porterville rests in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada. From Porterville, you gain unparalleled access to this iconic mountain range recognized in photographs around the world.
When your chartered jet touches down at Porterville Municipal Airport, located just on the southwestern edge of town, you’re transported to a world that harkens back to the turn of the 20th century. Incorporated in 1902, Porterville gained the attention of other settlers after gold was discovered in the region in the 1840s. Today, Porterville is best known as the gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Sequoia National Park.
After settling into your hotel or cozy bed and breakfast, head out to explore the towering Sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park. General Sherman Tree, standing at 275 feet with a 25-foot diameter, stands above the 404,000 acres of forest. Only Mount Whitney stands taller in Sequoia National Park at over 14,000 feet, making it the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. And, with nearly 900 miles of trails crossing this simply breathtaking park, you’re sure to find entertainment among the woods no matter how long you stay in Porterville.
Before going wheels up once again, relax on the man-made Lake Success. Built to control regional flooding, this desert oasis is a haven for fishers and watersport enthusiasts alike.