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Contact & Location

Angi Daus, Airport Marketing Supervisor
adaus@santabarbaraca.gov
(805) 692-6024

45 Hartley Place
Santa Barbara, CA 83117
 

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Visitors Center

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The Airport Visitor Center is closed and all programming is on hold until further notice.
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Activities

The Airport Visitors Center hosts several local flying clubs and nonprofit organizations on a monthly basis. Including the Ninety-Nines, EAA Chapter 527, Santa Barbara Radio Modelers, Santa Barbara Flying Club and A Different Point of View. All of these clubs and organizations are open to the public.

The Airport Visitor's Center provides a local resource to teachers seeking curriculum from agencies including FAA, NASA, and the California DOT. The Visitor's Center boasts the South Coast's best video collection on aviation history, with over 200 videos! Local teachers may contact the center to receive a current listing of relevant teaching materials and curriculums or partner on class visits to the Airport.

Visitors Center History

45 Hartley Place was previously the site of the Airport Fire Station! It has housed City Fire Station 8 and County Fire Station 12. The bays that once housed fire trucks now house hands-on exhibits on aviation. The Visitor's Center was originally one room located in the Airport Administration building. It has since grown to a conference room, a classrooms, an exhibit hall, an office and a kitchen.

Driving Directions to the Visitors Center

From US 101

  • Take the Fairview Avenue exit.
  • Northbound: Go straight, over freeway
  • Southbound: Turn right, on Fairview Ave.
  • Turn right on Hollister Avenue
  • Turn left on Hartley Place (The second left turn pocket on Hollister)
  • Go straight towards Fire Station 8 on Hartley Place

The Visitors Center is across the street from the Fire Station.