On the lee side of the Diablo Range mountains, Byron regularly experiences variable 10-30 knot winds and thermals in the vicinity. Local student pilots often use Byron to practice crosswind landings. Uncontrolled and relatively isolated, Byron supports organizations for skydiving and soaring. For skydiving, the popular drop zone is on the north end of the airport and serviced by Bay Area Skydiving. For soaring, the Northern California Soaring Association offers instructions on weekends in flying gliders. All pilots should be mindful of the variable wind and thermals, rising terrain, and traffic without radios.
Byron Airport covers an area of 1,421 acres (575 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 measuring 4,500 x 100 ft (1,372 x 30 m) and 5/23 measuring 3,000 x 75 ft (914 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending January 29, 2004, the airport had 60,050 aircraft operations, an average of 164 per day: 99.9% general aviation and <1% military. There are 130 aircraft based at this airport: 69% single-engine, 15% glider, 8% multi-engine, 5% jet and 3% ultralight.