Frequently Asked Questions

What are the airport hours of operation?
The airport is open for aircraft takeoffs and landings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The control tower is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. After hours, Montgomery Field is an uncontrolled airport.

How do planes land and takeoff when the control tower is closed?
When the control tower is closed, pilots transmit their intentions on a common traffic advisory frequency, or CTAF (119.2 MHz).

Can you tell the airplanes to stop flying over my house?
The airport has no control over aircraft in flight. That authority lies with the Federal Aviation Administration.

What is the largest aircraft that can fly out of Montgomery Field?
There is a 20,000 pound maximum certificated takeoff gross weight restriction due to a City Council Resolution. The largest aircraft that routinely uses Montgomery Field is a Citation Excel corporate jet.

I would like to rent a hangar at Montgomery Field to store my plane. Who do I need to talk to?
Contact one of the Fixed Base Operators for availability and fees.

I would like to rent a monthly tiedown space at Montgomery Field to store my plane. Who do I need to talk to?
Contact Airport Operations at (858) 573-1440.

Are there any noise restrictions at Montgomery Field?
Yes, there are noise limits established for day time (0630 - 2330L) and night time (2330 - 0630L) operations. There are also recommended noise abatement procedures. See the Noise Abatement section for more information, or contact the Noise Abatement Office at (858) 573-1436.