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Fly-ins: Let’s go to LivermoreFly-ins: Let’s go to Livermore

GA-friendly Northern California airport hosts June fly-in

AOPA will host its second 2019 fly-in at Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK) in June.

Join us June 21 and 22 for another fine weekend of flying, camaraderie, education, and enjoyment. Livermore Municipal Airport is a city-owned property on 643 acres. It boasts a beautiful terminal flanked by Five Rivers Aviation, an FBO owned by Pete Sandhu. “We have a strong aviation community here,” says Sandhu.

There are more than 500 based aircraft and 392 hangars. LVK is a reliever airport for the San Francisco Bay Area. An airfield existed in Livermore as early as 1929. During World War II, the U.S. Navy used the field. It became Livermore Sky Ranch in 1953 and was purchased by the city. That land was deemed more useful as residential property; the current Livermore Municipal Airport opened in 1965. The 8,400-square-foot terminal building was built in 2015. Livermore has two parallel runways; Runway 7L/25R is 5,253 feet long and 7R/25L is 2,699 feet long.

There are six flight schools at LVK, which gives you an idea how busy this airport is. Bay Area just opened in March; Jato Aviation, Red Sky Aviation, Flying Particles, Attitude Aviation, and Five Rivers are the others. Since 1997, Attitude Aviation has offered tailwheel and aerobatics instruction on the field. Sam Rivinius purchased Attitude in 2016.

“On behalf of the City of Livermore I would like to say how enthusiastic we are to host an AOPA Fly-In for 2019,” said David Decoteau, airport manager. “Livermore Airport has such a diverse group of general aviation pilots along with well-established aviation organizations based on the airfield. The city is excited to showcase all that we have to offer in the local area including dining, shopping, outdoor activities, and our famous wines. We hope everyone will plan to come out to enjoy the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area this June.”

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Julie Walker

Julie Summers Walker

AOPA Senior Features Editor
AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker joined AOPA in 1998. She is a student pilot still working toward her solo.

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