Do you have your REAL ID?

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.

Air Service Attraction Efforts


Currently there is no commercial air service from Chico Municipal Airport, however, the City of Chico, local community groups, and other individuals are aware of the value of commerical air service to our community and are making every effort to ensure that Chico is once again served by a commercial air carrier. One of these groups is JetChico, a non-profit private-public collaboration with the goal of bringing reliable, convenient and efficient commercial jet service to Chico. If you have questions or would like to get involved please visit their website at


Airport Access and Driver Training

Everyone requesting authorization to access the Chico Municipal Airport Operations Area (AOA) must: (1) complete an Airport Operations Area (AOA) Access Request form; (2) complete the Airport Driver Training Program and written test; and (3) meet at least one of the following criteria:

    1. Hold an airport lease, operating agreement or use permit;
    2. Be an employee, associate or relative or an authorized airport business or tenant;
    3. Be an active flight student, aircraft renter or member of a flying club; or
    4. Be authorized by the Airport Manager.

Click here for the Airport Access Card Application Form and here for the Driver Training Program Study Guides and Written Test.

After you have completed and printed the Application Form and Written Driver Test, you may submit them for consideration by (1) scanning & emailing to, (2) faxing to (530) 895-4733 or (3) hand delivering to 411 Main Street, 3rd Floor between the hours of 8AM-5PM Monday thru Friday. If you receive a passing grade on the written test (two or less incorrect answers), your application will be forwarded to the Airport Manager for review. Upon approval, you will be contacted by a representative from the City’s HR/Risk Management Department to arrange for the issuance of your airport access card.


Airport Property Available for Lease

Chico Municipal Airport has unimproved airport properties available for aviation businesses. Contact Airport Manager Sherry Miller at (530) 896-7216.

Upcoming Projects - Notice to Users

Reconstruct Taxiway A


Chico Air Museum

North Valley Aviation Association