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Ryan Airfield Master Plan

2020 Update

Updated approximately every seven to 10 years, the Ryan Airfield Master Plan is a 20-year blueprint responding to future airport demand by guiding timely development of new or expanded facilities. The Plan is used to evaluate the airport’s capabilities, infrastructure needs and role in the economy in relation to forecasted aviation activity. The Plan also provides recommendations for ensuring compatible land uses surrounding the airport.

Ryan Airfield (RYN) is a general aviation airport located approximately 14 miles west of Tucson International Airport (TUS). It was created during World War II as a pilot training base. Ryan Airfield graduated 6,000 pilots in two years before it closed its school in 1944. Ownership of the airfield was transferred by the federal government to the State of Arizona in 1948, and in 1951 the State executed a lease agreement with the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) to manage the airfield. Ownership of the land was transferred by the State to the City of Tucson in 1960 along with the lease with the TAA.

Ryan Airfield Master Plan 2020 Update

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Ryan Airfield
9698 W Tucson-Ajo Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 883-9800