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BIH
Eastern Sierra Regional Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2014-11-13 0901Z
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Location Information for KBIH
Coordinates: N37°22.39' / W118°21.82'
Located 02 miles E of Bishop, California on 830 acres of land. View all Airports in California.
Surveyed Elevation is 4124 feet MSL.
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 1000 AGL (5124 MSL)
Magnetic Variation from 1985 is 15° East
Operations Data
Airport Use:Open to the public
Activation Date:April 1940
Status:Operational
Control Tower:No
Seg-Circle:Yes
Beacon:Clear-Green
(Lighted Land Airport)
Wind Indicator:Yes, Lighted
A.R.T.C.C.:OAKLAND
F.S.S.:RIVERSIDE
NOTAMs Facility:BIH (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:SAN FRANCISCO
AirspaceAnalysis:NOT ANALYZED
Attendance:ALL/MON-FRI/0730-1800
ALL/SAT-SUN/0700-1700
ADMIN OFFICE AT ARPT (760) 872-2971.
Airport Communications
ASOS:119.025 Tel. 760-872-2658
CTAF:123.000
UNICOM:123.000
AWOS-3 at MMH (27.2 NW):118.05 760-934-6020
ASOS at CRQ (53.8 E): 760-930-0864
AWOS-3 at O32 (67.2 SW):120.175 559-637-9453
Remarks:
  • COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED BY RIVERSIDE RADIO ON FREQ 122.6.
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY OAKLAND ARTCC FREQS 125.75/284.65 (BISHOP RCAG).
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOD BIH BISHOP 109.60 133°0.3
VOT OAL COALDALE 117.70 199°47.2
VOT FRA FRIANT 115.60 057°61.2
VOT TPH TONOPAH 117.20 221°74.6
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOT CUK ACADEMY 266 223°72.2
VOT FA FRESNO HILAN 266 223°72.2
VOT FCH CHANDLER 344 226°80.6
Runway 12/30
Dimensions:7498 x 100 feet / 2285 x 30 meters
PVD SHOULDER 10' TO LGTS PLUS 15' TO EDGE.
Surface:Asphalt / Porous Friction Course in Fair Condition
Weight Limits:S-70, D-110, ST-200
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
Runway 12Runway 30
Coordinates:N37°22.81' / W118°22.40'N37°21.93' / W118°21.32'
Elevation: 4122.6 4100.0
Gradient: 0.3 0.3
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 120° Magnetic, 135° True 300° Magnetic, 315° True
Markings:Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorV2L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)V2L (3.50° Glide Path Angle)
VASI RY 30 UNUSBL BYD 1 NM.
Obstacles: 35 ft Power Line 1555 ft from runway, 175 ft left of center
Runway 16/34
Dimensions:5600 x 100 feet / 1707 x 30 meters
PVD SHOULDER 10' TO LGTS PLUS 15' TO EDGE.
Surface:Asphalt / Porous Friction Course in Fair Condition
Weight Limits:S-100, D-140, ST-240
Edge Lighting:High Intensity
Runway 16Runway 34
Coordinates:N37°22.84' / W118°21.70'N37°21.92' / W118°21.71'
Elevation: 4112.5 4104.9
Gradient: 0.1 0.1
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 165° Magnetic, 180° True 0
Markings:Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorV2L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
VASI RY 16 UNUSBL BYD 1 NM.
V2L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
VASI RY 34 UNUSBL BYD 1 NM.
Obstacles: 30 ft Trees 1442 ft from runway
Runway 07/25
Dimensions:5567 x 100 feet / 1697 x 30 meters
Surface:Asphalt in Fair Condition
Weight Limits:S-40, D-56, ST-98
Edge Lighting:Medium Intensity
Runway 07Runway 25
Coordinates:N37°22.42' / W118°22.45'N37°22.41' / W118°21.30'
Elevation: 4124.1 4100.3
Gradient: 0.4 0.4
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 075° Magnetic, 090° True 255° Magnetic, 270° True
Markings:Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.
Obstacles: 47 ft Trees 1350 ft from runway, 130 ft left of center
10' DEEP DITCH 100' FROM THR.
Helipad H2
Dimensions:100 x 100 feet / 30 x 30 meters
Surface:Asphalt in Fair Condition
Helipad H1
Dimensions:40 x 40 feet / 12 x 12 meters
Surface:Asphalt in Fair Condition
Services Available
Fuel:100LL (blue), Jet-A
Transient Storage:Tiedowns
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
Engine Repair:MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen:NOT AVAILABLE
Bulk Oxygen:LOW
Other Services:AIR FREIGHT SERVICES,CHARTER SERVICE,GLIDER SERVICE,PILOT INSTRUCTION,AIRCRAFT RENTAL,GLIDER TOWING SERVICES
Ownership Information
Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:CITY OF LOS ANGELES, DEPT OF PUBLIC
LEASED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED BY INYO COUNTY.
300 MANDICH STREET
BISHOP, CA 93514
(760) 873-0342
Manager:KEN BABIONE
703 AIRPORT ROAD
BISHOP, CA 93514
(760) 872-2971
COUNTY COURTHOUSE INDEPENDENCE.
Operational Statistics
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:39 Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2014-06-10
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:5 Annual Commercial Operations:none
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:1 Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:none Annual Air Taxi Operations:none
Military Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Military Operations:3000
Gliders Based on Field:3 Annual GA Local Operations:7000
Ultralights Based on Field:none Annual GA Itinerant Operations:16000
Other Remarks
  • THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
  • HAND GLIDER ACTIVITY INVOF ARPT.
  • NO INTXN DEPS; HEL TFC APCH ARPT FM THE WEST BOUNDARY.
  • DUE TO HIGH APCH MINS PILOTS MAY NEED AN IFR ALTN EVEN THOUGH WX IS FCST TO BE HIGHER THAN 2000-3.
  • RY 07/25 FADED RY END MARKINGS AND CNTRLN. CNTRLN IS HARD TO DISCERN.
  • RY 12/30 FADED RY END MARKINGS AND CNTRLN. CNTRLN IS HARD TO DISCERN.
  • RY 16/34 FADED RY END MARKINGS AND CNTRLN. CNTRLN IS HARD TO DISCERN.
  • DUSK-DAWN. ACTVT MIRL RY 07/25; HIRL RYS 12/30 & 16/34; VASI RYS 12; 30; 16 & 34 - CTAF.