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Safeguarding
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Aviation
California Airports Lost Since 1990
 

There are many reasons for public use airports to "close," which means that the public access is denied. The privately owned airport may continue to function as an airport, but for private use only.

The main concern to the Division of Aeronautics is safety. The decision to close publicly owned airports can be based upon a variety of reasons from community pressure relating to noise and air quality concerns, or safety concerns due to ineffective maintenance of runways, aprons and/or taxiways or obstructions like trees growing or cell towers erected into the approach services.

The following list is a compilation of five CASP Inventory Element reports that identifies airports that have been removed from public access since 1990.

Airport/closure year County Area
Alta Airport ('94) Tulare Central California
Antioch Airport ('90) Contra Costa Bay Area
Atwater Airport ('94) Merced Central California
Bear Creek Airport ('98) Riverside Los Angeles / Desert
Borges-Clarksburg Airport ('98) Yolo Central California
Calistoga Airpark Airport ('90) Napa Bay Area
Carmel Valley Vintage Airport ('02) Monterey Central Coast
Eagleville Airport ('02) Modoc North State
Enterprise Skypark Airport ('94) Shasta North State
Gallaher Airport ('94) Tulare Central California
Green Acres Airport ('92) Tulare Central California
Holtville Airport ('02) Imperial Los Angeles / Desert
Meadowlark Airport ('90) Orange Los Angeles / Desert
Natomas Airport ('02) Sacramento Central California
Pearce Field Airport ('94) Lake North Coast
Pixley Airport ('98) Tulare Central California
Rancho California Airport ('90) Riverside Los Angeles / Desert
Redding Sky Ranch Airport ('94) Shasta North State
Rio Bravo Airport ('02) Kern Central California
San Ardo Airport ('94) Monterey Central Coast
Santa Rosa Air Center ('92) Sonoma Bay Area
Shannon Airport ('90) Trinity North Coast
Shingletown Airport ('02) Shasta North State
Sun Hill Ranch Airport ('02) San Bernardino Los Angeles / Desert
Vacaville Gliderport ('90) Solano Bay Area