Monterey County Points of Interest
Metz Field/Chapin Int'l AirportBack in the 1970s, where the mountains reached the river, Metz field was just that, a field. In 1973, a fella by the name Wayne Handley built a runway, a hanger, a chemical loading facility and hauled in a mobile home office to start "Crop Flight," an aerial crop dusting service, the runway, made of the finest DG Wayne could get for nothing, with a small patch of asphalt in the middle, would later turn into an aerobatic competition training center where many of the worlds best aerobatics stars have landed, taken off and trained from. Two famous approaches, one from the North known as "Canyon One" and one from the South known as "Tunnel One" make Metz Field a very unusual place to land and play. Along came Don Chapin in 2005 who took over for Wayne, now known as DCFIA. Metz Field is known for one unique feature, its the only place in Monterey County where four forms of transportation meet: Runway, Railroad, Road, and River all meet right here at this special spot, Metz Field, Ca.
Dedicated October 24, 2011 By
Monterey Viejo Chapter No 1846
E Clampus Vitus