Van Nuys Airport to Begin Improvements to Public Observation Area Limited Seating Available Week of March 12
(Van Nuys, California – March 8, 2012) Starting Monday, March 12, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) will begin making improvements to the public observation area located off of Woodley Avenue at the end of Waterman Drive, adjacent to the east side of the airfield. For the week of March 12, limited seating will be available, so visitors may want to bring their own chairs to watch aircraft take off and land.
Initial improvements to the observation area will include repainting the area canopy, followed by repainting the kiosks.
Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset, VNY’s public observation area features historical and informational exhibits, picnic benches and a children’s activity area. Besides watching aircraft take off and land, visitors can listen to a live broadcast of the air traffic control tower frequency.
About Van Nuys Airport:
One of the world's busiest general aviation airports, VNY serves as a valued San Fernando Valley resource, providing ongoing leadership in general aviation, business and community service. Dedicated to noncommercial air travel, VNY had more than 310,000 operations in 2011. More than 100 businesses are located on the 730-acre airport, including five major fixed-base operators and numerous aviation service companies.
Annually, the airport contributes approximately $1.3 billion to the Southern California economy and supports over 12,000 jobs. In addition, VNY provides programs to benefit local residents, along with educational initiatives and aviation-related career and training opportunities. For more information, visitwww.lawa.org/vny or follow us on Facebook at