About Us

Van Nuys Airport Veterans Honor Wall

The Van Nuys Airport (VNY) Veterans Honor Wall, sponsored by the Van Nuys Airport Association (VNAA), serves as a visible sign of respect and appreciation for VNY employees and their family members who are former U.S. military members.

With gratitude, we honor their sacrifice and service on behalf of our nation.

A Rich Aviation History

VNY was founded in 1928 by America’s early visionaries and flight pioneers who first introduced the San Fernando Valley to the freedom and opportunity of flight. Propelled by ingenuity, they proved that aviation could cross the ocean and bridge the world.

VNY prospered as a base for private flying and air races, where daring pilots such as Amelia Earhart captured the nation’s attention. Hit hard by the Great Depression, the airport survived as a popular filming location and continued to propel aviation forward.

During World War II, VNY served as a U.S. military base and vital defense manufacturing center. Home to the California Air National Guard for the next four decades, it also hosted the launch of entertainer Bob Hope’s final USO tour for troops overseas.

Today, VNY is distinguished as one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports, with an annual economic impact of approximately $2 billion. Supporting over 10,000 jobs, it is a base for life-saving air ambulance, firefighting, public service and humanitarian missions serving the community.

Sponsored by the VNAA

The VNAA is a non-profit membership organization representing the more than 5,300 employees and 200 businesses that call VNY home. Its mission is to promote aviation, preserve business and protect jobs in the community. Together, its members strive to set the industry standard for safety, security, sustainability and service.

As a collaborative community, the VNAA works to:

  • Build business and community partnerships
  • Attract and retain airport jobs and businesses
  • Support the current and future aviation workforce
  • Promote the benefits of general aviation

For more information, visit www.thevnaa.org.