Badges

About Airport Badges

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport  issue badges to all individuals who have unescorted access to the fenced area of Airport property.

If you are an Authorized Signer and need more information about your responsibilities, go to the Authorized Signer page for details.

Please read the information below to learn what is required to receive either an Airport Operations Area (AOA) Badge or Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge:

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AOA Badge

Who Needs an AOA Badge?

The Airport Operations Area consists of the restricted ground areas of the Airport, including taxiways, runways, and parking areas. The TSA defines these areas as all areas contained within the Airport’s security fencing, except for the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA).

Example of individuals who may be required to have an AOA badge:

  • Hangar tenants
  • Flight school employees / students
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Track users
  • Commercial tenants
  • Fixed Based Operator (FBO) employees
  • Contractors
  • Balloon Operators
  • Delivery service employees (e.g. FedEx / UPS)
NOTE: Pilots and passengers of transient aircraft are not required to have Sonoma County Airport badges, but they are required to stay within the Airport transient area or an FBO transient area unless escorted by an individual with a current Airport badge.
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SIDA Badge

Who Needs a SIDA Badge?

The Security Identification Display Area is a restricted ground area of the Airport that can only be accessed by those who possess a valid SIDA badge. AOA badge holders are NOT authorized to operate in the SIDA at any time. Individuals wishing to have unescorted access into the secure area of the Airport will need to obtain a SIDA badge. SIDA badges are only given to those who need access for employment purposes.

Example of individuals who may be required to have an SIDA badge:

  • Fixed Based Operator (FBO) employees
  • Airline employees
  • Security employees
  • Vending service employees
  • Janitorial service employees
  • Law Enforcement Officers (based at Airport)
  • Contractors
NOTE: Pilots and passengers of transient aircraft are not required to have Sonoma County Airport badges, but they are required to stay within the Airport transient area or an FBO transient area unless escorted by an individual with a current Airport badge.