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About the Airport

Ryan Airfield (RYN), 9698 W. Ajo Highway, is about 14 road miles southwest of Tucson at the intersection West Valencia Road. On 1,876 acres, Ryan has more than a dozen tenants providing services to general aviation as well as charter operators and flight instruction facilities.

The air traffic control tower is operated under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower Program and is staffed 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

General Airport Layout

More specific information is available on the pilot information page here and the airport services page here.

Ryan Airfield (RYN), along with Tucson International Airport (TUS), comprise the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) airport system.

Ryan 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 state deeded the land to the City of Tucson and the TAA operates under a long-term lease.

Services & Amenities

Administration Office

The Tucson Airport Authority maintains an office at Ryan Airfield to assist tenants and the public with information, emergencies or friendly chatter. Contact the office at (520) 883-9800.

For airfield maintenance issues, call (520) 883-2921.



Richie’s Café
9700 West Ajo Highway
(520) 444-7467

Now Open 6 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

Casual restaurant and full-service bar serving breakfast and lunch featuring generous portions of homemade comfort food at reasonable prices. Available for catering and after-hours events.

Richie’s Café Info and Menus


Fixed Base Operator

6201 South Airfield Drive

(520) 744-7474
FAX: (520) 434-0439
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday



100LL and Jet-A are available during FBO business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Self-serve 100LL is available at all times with major credit card. On call Jet-A is available after hours by prior arrangement (additional fee applies).

Transient Aircraft Parking

For overnight and short-term aircraft parking, the Restaurant Ramp allows for 24-hour street side access. The Tower Ramp is reserved for long-term parking only.


Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) 

Aero Experts
6249 South Aviator Lane
(520) 444-3201
Hours 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

6230 South Airfield Drive
(520) 235-3491
Hours: 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Aero Smith
6250 South Airfield Drive
(520) 975-2452
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; by appointment only

Jim’s Aircraft
6244 South Aviator Lane
(520) 822-1919 or (520) 883-7104
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-12 noon Saturday

Sonora Avionics
6262 South Aviator Lane
(520) 883-7822 or (520) 883-9257
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-12 noon Saturday

Tucson Upholstery Aircraft Interiors
6248 South Aviator Lane
(520) 746-3488
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment



Hangars, Tiedowns and Shadeports

Air Center West
6248 South Aviator Lane
(520) 883-7104
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-12 noon Saturday

Cherokee Cabanas
6320 South Airfield Drive
(520) 954-7667
Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Jim’s Aircraft
6244 South Aviator Lane
(520) 822-1919 or (520) 883-7104
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-12 noon Saturday

Mobile Aire Hangars
6323 South Aviator Lane
(520) 883-5851 or (520) 889-6301
Hours: 8 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday-Saturday

VistaWest Hangars
6330 South Aviator Lane
(520) 444-7747
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily


Flight Instruction/Aircraft Rental

Alpha Air
6248 South Aviator Lane
(520) 883-4430
Hours, Summer: 7 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday-Sunday
Hours, Winter: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Kelly’s Aviation
6330 South Aviator Lane
(520) 578-0018
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday


Master Plan

Updated periodically, the Ryan Airfield 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.


Wash rack

A coin-operated, self-serve aircraft wash rack is located on the southwest edge of the transient apron near the tower.

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