The airport master plan provides a vision for future airport development. It is the local airport planning document to be used as guidance in planning for airport facility needs over a 20-year time period
- Existing Airport Inventory
- Aviation Activity Forecasts (to be approved by FAA)
- Facility Requirements
- Development Alternatives
- Recommended Master Plan Concept
- Capital Improvement Program/Financial Plan
- Land Use Compatibility Analysis
- Airport Layout Plan (to be approved by FAA)
Ventura County Airports need clear direction on how they will be developed to meet the needs of Ventura County residents. This process will determine and plan for future growth opportunities and development at Ventura County Airports in all segments of aviation to include light general aviation, corporate, business, training, and commercial aviation.
Coffman Associates, a national aviation consulting firm specializing in airport planning studies, was selected following a qualifications-based selection process.
The FAA provides 100% of the project funding. The federal Aviation Trust Fund is the source of FAA funds, which is funded exclusively by various aviation user fees, including fees on airline tickets, aviation fuel, and some aircraft parts.
The PAC consists of local community leaders and stakeholders. The PAC will provide guidance and feedback on draft master plan documents. PAC meetings take place at key milestones in the planning process. Members of the PAC are listed below.
- Bill Thomas — Camarillo Airport Authority
- Brian Tucker — Ventura County Lodging Association
- Bruce Stenslie — Economic Development Collaborative
- Carmen Ramirez — Board of Supervisors - District 5
- Charlotte Craven — Camarillo City Council
- Claudia Bill-de la Peña — Thousand Oaks City Council
- Eugene Fussell — Oxnard Airport Authority
- Gabe Teran - Oxnard City Council
- Julie Mino — Visit Oxnard
- Kelly Long — Board of Supervisors – District 3
- Lorrie Brown — Ventura City Council
- Marlyss Auster — Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau
- Mitchel Deshotel — Naval Base Ventura County
- Nancy Lindholm — Camarillo/Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
- Robert Bravo — County of Ventura Executive Office
- Stephanie Caldwell — Ventura Chamber of Commerce
- Steve Weiss — Aviation Advisory Commission
- Yuliana Gonzalez — Camarillo Hotel and Tourism Association
Most of the work on the airport master plan can be done remotely. There are several in-person meetings (PAC and Public Information Workshops) included in the scope of services. The scope also includes an alternate option of hosting meetings remotely through commonly available internet-based services such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or RingCentral. Should it become necessary, these resources will be utilized.
As part of the environmental considerations elements of the master plan, new noise exposure contours will be generated for the Camarillo Airport utilizing the FAA’s Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) based on the existing fleet mix of aircraft as well was the ultimate fleet mix of aircraft that will be developed as part of the forecasting element. The new noise contours will then be evaluated based upon their potential impact to noise-sensitive land uses near the airport.