As an important member of the San Fernando Valley community, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) provides and supports a number

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of programs to benefit local residents and businesses. Their goals include balancing the needs of aviation interests with those of local communities, furthering effective communication with various publics, understanding the needs of airport neighbors, and enhancing public education about the exciting world of general aviation. So take a look at what they have to offer, and let them know how we can assist you.

Citizens Advisory Council: The VNY Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) was formed in 1985 to make recommendations to the Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) and receive community input on airport projects and issues, including operations, facilities development and land utilization at and around VNY. The 18-member panel is appointed by the BOAC, Mayor of Los Angeles and neighboring Los Angeles City Councilmembers. VNY’s Public and Community Relations staff provides administrative support to the CAC, which holds its meetings the first Tuesday night of each month. See the monthly agendas for meeting times, locations and further details.

Tour and Slide Presentation Programs: VNY offers free guided bus tours and slide presentations to school, civic and community organizations/groups on weekdays and select Saturdays. More than 10,000 children and adults participate in these programs annually. Airports Council International, a leading aviation organization, has rated VNY’s tour program among the top three in the country.

Speaker Bureau: Community organizations are invited to schedule expert speakers on a wide variety of informative, airport-related topics through VNY’s Speaker’s Bureau program. The program allows the public to learn about VNY’s rich history and the variety of businesses, operations and services found at the world’s busiest general aviation airport. Groups that request a presentation on the history and overview of VNY have the opportunity to view The Life and Legacy of Van Nuys Airport, a 13-minute DVD program completed in 2005.

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