How do I apply for an Airport Operations Area Badge?

If you require unescorted access within the Bishop Airport security fence, please download the AOA Badge Application and the Non-Movement Area Driver Training Manual.  When you have completed the application and reviewed the manual, come to the Operations Desk at the back of the terminal building.  Be sure to bring the identification listed on page four of the application.  Operations staff will accept the application, make a copy of identification documents, take a badge photo, and administer an AOA Driver Quiz.  Applications can also be emailed to, however applicants will still have to come to the Airport to complete the badging process. The TSA background check and badge printing is generally completed in 7 days or less, although it can take over a month for those born outside the US.

If you require access to the Movement Area, SIDA Area, or are unsure about the access level you require, please call Airport Operations at 760-872-2971.