Monterey Bay Academy Airport
|Monterey Bay Academy Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: CA66|
|Operator||Seventh-day Adventist Church|
|Location||Monterey Bay Academy|
|Elevation AMSL||70 ft / 21 m|
Monterey Bay Academy Airport (FAA LID: CA66) is located near the city of Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California, USA. This private use airport is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and located on the campus of the Monterey Bay Academy, site of the former Camp McQuaide. Since May 2013 it has been operated by Ocean Shore Aviation, a volunteer group which restored the original grass runway. A webcam is in operation.
In the 1940s, a small aircraft landing strip was built at Camp McQuaide so airplanes could drop targets into the ocean. After the end of the war, in 1948, it was converted to the private boarding school Monterey Bay Academy.
- "El Salto Resort, Camp McQuaide, & the Capitola Airport -1934". photo page of Capitola Museum web site. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
- Paul Freeman (2009). "Santa Cruz - Capitola Airport, Santa Cruz, CA". Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: California: Monterey area. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
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