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Gnoss Field Community Association

A Chapter of the California Pilots’ Association

Information for Pilots

Fly Friendly

To reduce the noise and annoyances from low-flying aircraft over homes near the airport, GFCA and local aviation businesses have published procedures to “fly friendly” for pilots using Gnoss Field.

KDVO on the Radio

CTAF 123.075
AWOS 120.675 (415-897-2236)

KDVO by Phone

Dan Jensen, Airport Manager: ‭415-897-1754‬

Fuel: 415-897-2403

KDVO on Internet

KDVO on airnav..com (info)

KDVO on liveatc.net (audio)

Marin County (DPW) airport page

Weather Links

DVO  (Gnoss Field) Weather

O69  (Petaluma) Weather 

APC (Napa County) Weather

STS (Sonoma County) Weather

Stories of Interest to Pilots
Flying Friendly for our Neighbors
Sue flew our neighbor, Jackie Bonner, who lives south of Gnoss Field Last March, one of my fellow Rotarians, Jackie Bonner, reached out regarding the issue of low-flying airplanes over her home south of the airport.  It was not only the close proximity of …
Planes for Puppies
I learned to fly out of Gnoss Field airport, Novato, and have been involved in the local aviation community for over twenty-five years.  In September 2020, I got an email from a volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind (GD) who knew about my …

Information for Neighbors

About Annoyances from Low-Flying Aircraft

Members of the Gnoss Field Community Association sincerely respect the concerns of neighbors close to the airport. We welcome constructive dialog with neighbors to explain what pilots can and cannot do when flying into and out of Gnoss Field Airport. We also research concerns that come to us, often discovering that the aircraft are complying with federal air regulations, and in several cases not flying into or out of Gnoss Field.

Nonetheless, we intend to provide a way for community neighbors to alert us to issues of concern. Hopefully, this will be an online link posted here in the future.

Benefits of General Aviation

Hear the stories of ways the airport at Gnoss Field serves the community.

Upcoming stories will focus on three volunteer programs:

  • Lighthawk — a non-profit of conservation scientists that use aviation to see the world differently.
  • COVID Mask Distribution — flying essential light-weight supplies to places where they are needed.
  • Guide Dogs — flying animals in private airplanes with greater comfort and to places closer to their destinations. See Planes for Puppies
  • Angel Flight — pilots providing free air transportation for patients needing non-emergency medical treatment.
  • Disaster Assistance — community airports can provide vital aviation services, transportation, cargo, and distribution points in the case of a wildfire, natural disaster (flooding/earthquakes), pandemics, etc.
Aircraft that fly at Gnoss Field

View a gallery of photographs of aircraft that fly at Gnoss Field. Personal air transportation, air charter turboprop and business jets, helicopters, even military aircraft all use Gnoss Field for transportation, business and training.

Stories of interest to our Neighbors
Flying Friendly for our Neighbors
Sue flew our neighbor, Jackie Bonner, who lives south of Gnoss Field Last March, one of my fellow Rotarians, Jackie Bonner, reached out regarding the issue of low-flying airplanes over her home south of the airport.  It was not only the close proximity of …

Recent Blog Posts

Flying Friendly for our Neighbors

Last March, one of my fellow Rotarians, Jackie Bonner, reached out regarding the issue of low-flying airplanes over her home south of the airport.  It was not only the close proximity of the airplanes, but the loud noise, some worse than others.  After listening to her concerns, I asked her to start recording the time…

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Planes for Puppies

I learned to fly out of Gnoss Field airport, Novato, and have been involved in the local aviation community for over twenty-five years.  In September 2020, I got an email from a volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind (GD) who knew about my aviation connections.  The organization was looking for pilots to transport adult dogs…

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