As a cornerstone of the Rialto Municipal Airport for over 36 years, Judy Scholl is relocating her aircraft and aviation legacy to a brand new hangar facility currently under construction at the San Bernardino International Airport. Judy, a pilot herself, has continued the legacy of her late husband Art Scholl by operating the Art Scholl Aviation facility, a full service fixed base operator based at Rialto airport.
Prior to downsizing much of her business 5 years ago, she rented airplane mock-ups to the film industry, rented aircraft, and operated a flight school. Later this year, Ms. Scholl will transition her 4 aircraft into a brand new state-of-the art 6,800 square foot hangar as part of a larger general aviation hangar development under construction at the San Bernardino International Airport.
Judy’s late husband, Art Scholl, was a world famous aerobatics pilot and was involved in numerous movies and air shows that wowed the spectators. Aviation wasn’t just a hobby, but a way of life for them.
Ms. Scholl is very optimistic about her move and the overall future of the San Bernardino International Airport. “I hope to have a number of tenants come to the San Bernardino International Airport. It is a bonus that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s General Aviation Facility will be built here. Many of the smaller airports only concentrate on one service, such as cargo or maintenance, but SBD is open to offering many different pieces and is well on its way to be a successful airport”, said Judy.
In the mid 2000’s, the City of Rialto decided to close the Rialto Airport so that the property could be redeveloped for other purposes. However, due to the sluggish economy, the closure was postponed until only recently as the economy has regained its footing, and the real estate market has heated up again. Meanwhile, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s aviation division will also be relocating from Rialto Airport into a brand new hangar facility at the San Bernardino International Airport, which has stimulated interest from other tenants at Rialto. The Rialto Airport is due to close on June 30, 2014.
Onsite demolition at the San Bernardino International Airport has already been completed, and the hangar development is anticipated to begin within the next two months. This new hangar development will help ease the transition for Scholl Aviation by providing temporary space until her new hangar, and the larger general aviation hangar development is completed in the latter half of 2014.
About San Bernardino International Airport – Located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the former Norton Air Force Base was converted to civilian use in 1992 and later became certified as a commercial airport by the FAA. The Airport offers a full range of services and facilities to aviation in the Southern California region, including a new FBO serving corporate and general aviation aircraft; maintenance repair & overhaul services, and the Airport is positioning itself to provide domestic and international passenger service, as well as air cargo. www.sbdairport.com