Ryan Airfield (RYN) is a general aviation reliever airport located 14 miles west of Tucson International Airport (TUS) at the intersection of Ajo Way and Valencia Road. It is part of the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) airport system. The airfield was created in the 1940s as a training camp for the Army Air Corps.
After the war, the State of Arizona approached the TAA about operating the airfield. The Authority and the State entered into a lease agreement, and in 1960 the State deeded RYN to the City of Tucson, subject to the TAA’s existing lease. Today RYN is one of the busiest airports in Arizona with a Federal Contract Tower, tiedowns for 300 aircraft, and a popular destination for recreational pilots.
For a PDF version of RYN’s map and service directory click here.
Services & Amenities
The Tucson Airport Authority maintains an office at Ryan Airfield to assist tenants and the public with information, emergencies or friendly chatter. Hours vary. Phone (520) 883-9800.
AirNav’s site with pilot information for Ryan Aifrield is here*.
*AirNav.com is not affiliated with the Tucson Airport Authority or Ryan Airfield and its information may not reflect current available services at RYN.
Car rental service is not currently available.
Fixed Base Operator
Hours 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday (call for availability of after-hours services)
Fuel: 100LL and Jet-A
100LL is available 24/7 at a self-service pump located near the restaurant. Credit cards are accepted.
Fueling service and Jet-A, are provided through Velocity Air.
Tucson Airport Authority has a professional on-site team to maintain the airfield. Phone (520) 883-2921.
Updated periodically, the RYN Master Plan is a 20-year blueprint to respond to future airport demand by guiding development of new or expanded facilities. Access the current master plan for RYN here.
General Aviation Minimum Standards for Ryan Airfield have been established to encourage, promote and ensure the delivery of high-quality products, service and facilities and provide safety and security to all users. The current version of the RYN minimum standards is here.
Restaurant – Now Open!
9700 W Ajo Highway
Open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily except Christmas Day
Serving breakfast and lunch featuring generous portions of homemade comfort food at reasonable prices. Available for catering and after-hours events.
Rules & Regulations
Current rules and regulations for Ryan Airfield are here.
A transient apron is at the base of the control tower. Monthly tiedown rentals are available from several airport tenants.
A coin-operated, self-serve airplane wash rack is located on the southwest edge of the transient apron near the tower.