The County of San Bernardino, the owner and operator of Apple Valley Airport, has initiated the preparation of a Master Plan Update for Apple Valley Airport in order to assess its existing and future role while also providing direction and guidance for future development.
The study is designed to provide guidance for future development and provide updated justification for projects for which the airport may receive funding participation through federal and state airport improvement programs. The County has hired Coffman Associates, an airport consulting firm which specializes in master planning and environmental studies, to complete the Master Plan Update.
The Master Plan Update is intended to be a proactive document which identifies and then plans for future facility needs well in advance of the actual need for the facilities. This is done to ensure that the County of San Bernardino – Department of Airports can coordinate project approvals, design, financing, and construction to avoid experiencing detrimental effects due to inadequate facilities.
The Apple Valley Airport Master Plan Update will be prepared in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements, including Advisory Circular 150/5300-13, Airport Design (as amended) and Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans.
Apple Valley Airport serves as a vital economic asset for the County of San Bernardino and the Victor Valley region. As such, it should be carefully and thoughtfully planned and subsequently developed in a manner which matches the development goals of the area. An important result of this master planning effort will be a comprehensive development plan tailored to meet future facility needs. A comprehensive and proactive development plan protects development areas and ensures they will be readily available when required to meet future needs.