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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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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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Mammoth Lakes Tourism Director John Urdi

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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Bishop Airport’s Certification Manual

By Deb Murphy Staff from Inyo County, the town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area met with Federal Aviation Administration staff in Los Angeles in late March to go over the agency’s assessment of Bishop’s Airport Certification Manual. By all accounts, the ACM was well received. “We received very favorable and very complimentary […]

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Airports get spotlight from ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mark Brownlie, Mammoth Resorts’ president and chief operating officer, stressed the importance of access to the ski area at Wednesday’s Eastern Sierra Council of Governments meeting. When asked after the meeting if Mammoth Mountain had an official position on the best choice for regional service – Mammoth or Bishop – Brownlie tactfully […]

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Report from Mammoth Town Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Depending on your point of view, Mammoth Town Council is either in the throes of analysis paralysis or moving in a deliberative way toward the town’s cannabis ordinances. One thing is really not debatable: if Mammoth’s going to levy taxes on sales, it’s got to figure that out fast to get the […]

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Officials talk regional air service for Eastern Sierra

By Deb Murphy The consultant’s presentation of a draft air service strategic plan fell a little short of expectations at Thursday’s meeting of the Mammoth/Inyo County working group focused on reliable Eastern Sierra air service. Mammoth’s Public Works Director Grady Dutton warned the audience the draft, prepared by Mead & Hunt, was just that. “We […]

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Inyo County continuing with big plans for Bishop Airport

Inyo County news release With improvement projects continuing to be completed and efforts to obtain necessary Federal certification ongoing, the Bishop Airport is closer than ever to being able to offer commercial air service for the Eastern Sierra. Fresh off the heels of Phase II of its Passenger Traffic Study, which included both short- and […]

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