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 seven working days. Feature film or more complex shoots require at least 30 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:
    Cheryl Waters at (949) 252-5048.

Upon completion of Airport Permission, County of Orange Encroachment Permit Information will be provided.

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