Rialto Municipal Airport
|Rialto Municipal Airport
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: L67|
|Operator||City of Rialto|
|Elevation AMSL||1,455 ft / 443 m|
|expected closure by 2014|
It is used by private aircraft; no airlines fly into this airport. The airport is about 12 miles northeast of Ontario International Airport and ten miles west of San Bernardino International Airport. The airport does not have a control tower and averages 82 operations a day.
An FBO with a flight school and a separate helicopter flight school operate at the airport. There are several aviation related businesses. Warbirds West Air Museum, is relocating its warbird collection to the big hangar at the center of the field. The airport cafe is attached to the WWAM hangar and is open 10-3pm Mon- Sat. There is an air ambulance business in the southeast part of the airport.
Despite its size compared to nearby airfields (Upland Cable Airport, Corona Municipal Airport, El Monte Municipal Airport, Redlands Municipal Airport and Hemet-Ryan Airport), Rialto is a relatively quiet airport. This has led the city of Rialto to approve the closing of the airport by 2009/2010 for redevelopment, driven by real estate developers. The airport is expected to close by January or February 2015, once the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Aviation Division relocates to the San Bernardino International Airport. Development of a Target Corporation store will begin as soon as the airport closes and the runways are removed.
The land which is now Rialto Airport, about 40 acres (16 ha), was purchased by Sam Miro in 1944. In 1966 the City of Rialto obtained the property while bringing the area to 60 acres (24 ha).
In 1978 Art Scholl Aviation, founded by Art Scholl, relocated to Rialto Airport from nearby Flabob Airport in Riverside.
Since 1984 the City of Rialto has accepted more than US$15 million in federal aid for airport improvement and land purchases.
- "County supervisors approve $11.6M future home for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s aviation division". San Bernardino County Sun. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- Resources for this airport:
- Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010), also available as a printable form (PDF)