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Is Coronavirus causing any delays with Bishop Airport Passenger Service?

So, what’s Happening with the Bishop Airport During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Sierra Wave has been wondering the same thing that many of our listeners and readers might be wondering: Is this coronavirus pandemic slowing down the progress towards to provide passenger air service at the Bishop Airport by November 2020? The short answer is “no” […]

 
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Inyo County District 2 Supervisor Forum at Cerro Coso College

Current District 2 Supervisor Jeff Griffiths, in his second term, and challenger Heather Lind, who is currently on the City of Bishop Planning Commission and a substitute teacher, met at a Candidates Forum at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop last Thursday, February 20th. The Forum was hosted by Inyo350, a local non-profit whose mission […]

 
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New location for Fourth of July Celebration this year in Bishop

Bishop Fire Chief Joe Dell announced at the Bishop City Council meeting that Fourth of July Celebrations, which have been held at the Bishop Airport for sixty-eight years, is being moved to the Eastern Sierra Tri- County Fairgrounds and Events Center. Dell noted that, with the future arrival of commercial air service to the Bishop […]

 
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Clint quilter updates progress on Bishop Airport

Inyo’s Chief Administrative Officer Clint Quilter set a deadline on commercial air service in Bishop by October of this year and he’s sticking to it. But, he did explain his deadline philosophy during an airport update at last week’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. “My philosophy is the little train that could,” he said. “Once you’ve […]

 
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FEW CONCERNS AT BISHOP’S AIRPORT SCOPING SESSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

The mood at Thursday’s Bishop Airport scoping session prior to the environmental assessment process was cautiously optimistic, with strong enthusiasm for incoming tourists and the outgoing locals. The proposed commercial service focuses on the ski season with three daily flights by United Express from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver starting December 15 through April […]

 
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Commercial air service at the Bishop Airport in 2020? Scoping meetings scheduled .

Sierra Wave Media received this from Lara Kaylor Director of Communications: Inyo County is proposing to initiate commercial air service at the Bishop Airport. The proposed project would relocate United Airlines’ scheduled commercial air service to Bishop Airport as early as fall 2020. Mammoth Yosemite Airport would continue to offer air service from JetSuiteX (JSX) and other similar charter services […]

 
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SCOPING WORKSHOP/MEETING ON PROPOSED AIRLINE SERVICE AT THE BISHOP AIRPORT

Inyo County is preparing the Environmental Assessment and Initial Study on impacts associated with airline service at the Bishop Airport. The process includes scoping workshops to give the public an opportunity to provide input on community concerns. Those workshops will be held in Bishop City Council Chambers, next Wednesday, January 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 […]

 
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Bishop Airport a topic for ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mammoth Lakes Tourism will be looking to Bishop Airport for reliable air service to bring the legions of skiers and nature-seekers to its mountains. John Urdi, executive director, told last Friday’s meeting of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments the Mammoth Airport had a 14.5-percent cancellation rate last winter. The hope is […]

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Inyo County, Town of Mammoth Lakes earn FAA award

Inyo County news release The County of Inyo and Town of Mammoth Lakes were recognized this week with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Herman C. Bliss Airports Partnership Award. The award was presented by FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Kirk Schaeffer and FAA Western-Pacific Region Director Mark A. McClardy during the FAA Western-Pacific Region 10th Annual Airports Conference in […]

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Bishop Airport receives $7.8 million FAA grant

FAA news release WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The selected airports will receive funding for construction or equipment to increase the airports’ […]

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A television news crew from Albuquerque takes a ride on a CV-22 Osprey Aug. 7 and finds themselves in the midst of aerial scenery that is breathtaking, as is the angle of flight during part of the ride.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Markus Maier)

V-22 Ospreys return to Bishop Airport

By Deb Murphy It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s none of the above. Despite the bird name, V-22 Osprey, the official definition of the helicopter/airplane marriage is a tiltrotor military aircraft. Four of them landed at Bishop Airport late last week. The Ospreys and a crew of 40 Marines are here for the next […]

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