Byron Airport

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Byron Airport
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Byron Airport in 2017
Airport typePublic
OwnerContra Costa County
LocationByron, California
Elevation AMSL79 ft / 24 m
Coordinates37°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
5/23 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations60,050
Based aircraft130

Byron Airport (FAA LID: C83) is a public airport two miles south of Byron, in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1][2] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011 categorized it as a reliever airport.[3]


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).[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for C83 PDF, effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ "Byron Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  3. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011

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