The San Bernardino County Department of Airports plans, organizes and directs the County's airport and aviation system to provide high quality aviation facilities and services in a safe and efficient manner, optimizing the benefit to the communities and citizens of the county.
Welcome Tracy!
The Department of Airports is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy L. Williams, A.A.E. as Airport Manager for Chino Airport.

Nearly 30 years ago after completing active duty military service in the USAF to include Operation Desert Storm, Tracy began a professional career in airport management. As an Accredited Airport Executive “A.A.E.”, she has served in management positions at airports ranging in size and complexity from general aviation to international airports in California, Tennessee, Nevada and most recently Hawaii.

Tracy is a private pilot, single engine land and as an Associate Professor has instructed graduate courses in aviation at the university level. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Tracy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics, a Master of Aeronautical Science and is a PhD candidate in Business Administration with a Specialization in Public Administration. Tracy enjoys exercise, outrigger canoe paddling and anything aviation. She has two adult children, Gerald 29 and Gerrie 24, both residing in Northern California.

Welcome to the San Bernardino County Department of Airports family, Tracy!
Leaseholders: Need a refresher or have any questions?
General aviation operations involves complex relationships between the sponsor and its aeronautical tenants. At the San Bernardino County Department of Airports, we appreciate our tenants.

Just a friendly reminder to make sure to review the specifics of your lease and any airport rules regarding activities at your airport.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to if you have any questions regarding the specifics of your lease, call (909)387-8810 or email admin@airports.sbcounty.gov.
Weather and Flying
Spring is here, and with it comes weather changes. This year, mother nature already has given us more rain than is typical for Southern California.

The FAA has composed a risk management framework as a guide for pre-flight weather planning and in-flight weather decision-making that they call the 3-Ps:

- Perceive   weather hazards that could adversely affect your flight.

- Process   this information to determine whether the hazards create risk, which is the potential impact of a hazard that is not controlled or eliminated.
- Perform   by acting to eliminate the hazard or mitigate the risk.

For the full FAA 3-P report and to find out how the model can help you make weather related decisions before you fly, click here.

Women in Aviation
BREAKING: A real life Captain Marvel exists and her name is Captain Zoe "SiS" Kotnik, USAF.

Captain Kotnik is the first woman Air Combat Command single-ship demonstration pilot.

For the previous two years, she has been a member of the F-16 Viper Demo Team, which is scheduled to perform at several airshows throughout the country, including our very own Chino Airport and Apple Valley Airport.

We look forward to Capt. SiS bringing the noise to San Bernardino County!
Aviation is going electric!
In further exciting news, Los Angeles based company Ampaire is in the process of retrofitting a Cessna with an electric powertrain, with test flights beginning later this year.

According to an article in The Driven, these developments could positively impact and increase business for smaller regional airports. In recent years, the amount of short range flights into regional airports has decreased because of the high cost. Electric flights have the potential to make short and medium haul flights into regional airports more affordable.

We will be sure to keep an eye on developments in the industry and keep you up-to-date!
Next Generation of Aviation Talent
With all this exciting progress and the technological advancements taking place in the Aviation industry, we must assure that the next generation to propels us into the future.

A recent report highlights the need to grow the aviation workforce, citing industry research that indicates there will a substantial demand in North America for aviation workers. The report stresses that although 30% of the AMTs are nearing retirement, the new hires only represent 2%.

Realizing the consequences of this shortage, the House passed a Bill in May 2018 that they hope will encourage individuals to pursue careers in the aviation industry. You can read more on this Bill as well as other news and information regarding opportunities in the aviation industry, here .

APV, CNO Hangar Fees Announcement
An appraisal conducted of Apple Valley and Chino Airports has indicated a necessary hangar fee increase, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors. More details will be released as they become available. In the meantime, if you have any questions please call (909)387-8810 or email admin@airports.sbcounty.gov.
About Us

The County of San Bernardino Department of Airports provides for the management, maintenance and operation of six county-owned airports. We also assist San Bernardino County private and municipal airport operators with planning, interpretation, and implementation of FAA general aviation requirements.

Our administrative office is located at 777 E. Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, in the heart of the picturesque San Bernardino Valley, approximately 60 miles east of the city of Los Angeles. The rugged natural beauty of San Bernardino County, from its awe-inspiring mountains to its vast expanses of colorful desert, makes it the aviator's destination of choice.
Airport Commissioners:
   Jim Bagley, Desert At Large, Chair  | Roy Cox, 5th District
Mark Taylor, 1st District | Christine Canepa, 2nd District   |William Smith, 3rd District
Ray Marquez, 4th District  |  Larry Asmus, Valley At Large

Contact Us:

San Bernardino County Department of Airports
777 East Rialto Ave |  San Bernardino, CA 92415-0831  | 909.387.8810