General Aviation (KBIH)

General aviation information

KBIH is a full-service regional airport for General Aviation pilots - offering fuel, light repairs, flight training, and friendly, helpful staff.  

Please note that the main ramp is closed to GA traffic, please use the Transient GA Ramp next to the fuel farm.

Map of restricted ramp

For technical information and current fuel pricing visit KBIH page on AirNav.com.

Flying into Bishop, California is a great experience. The weather in the Owens Valley is good year-round. There are 330+ days of sunshine, the climate is relatively mild with low precipitation and an unforgettable view over some of the most beautiful sights that this vast region has to offer.  Within one hour, a flying tour can take you past Mt. Whitney, through Mammoth Pass, high above the alpine lakes of the Sierra Nevada, up and down canyons awash with fall colors, out over the twists and turns of the Owens River, or into Death Valley for lunch at The Oasis

Bishop Airport (KBIH) is a public airport operated by Inyo County. On the ground, there are plenty of tie-downs and fuel is very reasonably priced. Stop into the airport terminal for a delicious meal at the Thai Thai Restaurant, snacks/drinks from the vending machine, or to check in with Airport Operations.  

FUEL

Self Serve 100 LL and Jet A available 24 hours at the Fuel farm adjacent to the transient GA Ramp

Full Serve 100 LL and Jet A (with or without Prist) available 8-5 everyday or afterhours for a $120 call out fee

FEES

Tie Down: 

Single Engine Piston Aircraft - $14/night [first night free with 24 gallon fuel purchase]

Twin Engine Piston Aircraft / Small Helicopter - $20/night [first night free with 45 gallon fuel purchase]

Twin Engine Turbine / Medium Helicopter - $33/night [first night free with 60 gallon fuel purchase]

Jet Aircraft / Heavy Helicopter - $33/night [first night free with 60 gallon fuel purchase]

Weekly and Monthly rates available, inquire with Airport Ops.

Transient Commercial Ramp Fees:

Single Engine Piston Aircraft - $43 

Twin Engine Piston Aircraft / Small Helicopter - $64

Single or Medium Twin Turbine / Medium Helicopter - $105 or 210 gallon fuel purchase

Large Twin / Jet Aircraft / Heavy Helicopter - $209 or 418 gallon fuel purchase

No T-Hangars currently available, inquire with Airport Ops for waitlist information

FLIGHT TIMES TO KBIH (Approximate)

Los Angeles - 2 hrs. or less

Reno - 1.5 hrs. or less

Bay Area - 2 hrs. or less

Las Vegas - 1.75 hrs. or less

NOTICE: Information presented on this web site is not intended for navigation or flight planning purposes.

Airfield and Communications

Airfield and Communications

See current Airport/Facility Directory for complete information

Field Elevation: 4,118  CTAF/UNICOM:  123.0 Mhz / (760) 872-2971

Runway 12/30 (7,498 X 100)  ASOS:  119.025 Mhz / (760) 872-2658

Runway 17/35 (5,600 X 100)  VOR/DME:  109.6 Mhz, Ch 33 (BIH)

Runway 8/26 (5,566 X 100)  FLIGHT SERVICE:  Riverside 122.6 Mhz (RCO)

Calm Wind Runway: 30  APCH/DEP:  Oakland Center 125.75/284.65

Left Traffic All Runways  LDA/DME:  109.1 Mhz I-BIH Ch 28, Rwy 16

NEARBY AIRPORTS

AIRPORTS - Identifier - Flight distance - Location   

  • Mammoth-Yosemite - KMMH - 26nm - Mono Co.
  • Independence - 2O7 - 34nm - Inyo Co.
  • Lone Pine - O26 - 49 nm - Inyo Co.
  • Lee Vining (Mono Lake) - O24 - 49nm - Mono Co.
  • Bridgeport - O57 - 66nm - Mono Co.
  • Tonopah, NV - KTPH - 75nm - Nye Co.
  • Fresno Int'l - KFAT - 75nm - Fresno Co.
  • Furnace Creek (Death Valley) - L06 - 90nm - Inyo Co.
  • Shoshone - L61 - 132nm - Inyo Co.

Airport Services & Amenities

Airport Services & Amenities

Unicom Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except selected holidays) (760) 872-2971

  • Jet-A and 100LL fuel (24-hr self serve)
  • Terminal Wi-Fi
  • Aviation Oil & Prist
  • Snack & Beverage Vending Machines
  • Tie-Downs ($14.00/night transient single engine)
  • Air Conditioned Passenger Lounge
  • Outdoor seating with ramp/runway/mountain views
  • Auto & RV Parking
  • Emergency After Hours Service (760) 937-4017
  • THAI THAI Restaurant - Open everyday but Wednesday 11am - 8pm

Other Services

  • Auto Rental (Enterprise)
  • Local Shuttle Service (see transportation page)
  • Light Aircraft Repairs
  • Aircraft Rental
  • Charter & Sightseeing Flights

PHONE: (760) 872-2971 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
AFTER HOURS: (760) 937-4017
FAX: (760) 873-8490
E-MAIL: sloven@inyocounty.us

Airport Contact

703 Airport Road 
Bishop, CA 93514

Steve Loven, Airport Operations Supervisor
760-872-2971
sloven@inyocounty.us

Pilot Advisories

KBIH experiences high temperatures and density altitudes in the warmer months and occasional high winds year round.
Mountain wave conditions and turbulence are frequent in the Owens Valley and surrounding mountain ranges.
Pilots are advised to check weather conditions frequently and carefully consider aircraft loading and performance.

High winds over the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the West are common.

NOTICE: Information presented on this web site is not intended for navigation or flight planning purposes.

Photography credit

All photography by Ken Babione unless otherwise indicated.