City of Watsonville, CA

Situated in the heart of the Monterey Bay area in the lush Pajaro Valley, Watsonville lies 95 miles south of San Francisco at the southern end of Santa Cruz County, covers 6.59140 square miles, and has a population of over 47,707.


Watsonville Airport - WVI

Watsonville Airport, home of the Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show, is located in Watsonville California on the Central Coast near Santa Cruz, Salinas, Monterey, and Carmel. The Airport is home to about 320 corporate and private aircraft. Flight instruction, airplane rentals, scenic flights, avgas, aircraft sales, maintenance facilities and restaurant are available on the field.


40th Annual
Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show

May 28, 29, 30, 2004 at
Watsonville Municipal Airport

The Watsonville Fly-In Air Show is one of the premier flying events in Northern California and provides a wide array of activities for the entire family with a wide assortment of aircraft, food booths, aviation merchandise, fireworks, world-class air show performers and static displays. Now going into its 40th year, the Fly-In & Air Show enjoys a reputation of being the best of its type in the San Francisco Bay Area.

   

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency, under the name Federal Aviation Agency. We adopted our present name in 1967 when we became a part of the Department of Transportation.


Watsonville Pilots Association

The Watsonville Pilots Association shares the EAA-WAEC hangar located at 60 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA, on the Airport. Meetings are held here on the last Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM, except May and December. Guests are always welcome. Come visit and Join the WPA!


California Pilots Association

The main mission of California Pilots Association is to promote and preserve California's general aviation airports. Without small and medium sized airports our air transportation system would be crippled and our airplanes could become raw material for pots and pans.


Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a not-for-profit individual membership association, effectively serves the interests and needs of its members as aircraft owners and pilots, and establishes, maintains, and articulates positions of leadership to promote the economy, safety, and popularity of flight in aircraft.


Experimental Aircraft Assn.
Chapter 119 - Watsonville, CA.

Watsonville EAA Chapter 119, one of the earliest chapters, was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1961. The principal functions of EAA Chapter 119 are to educate and promote all aspects of aviation through the many programs developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


Experimental Aircraft
Association

Oshkosh, WI

EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters and contemporary manufactured aircraft.


Pajaro Valley
Aviation Academy

The Pajaro Valley Aviation Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Watsonville California. The idea for an aviation scholarship program sponsored by local businesses, residents, and aviation groups was conceived by Watsonville Municipal Airport manager Don French. Through his efforts and nurturing, the idea spouted into an organization incorporated in the summer of 2000. The directors represent various aviation groups in the Pajaro Valley, as well as members from the community-at-large.


Monterey Bay Ninety-Nines
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is the world's largest and oldest organization of licensed women pilots. We are a non-profit organization with 6,000 members worldwide organized into Sections and then into area chapters. Meetings are held in the EAA hangar at the Watsonville Airport.

International Organization of Women Pilots
The Ninety-Nines

Oklahoma City, OK
The Ninety-Nines. Our organization was founded in 1929 by 99 licensed women pilots for the mutual support and advancement of aviation. We're still going strong today. Join us as we take a look at women and their role in aviation.

Southwest Section Ninety Nines

The Southwest Section Ninety Nines is one of twenty-one sections in the International Ninety-Nines, Inc. The Southwest section is made up of the U.S. states of California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The Southwest Section holds about 25% of the International Ninety-Nines membership with over 1,500 members and 56 chapters.


Civil Air patrol
Squadron 13

Santa Cruz / Watsonville

Civil Air Patrol Squadron 13 Santa Cruz / Watsonville, is a Composite Squadron (consisting of a Cadet Squadron and Senior Member Squadron) of the United States Air Force Auxiliary - Civil Air Patrol. Squadron 13 meets in the National Guard Armory located on Watsonville Municipal Airport - Cadets meet every Tuesday evening, beginning promptly at 6:30 PM and concluding by 9:00 PM; Seniors meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Every person in America depends upon the small aircraft of General Aviation. From shipping packages to protecting crops to catching criminals, the pilots and aircraft of GA are hard at work in our daily lives.

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  LOCAL AREA AIRPORTS - INFORMATION
 Watsonville Municipal Airport - Watsonville, California FAA Identifier: WVI  UNICOM: 122.800
Time
Zone
Latitude &
Longitude
Fuel Runway Lighting Approaches Variation Elevation Runway
Pacific 36-56-08.628N
121-47-22.624W
100LL,
 80/87
Jet A
Runway 2/20 edge lights: medium intensity VOR-DME / LOC / NDB / GPS 16 deg E 160 ft. / 02/20 4501 x 150
08/26 3999 x 100

 Monterey Peninsula Airport - Monterey, California - FAA Identifier: MRY - UNICOM: 122.95
Time
Zone
Latitude &
Longitude
Fuel Runway Lighting Approaches Variation Elevation Runway
Pacific N 36 35' 13.1"
W 121 50' 34"
Avgas
Jet
10R/28L Medium intensity
10L/28R  High intensity      
ILS/LOC/
NDB/GPS
15 deg E 257 ft. 10R/28L 7616 x 150 ft
10L/28R 3513 x 60 ft.

 
 Marina Municipal Airport - Marina, California - FAA Identifier: OAR - UNICOM: 122.7
Time
Zone
Latitude &
Longitude
Fuel Runway Lighting Approaches Variation Elevation Runway
Pacific N 36 40' 54.762"
W 121 45' 44.451"
100LL 11/29 Medium intensity   15 deg E 135 ft. 11/29  3000 x 75 ft.

 Salinas Municipal Airport - Salinas, California - FAA Identifier: SNS - UNICOM: 122.95
Time
Zone
Latitude &
Longitude
Fuel Runway Lighting Approaches Variation Elevation Runway
Pacific N 36 39' 46.052"
W 121 36' 22.897"
100LL
Jet A
8/26 Medium intensity
13/31 High intensity
  16 deg E 84 ft. 8/26 6000 x 150 ft.
13/31 4825 x 150 ft.
 

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Visitor information and attractions around the Monterey Bay Area
Monterey Bay Area
Official City and County Resources
Santa Cruz County side of the Bay Monterey County side of the Bay
Monterey Bay Area
Visitor & Convention Bureaus
Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Area Festivals and other events held annually

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