Petaluma Municipal Airport
In the spring of 1984, the City of Petaluma received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin the development of a new airport, absorbing the site of the old Sky Ranch Airport, the City acquired the old airport (20 acres) and an additional 200 adjacent acres.
Construction commenced in the fall of 1984. A new 3600 foot runway, partial ramp and lighting system were dedicated at the annual Air Fair on September 1, 1985.
Since that time, subsequent grants and
additional funding arranged by the city have allowed further development. Additional ramp, a new
fuel system, access road, sewer and water system, lighting and hangars have been completed. Funds
invested by the city will eventually be repaid by airport receipts such as tie down and hangar fees,
business leases and fuel revenues.
There were about 60 planes at the old Sky Ranch Airport. We now have about 190 aircraft. Planned capacity is 360 airplanes. The next project is to build 33 more hangars. The airport terminal building was installed by the Petaluma Area Pilot's Association for the City.
Approximately 15 acres of airport land are available for aviation business leases. Interest in these opportunities is growing. Two businesses, a flight school and an aircraft repair shop, are already established on the field. One new business, an aircraft sales organization will soon commence development.
The fuel system is working well and attracting many customers. Sale volumes are increasing at a steady rate. Our prices are competitive with other airports.
Aircraft activity continues to steadily increase. Most noticeable is the additional business aircraft activity. The attractive features of our airport include an exceptionally smooth runway with good, clear approaches and suitable wind characteristics.
Petaluma Municipal Airport continues to grow toward it's goal as a community highlight and an important gateway in the Bay Area transportation network.
In 2004, with the help of A.O.P.A. airport ambassador Tom McGaw, the Petaluma Airport commission and the City of Petaluma funding was awarded to build 40 plus executive hangers and 3 corporate hangers between The Two Niner building and Mangon Aircraft Repair. The construction began in August 2005 and finished in May 2006. So as you can see the airport has grown in size, storage and aircraft population.