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Eastern Sierra Regional Airport
Eastern Sierra Regional Airport - CA - 3 Aug 1999.jpg
USGS aerial photo as of 3 August 1999
Airport type Public
Owner City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Public Works
Serves Bishop, California
Elevation AMSL 4,124 ft / 1,257 m
Coordinates 37°22′23″N 118°21′49″W / 37.37306°N 118.36361°W / 37.37306; -118.36361
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,566 1,697 Asphalt
12/30 7,498 2,285 Asphalt
16/34 5,600 1,707 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Asphalt
H2 100 30 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 26,000
Based aircraft 64
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (IATA: BIHICAO: KBIHFAA LID: BIH) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) east of the central business district of Bishop, in Inyo County, California, United States. It is owned by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works.[1]



The airfield was opened in April 1940. During World War II the airfield was known as Bishop Army Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command. With the end of the war, the base was declared excess to requirements and returned to civil control.

Facilities and aircraft

Eastern Sierra Regional Airport covers an area of 830 acres (336 ha) at an elevation of 4,124 feet (1,257 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 7/25 is 5,566 by 100 feet (1,697 x 30 m); 12/30 is 7,498 by 100 feet (2,285 x 30 m); 16/34 is 5,600 by 100 feet (1,707 x 30 m). It also has two helipads: H1 is 40 by 40 feet (12 x 12 m) and H2 is 100 by 100 feet (30 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 23, 2006, the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, an average of 71 per day: 88% general aviation and 12% military. At that time there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine, 13% multi-engine, 2% jet and 5% glider.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BIH (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-09-25.

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