Byron Airport

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Byron Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Contra Costa County
Location Byron, California
Elevation AMSL 79 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 37°49′42″N 121°37′33″W / 37.82833°N 121.62583°W / 37.82833; -121.62583Coordinates: 37°49′42″N 121°37′33″W / 37.82833°N 121.62583°W / 37.82833; -121.62583
C83 is located in California
Location of Byron Airport in California
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
5/23 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 60,050
Based aircraft 130

Byron Airport (FAA LID: C83) is a county-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) south of the central business district of Byron, a community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1][2] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011, it is categorized as a reliever airport.[3]

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.

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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).[1]

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.[1]


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