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    Rialto Airport (Miro Field, Art Scholl Memorial Field) California United States
Location
Lat 34° 7' 45N Long 117° 24' 6W  Rialto Airport is located at an elevation of 1,455' above sea level to the west of Rialto in San Bernardino County in California in the United States. Known as Miro Field for the first property owner Mr. Sam Miro. During the late 1970s known as Art Scholl Memorial Field in honor of Mr. Art Scholl. Officially known as Rialto Municipal Airport or Rialto Muni Miro Field until closed in 2014.

Construction
During 1944, this property was purchased by Mr. Sam Miro. In 1966 the City of Rialto purchased this property and accepted $15 million in Federal funding for airport improvements and to purchase adjacent land to expand the property as a private airfield without a control tower.

Today
In 1978, Art Scholl Aviation founded by Mr. Mr. Art E. Scholl an aerobatic pilot relocated to this airfield and began conducting airshows for the public and was renamed Art Scholl Memorial Field in his honor.

Postwar
During the 1970s renamed Art Scholl Memorial Field in honor of Mr. Art Scholl who was an aerobatic pilot based at the airfield. Officially known as Rialto Municipal Airport or Rialto Muni Miro Field as a small airport with two runways. The first runway is oriented 24/06 measures 4,500' x100' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway is oriented 35/17 measures 2,650' x 50' surfaced with asphalt. Airport code: FAA: L67.

Today
During 2009, Rialto authorized the closure of this airport for redevelopment into commercial real estate. After the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Aviation Division relocated to nearby San Bernardino International Airport, aviation activities ceasted. On September 18, 2014, the airport officially closed to air traffic and both runways were each marked with a yellow "X" to indicate they were not active. The former airport area will be developed by Target into a shopping area.

Westpac Restorations (Klaers Aviation)
Private Restoration Facility (former location) until relocated to Colorado

Warbirds West Air Museum
Located at Rialto Airport until relocated to Gillespie Field near San Diego.

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020

 

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