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There are 240 public use, paved airports in California. As California based pilots, we have a unique opportunity to visit places that the general public just can't get to in any reasonable amount of time. Why would anyone want to visit all of those out of the way airports? The answer is simple - because you can!
West Valley Flying Club has a Passport Program that kicked off in June 2010. The idea is to get out and visit as many airports as possible. There is no time limit and there are prizes and recognition for those that make it to 25, 50, 100 and 200 airports. You can have a fun filled morning, afternoon, or day. Visit airports by hopping from one to the next and exploring them all.
This program is the perfect excuse to get out and explore somewhere new, making those $100 hamburger runs
more fun and exciting. There is no greater adventure than seeing all of California from the sky!
How it Works1) Stop by the club (PAO or SQL) and pick up a printed "WVFC CA Passport" - it's a map of CA with all the public use, paved airports identified.
2) Fly in a WVFC plane and land at any of the listed airports. You can be the pilot, co-pilot, or passenger.
3) On your return (or later) get a WVFC staff member to stamp your passport with the special stamp.
4) Collect prizes and awards as you reach 25, 50, 100, and 200 airports.
5) There are about 240 airports altogether. Please don't try to go to "tricky" airports that you're not comfortable visiting.
1) The program started on June 1, 2010 so only flights after that date can count.
2) There is no time limit.
3) You must be a WVFC member flying in a WVFC plane.
4) You must land at the airport for it to count.
5) Fly safe.
6) Have fun.