Reid–Hillview Airport is located on the eastern side of San Jose, owned and operated by Santa Clara County. The county manages 145 hangars, 52 shelters, and 173 open tie-downs on the airport. Reid–Hillview is a general aviation airport; there is no scheduled airline service. As with most general aviation airports, air charter operations are available.
Groundbreaking for Reid–Hillview airport came in 1937. Bob and Cecil Reid built the Garden City Airport in 1935, which was quickly closed to make room for U.S. Route 101. Their second site was northwest of the Hillview golf course, hence the name. Reid–Hillview was a single runway airport until 1965, when a second runway was added. The control tower opened in October 1967, and, in 2010, San Jose State University's Aviation program relocated to Reid–Hillview.
Reid-Hillview has an assortment of services to ensure a full service experience. There are pre-made sandwiches available at the Airport Shoppe. A pilot's lounge, restrooms, and vending machines are available in the airport terminal. Plenty of parking is available for vehicles. There is a major bus stop about 3/4 of a mile from the airport for trips into town where a full spectrum of hotels, shopping, and restaurants can be found. As well, many favorite San Jose festivals and car shows are held at Reid-Hillview Airport.
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