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Venice Municipal Airport (VNC) was built in the early 1940s by the United States government to serve as a flight training facility during World War II. At the end of the war, the airport was given to the City of Venice with the stipulation that if it were not used as an airport it would revert back to the U.S. government.

Today it is a general aviation facility located 1.7 miles south of the downtown area, along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, on approximately 835 acres. It has two 5,000-foot runways which intersect each other. They are both 150 feet wide, have medium intensity runway lighting (MIRL), runway end identifier lights (REILS) and precision approach path indicators (PAPI).

Although the city leases some hangar and tie-down space on an annual basis, the Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) coordinate parking for visiting aircraft.

The airport is operated solely from the airport enterprise fund and receives no money from the city's general fund. Money for the enterprise fund comes from the airport's land leases. There are about 212 aircraft based at VNC, as estimated in 2004.

The 2000 Airport Master Plan Update may be reviewed at the Airport Administration Office, 150 E. Airport Ave., or by contacting Kimberly Caudill:

To contact the airport administration office, call (941) 486-2711.


Airport Improvements

The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft Focused Environ--mental Assessment in preparation for improvements to Runway Protection Zone for Runway 13-31.


The documents may be reviewed Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Venice Municipal Airport, 150 Airport Ave, E.; Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.; or by clicking on the link above. A public workshop takes place April 30, 5-7 p.m. at Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Comments may be submitted in writing to Airport Administrator Chris Rozansky at 150 Airport Ave E., Venice, FL 34285 or through May 18, 2014.


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