Ramona Airport

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Ramona Airport
RNM - FAA airport diagram.gif
FAA airport diagram, below: Aerial approach from the west.
Ramona Airport photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner County of San Diego
Location Ramona, California
Elevation AMSL 1,395 ft / 425 m
Coordinates 33°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 operations 82,133
Based aircraft 195

Ramona Airport (ICAO: KRNM, FAA LID: RNM, formerly L39) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) west of the central business district of Ramona, in San Diego County, California, United States. It is owned by the County of San Diego.[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.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Ramona Airport is assigned RNM by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 82,133 aircraft operations, an average of 225 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. There are 195 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single engine, 8% multi-engine, 1% jet aircraft and 5% helicopters.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 164,691 aircraft operations, an average of 451 per day.

Classic Rotors Museum[edit]

Classic Rotors, 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 the "three dedicated rotorcraft museums in the world".[3]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RNM (Form 5010 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. 

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