Ramona Airport

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Ramona Airport
RNM - FAA airport diagram.gif
FAA diagram, below: approach from the west
Ramona Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of San Diego
LocationRamona, California
Elevation AMSL1,395 ft / 425 m
Coordinates33°02′21″N 116°54′55″W / 33.03917°N 116.91528°W / 33.03917; -116.91528
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 340 104 Asphalt/concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations82,133
Based aircraft195

Ramona Airport (ICAO: KRNM, FAA LID: RNM, formerly L39) is a public airport two miles west of Ramona, in San Diego County, California, United States.[1]

The airport is mostly used for general aviation, the California Department of Forestry (CDF) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) jointly operate a fire attack base.

The Ramona Air Fair is a popular airshow held every year in October.

Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Ramona Airport is RNM to the FAA and has no IATA code.[2]


Ramona Airport covers 342 acres (138 ha) and has one runway (9/27: 5,001 x 150 ft.) and one helipad (H1: 340 x 66 ft.).[1]

In 2005 the airport had 82,133 aircraft operations, averaging 225 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. 195 aircraft are based at this airport: 86% single engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% jet and 5% helicopters.[1]

In 2007 the airport had 164,691 aircraft operations, averaging 451 per day.[citation needed]

Classic Rotors Museum[edit]

Classic Rotors Museum, a flying aviation museum specializing in helicopters and other rotorcraft, is based at Ramona Airport.[3][4][5][6] The museum bills itself as "the rare and vintage rotorcraft museum" and claims to be one of "three dedicated rotorcraft museums in the world".[3]

Ramona Bombing Target and Emergency Landing Field[edit]

During World War II the airport was used by the US Navy as the 'Ramona Bombing Target and Emergency Landing Field. The site was 405 acres and opened on October 15, 1943. The site closed after the war and was turned over to San Diego County on February 26, 1947.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for RNM PDF, effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KRNM - Ramona, California
  3. ^ a b Classic Rotors Museum (n.d.). "About Us". Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  4. ^ Kaman H-43 Huskie (April 2009). "Classic Rotors, Ramona, California". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  5. ^ Riordan, Jack (August 2009). "Public treated to inside look at county airport". Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  6. ^ Musicar, Jessica (July 2005). "Museum pays homage to 'rotorcraft'". Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  7. ^ US Army Ramona Bombing Target and Emergency Landing Field

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