I have heard that the Contra Costa County Airports is improving Byron Airport with the plan to close Buchanan Field in the near future. Is this true?

No. In 2006, the Board of Supervisors discussed whether Contra Costa County should consider closing Buchanan Field and repurpose the land for commercial and residential development. After a thorough review of the economic and community benefits associated with Buchanan Field, the Board of Supervisors affirmed that the Airport is too valuable a resource to lose. A recent article written by Karen Mitchoff, District IV Supervisor, reaffirms the Board’s commitment to the continued development and success of Buchanan Field, which is a key piece to the Bay Area’s transportation infrastructure. Following World War II, Buchanan Field was deeded by the federal government to Contra Costa County with the condition that it would operate as a public airport in perpetuity. Federal Aviation Administration grant assurances associated with airport improvement project funds also obligate the County to continue operating the Airport.

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1. Are tours of Buchanan Field available to the public?
2. Can I reserve the Public Viewing Plaza for a private event?
3. Can you tell the plane that is flying over my residence to go somewhere else?
4. How can I book a flight from Buchanan Field?
5. How can I report a pilot performing aerobatic maneuvers near residential developments? What is Airports staff doing to address this issue?
6. How can I voice a concern or make a suggestion about improving Buchanan Field or Byron Airport?
7. How is Contra Costa County Airports marketing itself to remain competitive in the General Aviation airport market?
8. I am a pilot planning on flying to Buchanan Field. Where can I find information on Noise Abatement Procedures and preferred runways?
9. I have heard that the Contra Costa County Airports is improving Byron Airport with the plan to close Buchanan Field in the near future. Is this true?
10. If I rent space at Buchanan Field or Byron Airport, can I pay my bill online?
11. If there is no vacancy for hangars, why aren’t Buchanan Field and Byron Airport building more hangar space?
12. Is Buchanan Field close to Bay Area transportation?
13. Is flight training available at the County Airports?
14. Is skydiving available at Buchanan Field or Byron Airports?
15. There seems to be more and more noise coming from Buchanan Field. Have the number of flights increased recently?
16. What is Contra Costa County Airports doing to address aircraft noise?
17. What is the curfew for airplanes to arrive and depart at Buchanan Field?
18. What types of fuel are available at Buchanan Field and Byron Airports?
19. Where can I find information and rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems/drones?