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Airport of the Month: Boonville
August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Nestled in Northern California, to the northwest of Cloverdale, lies a small town with restaurants, wineries, and local shops. Boonville is a hidden gem in the Anderson Valley and is known for its laid-back lifestyle and way of life.
Boonville has a small airport (D83) in the western part of the town. The airport has a 2800-foot long runway and some parking areas but does not have any other services, including fuel. Little River (LLR), Ukiah (UKI), and Cloverdale (O60) all have self-serve fuel and reside within a twenty-minute flight from Boonville. However, walking north alongside Mountain View Road upon exiting the airport, and then turning right, you’ll find plenty of shops, wine tasting rooms, and restaurants.
Restaurants include The Restaurant at the Boonville Hotel, Mosswood Market, and Lauren’s. All three of these are good choices, but as the town is small, please make sure to call ahead and reserve a table to ensure they’re open and have seating for your party. For non-pilots, Maryetta Wines and Disco Ranch offer wine tastings, as well as some dining options. Others may find joy walking around town and sampling the charming little shops. One of the shops, Paysanne, has excellent sweet treats to eat on the way back to the airport to round off your visit. If you would like to stay the night, the Boonville Hotel is right in the downtown core.
Please remember to bring extra tie-downs or chocks if you’re stopping by. The airport also does not have any instrument approaches, so please plan ahead and watch the weather.
If you go to Boonville, please let FOG know what you think with a PIREP! We would love to know how your visit was, what eateries you would recommend, and any other information the flying community should know. We’ll share the feedback in one of our monthly newsletters.