Byron Airport in 2017
|Owner||Contra Costa County|
|Elevation AMSL||79 ft / 24 m|
Byron Airport (FAA LID: C83) is a public airport two miles south of Byron, in Contra Costa County, California. The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011 categorized it as a reliever airport.
On the lee side of the Diablo Range mountains, Byron experiences 10-30 knot winds and thermals. 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 1,421 acres (575 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 12/30 is 4,500 x 100 ft (1,372 x 30 m) and 5/23 is 3,000 x 75 ft (914 x 23 m).
In the year ending January 29, 2004 the airport had 60,050 aircraft operations, average 164 per day: 99.9% general aviation and <1% military. 130 aircraft are based at this airport: 69% single-engine, 15% glider, 8% multi-engine, 5% jet and 3% ultralight.
- Byron Airport at Contra Costa County Airports website
- Northern California Soaring Association
- Bay Area Skydiving
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