Business View Magazine | December 2018

158 159 FOR GENERAL AVIATION T he Watsonville Municipal Airport is a public use, general aviation airport located three miles northwest of the central busi- ness district of Watsonville, a city in Santa Cruz County, California, serv- ing the major recreation and busi- ness area of the Monterey Bay. The original airport in Watsonville was actually built at another location in the late 1920s, after several hundred community members joined togeth- er to purchase an 85-acre tract, just outside of town. The first Watsonville Airport soon became a busy center for flying activities until the U.S. Navy took it over and turned it into an airship base. In 1939, the Civil Aeronautics Ad- AT A GLANCE THE WATSONVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WHAT: A public use, general aviation airport WHERE: Watsonville, California WEBSITE: 166/Airport