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Filming & Photography

All commercial, non-profit and student filming, videography and photography activities on Airport property require prior review and approval of the Airport Director, a County of Orange permit and a permit fee. The permitting process requires a minimum of five working days. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Areas of availability are very limited and filming is prohibited beyond the security checkpoints or on the airfield itself.

John Wayne Airport Approval:

  • Download JWA Filming Application and Guidelines (doc | pdf)
  • For more information, please contact:
    Jill Matthews at (949) 252-5168.

County of Orange Permit:

Members of the News Media are requested to contact Airport Media Relations.


Quick Links:


Jill Matthews
(949) 252-5168

County of Orange:
Mustapha Balkis
(714) 667-8844