Yuba County Airport
Yuba County Airport
(former Marysville Army Airfield)
|Elevation AMSL||64 ft / 20 m|
Yuba County Airport (IATA: MYV, ICAO: KMYV, FAA LID: MYV) is in Yuba County, California, United States, three miles southeast of Marysville. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.
The Civil Aeronautics Board, authorized by Public No. 812, 76th Congress, approved the construction of Alicia Airport, and the City of Marysville and the County of Yuba jointly purchased 833 acres for the purpose. Alicia Airport was built in 1941 by contractor L. D. Richardson and Co. of Beverly Hills, California.
In March 1942 the City of Marysville and County of Yuba leased the airport and its 833 acres to the Army Air Forces to serve as air support command base for Marysville Cantonment (later named Camp Beale), and it was designated as Marysville Army Airfield. It was briefly used as a sub-base of Hamilton Field and controlled by the IV Fighter Command. One major unit served at Marysville Army Airfield, the 369th Fighter Group, a Replacement Training Unit that trained on A-36 Apaches, P-39 Airacobras, and P-40 Warhawks. The group had three fighter squadrons, the 398th, 399th, and 400th.
It served there from November 5, 1943 until moving to Oroville Army Airfield in January 1944. Marysville Army Air Field was eventually transferred to the Air Technical Service Command and was vacated.
In 1946 the City of Marysville released all interest in the airport to Yuba County, and in August 1947, through the War Assets Administration, Marysville Army Airfield was released to Yuba County. Yuba County Airport was licensed as an approved airport on September 30, 1949 by the State and continues to operate as a municipal airport and industrial park.
Airline flights were provided by Southwest Airways and its successors from the late 1940s until about 1970.
In the year ending June 30, 2010 the airport had 35,300 aircraft operations, average 96 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. 61 aircraft were then based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 8% helicopter, and 2% ultralight.
- PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Yuba County Airport, official website
- Aerial image as of July 1999 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective April 22, 2021
- FAA Terminal Procedures for MYV, effective April 22, 2021
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