Modesto City-County Airport's primary activity is general aviation in nature and the airport is home base for
approximately 200 general aviation aircraft, which include Corporate Jets, Twin and Single Engine Aircraft, Helicopters, and
Ultralights. Tenants on the airport generally fall into the following categories: Small Aircraft Owners,
Fixed-Base Operators, Corporate Aircraft Owners, Law Enforcement, and Medical Responders.
The Commemorative Air Force, Modesto Airport Pilots Association, and Civil Air Patrol are
organizations based at the airport. Each group offers local pilots and the public an opportunity
to interact with the aviation community at Modesto Airport.
Aircraft and flight services provided at Modesto Airport consist of major and minor aircraft frame and
mechanical repairs, avionics and 24-hour fuel service. Fuel service can be
obtained from a line truck, or an owner can fuel their aircraft using the self-fueling pumps.
The following operators at Modesto Airport provide aircraft and flight services:
Airport Users can call for services on Unicom, Frequency 122.95 or Fuel, Frequency 132.00.
On the General Aviation side of the airfield (southwest side), a pilot's lounge is located in the building
nearest the flag pole. If you are exiting the airfield via the pedestrian
gate, be sure to record the gate’s cipher lock combination so that you can regain entry to the airport on your
Transient Aircraft Parking
Visiting pilots will find aircraft parking areas on the southwest and northeast sides of the airport.
Pavement strength on the southwest apron (General Aviation side) are for aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs.
Pilots of large aircraft, those weighing more than 12,500 lbs, must park on the northeast aircraft ramp
located between the Tower and the Terminal. Do not attempt to exit the airfield through the airlines
restricted area at the terminal. You may exit the airfield via a pedestrian gate, located near the tie
downs. Before exiting, be sure to record the cipher lock combination for re-entry. You may obtain ground
transportation (Hertz, Avis-Budget, and taxis) inside the terminal.
Aircraft parking overnight are charged a parking fee as follows:
|Single Engine Aircraft / Helicopter||$7.50 per day
|Small Twin Engine||$9.75 per day
|Large Multi-Engine||$14.00 per day
|Jets||$14.00 per day
Modesto City-County Airport leases 119 aircraft t-hangars that are located on the southwest side
of the airport. Hangar size varies from approximately 800 sq.ft. to 1858 sq.ft. with differing dimensions.
Anyone interested in submitting an application to lease a hangar may view the policy and
download an application from this site, which can then be submitted to the Airport Administration Office.
Click here for approximate hangar square footages, door height, etc.
*End Units in hangars A - F provide aircraft owners more space.
In addition to hangars, there are single-engine and twin-engine aircraft tie-downs available for a
reasonable monthly lease rate or on a day-by-day basis.
Aircraft and Auto Insurance
The City of Modesto requires all airport tenants to provide and maintain appropriate insurances at all
times. Insurance certificates must name the City of Modesto as an additional insured, and state that the
insurance carrier will give the City 30-days advance notice when coverage is either changed or cancelled.
Continued Airport privileges are contingent upon maintaining proof of appropriate coverage.
Aircraft: Minimum required insurance coverage is $1,000,000 bodily injury and $300,000 for
property damage, or $1,000,000 combined single limit.
Vehicle: Minimum required insurance coverage is $300,000 bodily injury and $100,000 for property
damage, or $300,000 combined single limit.
Questions about insurance can be directed to the Airport’s Administrative Assistant at