Tag: Big Bear City Airport

Board Approves Big Bear City Airport Renovation

Big Bear City, CA, March 15, 2016 – Easy access to the Big Bear City Airport is a significant component to expanding the community’s plans for making us a first class resort destination. Last week, the public got its first glimpse of what the airport might look like following a remodeling of the terminal building during the March 9th meeting of the airport’s Board of Directors. The airport board heard presentations from two firms: Boyer & Associates of Crestline and Mountain Architecture Inc. of Big Bear City. In other business, the Big Bear City Airport Board is once again considering the purchase of Bear City Park that sits just...

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Aircraft Accident Under Investigation

Big Bear City, CA, January 26, 2016 – Yesterday morning, while performing a daily inspection, Big Bear City Airport staff found a single engine, tail wheel aircraft that was lying upside down near the runway. Following standard procedures, the airport was temporarily closed and FAA, fire,  and law enforcement personnel were contacted. There was no pilot present and the airport was told by FAA authorities not to disturb the scene. The pilot had mistakenly attempted a landing at approximately 7:30 Sunday evening on the infield area between the runway and taxiway and flipped over in the snow. The airport office was...

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Big Bear City Airport Selected for High Altitude Testing

Big Bear City, CA, November 19, 2015 – The Big Bear City Airport was selected by Agusta Westland Helicopters as a high altitude airport to test the AW169 helicopter. The tests they are performing are required to gather data at low speeds (up to 50KTS) around the hover with a CARGO load of one ton connected to the helicopter HOOK. They recently completed such tests in Thermal for the low altitude envelope and Big Bear is perfect for the Mid/High envelope. They will engage the taxiways for several runs at different aspect angles and will be hover taxiing down the runway to test the aircraft’s performance. They should be finished their testing by Friday November 20.  ...

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Big Bear Airport Has a New General Manager

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Big Bear Airport Accepts Property Donation

Big Bear City, CA, October 8, 2014 – At the most recent Airport District Board meeting, they voted unanimously to accept a donation of the portion of the terminal building currently owned by Evergreen Properties. The donation is approximately 24,000 square feet, which would bring the airport holdings in the terminal building to just under 30,000 square feet. This means the airport now has ownership and control of all the buildings on it’s property. At this time, the Airport Board has no plans to change the operation of the facility and does not propose changes to any tenant leases in the building. They will immediately review improving the infrastructure and will begin the process of considering options for what to do with the vacant portions of the building including the 16,000 square foot empty restaurant...

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