Information for Pilots
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
AWOS 120.675 (415-897-2236)
KDVO by Phone
Dan Jensen, Airport Manager: 415-897-1754
KDVO on Internet
KDVO on airnav..com (info)
KDVO on liveatc.net (audio)
Stories of Interest to Pilots
Information for Neighbors
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.
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
Recent Blog Posts
Day 2 of Marin Fire Helicopter: Dispatched to Alamere Fire near Bolinas
On the second day of the Marin Fire contract to base a helicopter fire attack asset at Gnoss Field, Marin County Fire dispatched it to the Alamere Fire, a vegetation fire on the Coast Trail near Bolinas.At about 3pm on Tuesday, July 11, aerial fire fighting assets were called in from CalFire in Santa Rosa with a fire commander and two tankers, CalFire’s Firehawk helicopter from Boggs Mountain near Middletown, and Marin Fire’s N606PJ from Gnoss Field.
The Marin Fire helicopter was first on scene but coordinated with CalFire. The Marin Fire helicopter arrived on scene within 7 minutes, and the CalFire FireHawk from Boggs Mountain arrived 16 minutes later. Following standard practice, the tankers were directed to lay down red fire retardant that helps control the advance of the fire, while the helicopters came in later and lower to drop water at the direction of the fire command to suppress the fire.
Contacts at Marin Fire expressed satisfaction that our local helicopter provided rapid and effective air attack service, especially in an area that was difficult for ground crews to reach. The fire event lasted about 2 hours and was reported to be less than 5 acres in size.
GFCA Promotes Gnoss Field at Novato July 4 Parade
Thanks to the inspiration from Sue Royce who entered a GFCA float into the Novato July 4 parade, we presented the airport to the community. Frank Woolard provided the remote-controlled model airplane, a PT-19 he built 17 years ago! And Rick Beach provided the vehicle and signage, complete with windsock!
The banner on the float highlights that Gnoss Field is the only public airport in Marin County. It also promotes our three aviation organizations:
- GFCA: providing STEM programs for high-school students
- Marin 99s: offering scholarships for women in aviation
- Young Eagles: offering first flights for youth 8-17 years old
Are you a pilot or involved in aviation in Marin County? Then join GFCA to help keep you informed and advocate for our airport
Are you a woman interested in flying? Then join Marin 99s for support and fun with other women in aviation in Marin County
Are you or do you have a child 8-17 years old? Then watch Young Eagles website for announcement of local opportunities to fly with a volunteer pilot.
Supervisor Eric Lucan at GFCA Breakfast June 10
Marin County Supervisor Eric Lucan will be our guest speaker at the June 10 airport breakfast to learn more about your concerns.
Young Eagles’ Event
On May 20 we gave 28 Young Eagles their first flights in a lightplane. HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT.
If you know of any youngters between the ages of 8-17 who would like to go flying they can email us: email@example.com or watch for future events at YoungEaglesDay.org