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If inspiration can set us on a new course in life, and the setting is half of it, consider the possibilities to be found at an airport like Van Nuys. With a reputation that exceeds itself, Van Nuys airport is one of the world's busiest general aviation airports, boasting 230,000 takeoffs and landings annually. The reason? Van Nuys' prime location, state-of-the-art facilities, and airfield capabilities attract aviation-leading industry professionals, companies, pilots, and passengers, alike.

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Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) has a rich and storied history that stretches back more than 80 years. Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California, the airport has played a central role in the development of the region and the aviation industry as a whole.

The airport was first established in 1928 as a small airfield called Van Nuys Metropolitan Airport. It was initially used as a training facility for military pilots during World War II, and it later became a popular location for movie and television productions.

In the 1950s, the airport underwent a major expansion, adding new hangars and facilities to accommodate the growing demand for air travel. It became a hub for private and charter flights, and it continued to be a popular destination for movie and television productions.
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Today, Van Nuys Airport is the busiest general aviation airport in the world, serving more than 250,000 aircraft operations each year. It is home to a wide range of aviation businesses and services, including aircraft maintenance and repair facilities, flight schools, and aircraft charter companies. You will also discover a number of important aviation organizations, including the West Coast headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Van Nuys Airport Association. As the aviation industry continues to evolve, Van Nuys Airport remains an important hub for business and leisure travel, and it continues to be a vital part of the Los Angeles community. Put altogether, it's a great place for people who are passionate about aviation.
As the backdrop to some of aviation’s finest historical achievements, inspiration is in abundance here. We invite you to join us in fueling your aviation passion, whether hobby or career drove, and experience our environment, cultivating community and adding to the rich history that is KVNY. 

The airport's status isn’t lost on us, and it shouldn’t be on you either. If you’re interested in diving further into the airport's impressive history, consider checking out the documentary ‘One Six Right’. We have included a link down below and its epic and iconic opening sequence. 

"One Six Right: The Romance of Flying" is a documentary film that celebrates the history and cultural significance of aviation. The film tells the story of Van Nuys Airport, a small airfield located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, and the people who have made it an important hub for business and leisure travel. The film features stunning aerial footage, interviews with pilots and aviation professionals, and a original score by composer James Horner.”

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