California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Today's Date: Oct.15, 2015
District: Headquarters
Contact: Jason Probst
Phone: (916) 657-7060
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

Caltrans Division of Aeronautics keeps airports, public safe

SACRAMENTO – In this News Flash, join Caltrans for an up-close and airborne look at the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics as they ensure safety at airports across the state. With the proximity of these airports to populated areas, operational safety of these facilities is a vital priority.

Aeronautics staff are responsible for annually inspecting more than 400 public-use airports and hospital heliports, and all inspectors are required to have an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.

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This News Flash is the 50th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-raging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability.  To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to

For more information about the department’s activities, connect with Caltrans at

To learn more about the Division of Aeronautics, go to