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 … [Read more...]

Big Bear Airport Has a New General Manager

Airport MGR.

Big Bear City, CA, May 21, 2015 - The Big Bear Airport District Board of Directors has named Dustin Leno, A.A.E., as the new General Manager of the Big Bear City Airport. His first day with the airport was May 11, 2015. In a Special Board of Directors Meeting on April 24, Mr. Leno’s one year employment contract was approved, clearing the way for … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Summertime Roadwork

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 19, 2014 - The winter season is hard on our mountain roads, so repair projects and upgrades are in full swing. On the west side of town, a road widening project is taking place. On Big Bear Blvd. between Pine Knot and Paine, primarily in front of Knights Inn and the Fireside Lodge, the north-side shoulder is being … [Read more...]

Slow Down for the Cone Zone

Big Bear City, CA, April 21, 2014 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) starts work this week on a safety project near the airport in Big Bear City. This $469,000 project will improve Big Bear Blvd. at Big Tree Drive, widening the roadway and re-striping the intersection to provide one through-lane and a left-turn lane for both … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Airport “Air Fair” This Saturday 8/24/2013

The "Catch 22" B-25

Big Bear City, CA, August 20, 2013 -- This Saturday, the Big Bear City Airport presents Big Bear Air Fair 2013 with the theme, "Celebrating 110 Years of Flight." Admission is just $2, and the event will last from 9:00 AM. to 4:00 PM. The event organizers promise vintage Warbirds, a P-47 Thunderbolt, a F3F Wildcat, a F6F Hellcat, a F8F … [Read more...]

Marine Corps Plane Disabled At Airport

Big Bear City, CA, March 28, 2013 - According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, a Marine Corps T-34 was disabled on the runway of the Big Bear City Airport yesterday afternoon. Runway 26 at the airport was closed for about an hour. The nose wheel collapsed on the US Marine Corps training plane. An instructor and a pilot were on board … [Read more...]

Nancy Jones Retires as Office Manager at the Big Bear City Airport


Big Bear City, CA, May 8, 2012, 3:00pm - Nancy Jones, a friendly face at the Big Bear City Airport, is retiring as of today.  Nancy has been the Office Manager at the airport since June of 1998.  For most who fly in and out of the Big Bear Valley, Nancy is the first person they see.  In addition to her responsibilities as Office Manager, she … [Read more...]

Censure of Airport Board Director Greene Proposed

Big Bear City, CA, March 13, 2012 10:00 am – The Big Bear Airport Board is considering the censure of one of the Directors, Gloria Greene, who was elected to the office in 2008.  The issues surrounding this censure are Brown Act violations, breach of decorum and breach of the Social Contract. This proposed action is slated for the March 14th … [Read more...]

The Legal Battle Over Mandarin Gardens Airport Lease Appears To Be Over


Big Bear City, CA March 8, 2012 2:00pm - For nearly six years a dispute over the lease and subsequent purchase option of  a portion of the Big Bear City Airport Terminal Building has keep all parties involved in a state of limbo but that state appears to be coming to an end.  According to a recent judgment issued on February 29, 2012 Barry Wang … [Read more...]