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
- Executive Summary
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 01 – Airport Facilities Inventory
- Chapter 02 – Aviation Activity Forecasts
- Chapter 03 – Facility Requirements
- Chapter 04 – Development Alternatives
- Chapter 05 – Airport Layout Plan Narrative
- Chapter 06 – Financial Implementation Plan
- Chapter 07 – Financial Feasibility
- Appendixes: A – Glossary of Terms; B – Airport Waste and Recycling Plan; C – Archaeological, Historical and Cultural Resource Surveys; D – Agency Correspondence
- Appendix E – Public Involvement