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Users of the Watsonville Airport
Santa Cruz County, California

Prepared by the Watsonville Pilots Association

Information was taken from airport records & site interviews.    Frequency of use varies.    The following are partial lists only.

Visitors: Please submit additions or corrections to our Public Relations Committee --- mail@watsonvillepilots.org.   Thank you.

Civil Service & Non-profit Organizations that utilize the Airport regularly:

Organization Name

Type of Service

Home Base

AirLifeLine free medical flights for financially needy persons Sacramento
Angel Flight West free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs Santa Monica
CA Dept of Fish & Game wildlife management Sacramento
CA Dept of Forestry land management Sacramento
CA Highway Patrol law enforcement Paso Robles
City of Santa Cruz city manager business travel Santa Cruz
City of Watsonville flights for government officials Watsonville
Civil Air Patrol air search and rescue Watsonville
County of Santa Cruz flights for government officials Santa Cruz
EAA Chapter 119 experimental aircraft owner-builders; educators Watsonville
Mercy Flights free medical flights for financially needy San Diego
Monterey Bay Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots Watsonville
Santa Cruz Co Sheriff law enforcement Santa Cruz
Stanford University Dept of Aeronautics & Astronautics Moffett Field
US Army helicopter reconnaissance California
US Coast Guard search and rescue Monterey
Watsonville Pilots Association aircraft owners, pilots, aviation businesses & orgs. Watsonville


Airport-based Businesses that operate from Watsonville Airport on a regular basis:

Firm Name

Type of Business

Home Base

Aerial Images by Phoenix aerial photography Watsonville Airport
AirCrafters, LLC builder assistance for custom aircraft Watsonville Airport
Airmartronics avionics sales and repairs Watsonville Airport
AirMonterey, LLC air charter, cargo, tours Watsonville Airport
Airport Center hangar, office, and space rental Watsonville Airport
Bay Air Taxi air charter, cargo, tours Watsonville Airport
Belardi Interiors aircraft interiors Watsonville Airport
CIM, Air mechanical consulting,contracting & construction Watsonville Airport
Empire Aviation charter service Watsonville Airport
Hertz Local Edition vehicle rentals Watsonville Airport
Monterey Air Express charter service Watsonville Airport
Ocean Air Flight Services, Inc aircraft sales/rentals/repairs, supplies, instruction Watsonville Airport
Pacific AirCare aircraft maintenance & repair Watsonville Airport
Pacific Air Express charter service Watsonville Airport
Pacific Ag-Pak agricultural packing products Watsonville Airport
Pajaro Valley School Dist Watsonville Aviation Education Center Watsonville Airport
Specialized Aviation sales/rentals/maintenance, training, tours & photography Watsonville Airport
SkydancerLE fine art aerial photography Watsonville Airport
Skywords Aerial Services banner towing Watsonville Airport
Strawberry Aviation aircraft rentals, supplies & instruction Watsonville Airport
United Flight Services aircraft rentals/repairs, supplies & instruction Watsonville Airport
Watsonville Aviation, Inc aircraft maintenance & repair Watsonville Airport
Watsonville Executive Charter charter service Watsonville Airport
West Coast Sport Aircraft TECNAM Aircraft Sales and Service Watsonville Airport


Local Businesses that utilize the Watsonville Airport on a re-occurring basis:

