The Diablo Aviator Newsletter
14L/32R Runway Pavement Rehabilitation Project
at Buchanan Field
Contra Costa County Airports is about to embark on the 14L/32R Runway Pavement Rehabilitation Project for which Buchanan Field received an approximately $5.3 million dollar grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This grant is the largest grant of Airport Improvement Plan (AIP) funds that Contra Costa County has received since the building of the Byron Airport.

The expected project start date is April 20, 2020. This project will be completed in five phases with phase 1 being the area of 14L/32R west of 19R. During the project, tenants should expect to encounter unfamiliar taxi routes, closed taxiways, closed runways, as well as substantial personnel and equipment on the airfield. Safety during this complex and valuable project is the number one goal for Airport Operations and we ask tenants to assist us by being cautious, taking extra time, and reporting any unsafe or concerning issues directly to OPS by calling 925-681-4221 or to FAA Ground Control via radio. 

The Airport Team will continue to update all tenants and will post information on the Airport website as the project progresses. Much like the rehabilitation of Runway 1L/19R, that was successfully completed and closed out in 2013, this AIP project promises to provide our Airport with quality facilities for many years to come.
AOPA Rusty Pilot Seminar
Contra Costa County Airports and the Mount Diablo Pilots Association are hosting a Rusty Pilot seminar with fellow lapsed pilots on Saturday, April 4th at 9am . The Rusty Pilots program is developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in partnership with local flight training providers in order to create the best environment for getting you back in the air and a part of the general aviation community. They will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. Plus, by attending, you'll be getting two to three hours of ground instruction towards your flight review. Register for the event by clicking here .
Save the Date! Annual Tenant Networking Event
Save the date for the 12th Annual Tenant Networking Event (previously known as the Annual Tenant Appreciation BBQ). This years event will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Watch out for the Evite invitation coming in late March. The annual event is a wonderful opportunity for tenants and business partners to gather, converse with old friends and meet new ones.
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