Firm Name Type of Business Home Base
Airphoto Designs aerial photography Watsonville
Air Trails charter service Salinas
Aniram Corporation developers Marina
Aviation Consulting consulting and problem solving Watsonville
Best Western owner - motel management Watsonville
Beverly Fabrics fabric store chain Watsonville
Brothers Brothers commercial flower production Prunedale
Buena Vista Gardens owner - motel management Monterey
Donald G Gardner hydraulics Soquel
Driscoll Strawberries agriculture production Watsonville
Durden-Randolph Inc building design & construction Aptos
Enterprisen Car Rentals car rentals Watsonville
Evans Enterprises real estate management Aptos
Frank Capuro & Sons agriculture Watsonville
Granite Construction Co heavy construction, national Watsonville
Hansen Insurance Agency insurance services Watsonville
Hudson Tel Comm communication services Aptos
jCan Corporation computer hardware and software Aptos
Kent Mitchell Insurance real estate/insurance Monterey
Microtec machining Watsonville
Mon-Pen Company development Monterey
Monterey Bay Aircraft Co charter service Monterey
New West Foods Inc agricultural processing Watsonville
Nuctin Investments real estate management Monterey
Orion Telescopes telescope manufacturing & sales Watsonville
Plant Sciences Inc agricultural research & consulting Watsonville
Robert Van Wagenen fisheries and ocean animals research Santa Cruz
S. Martinelli & Co apple cider, international sales Watsonville
Seagate Technology computer hardware Scotts Valley
Segetti Accountants accounting firm Aptos
SMT Parts robotic parts manufacturing Santa Cruz
Soil Fume Inc agricultural chemicals Watsonville
SP Moore & Associates real estate management Watsonville
Springfield Aviation agriculture/charter services Watsonville
Starflight Inc software & venture capital Santa Cruz
SurfSoft software consulting Watsonville
TEC Development commercial development Watsonville
The Airplane Company turbine aircraft maintenance Salinas
Totlcom, Inc communications Watsonville
United Parcel Service shipping Santa Cruz
Valley View Packing packing Watsonville
Vertigo Inc computer hardware Santa Cruz
Watsonville Hospital medical services Watsonville
Well-Pict Inc strawberry production Watsonville
Wolfson Ranches cattle production Santa Cruz
Worldview manufacturing coordination Santa Cruz
Young Development machine tool design Santa Cruz


California-based Businesses that utilize the Airport on a re-occurring basis:
Firm Name Type of Business Home Base
Air Pack air cargo Oakland Int'l
Brandley Engineers aviation consulting engineers Sacramento
Cal Star helicopter air ambulance San Jose
CH2M Hill construction engineering & design Redding
Channel Island Aviation corporate charter service Camarillo
Clay Lacy Aviation charter service Van Nuys Airport
Devcon Construction general engineering & construction San Jose
Gillham Professional Group government affairs consultants Sacramento
Imboden & Company, Inc certified public accountants & financial services Santa Rosa
ITT Flight Academy airline training Bakersfield
John Powell Company general construction Pine Mtn Lake
NASA Amse Research Ctr research center & exhibits Mountain View, CA
National Marine Fishery Service marine wildlife surveys Oxnard
North Coast Services pitot-static system checks Vacaville
OmniTronics Inc high tech security San Jose
Otis Spunkmeyer charter service Oakland
Pediatric Cardiologists Inc medical care San Jose/Modesto
PJ Helicopters Inc agricultural pest control Red Bluff
Raisch Investment Group construction/investments San Jose
San Simeon Lodge real estate management San Simeon
Sanderson Electric electrical contractor Lake Tahoe
Tri-Cal Inc corporate charter service Hollister
Union Pacific Railroad railroad management  


Out-of-state Businesses that utilize the Watsonville Airport on a variable basis:
Firm Name Type of Business Home Base
Savon Drugs grocery drug and discount stores Boise, ID
BBB Produce agriculture Nogales, AZ
Beechcraft Corp aircraft production/sales Wichita, KA
Citation Air jet charter Greenwich, CT
Cornerstone energy distribution Missouri
Costco wholesale warehouse chain Kirkland, WA
Federal Express air cargo shipping Tennessee
Flights Ops jet charter Florence, AL
Kingston Produce agricultural products Idaho Falls, ID
Netjets jet charter USA & Europe
Nike wearing apparel Portland, OR
Safari Motors retail trailers & motorhomes Eugene, OR
Sander Geophysics Ltd airborne magnetic surveys Ottawa, Ontario
SCI Systems electronic subcontractors Huntsville, AL
Seattle Film Works film production Seattle, WA
Shaw Aircraft LLC   Denver, CO
Spletzer Electric electric wire installations Roseburg, OR
Tanglefoot Wing & Wheel aircraft supplies Cavanaugh Bay, ID
The Oversight Group LLC accounting, financial planning Carson City, NV
Whitworth Air Inc   Medford, OR
Williamette forest products Eugene, OR
Wizardry hardware/software design Minden, NV

Visitors: Please submit additions or corrections to our Public Relations Committee at mail@watsonvillepilots.org.  Thank you.

First prepared and tracked by the Watsonville Pilots Association beginning February, 2000


Copyright 2001-2017. All Rights reserved.
Watsonville Pilots Association, a Chapter of the California Pilots Association
A 501 (c) (3) organization. All Rights reserved.
Mail to: P.O. Box 2074, Freedom, CA 95019-2074
Last modified: 12/28/2015
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