Big Bear Airport History
Big Bear City Airport has been in continuous operation at this site since 1928. Situated in the San Bernardino mountain range, approximately 40 miles outside the LA metropolitan area, the Airport serves several of the surrounding small communities, as well as Southern California’s only four season resorts.
The Airport Reference Point (ARP) for Big Bear City Airport is located at Latitude 34° 15′ 49.0300″ N and Longitude 116° 51′ 16.1100″ W. The Airport has an elevation of 6,752 feet above mean sea level (AMSL).
The primary runway at the Airport has a designation of 08/26. It is 5,850 feet in length and 75 feet in width. The runway is constructed of asphalt and has a gross weight bearing capacity of 12,500 pounds single wheel main landing gear configuration. The runway asphalt is currently in excellent condition, having been reconstructed in 2004. The runway is equipped with Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL), a 2-light Precision Approach Path Indicator system (PAPI) that provides a 4.0-degree approach slope to each runway end, and is marked with standard non-precision markings on each end.
Runway 08 has a displaced threshold of 370 feet, due to the location of Division Drive, which is located approximately 480 feet from the displaced threshold. Runway 26 has a displaced threshold of 600 feet, to account for trees located approximately 1,000 feet off of the runway approach end. In addition, Runway 08 has a published right-hand traffic pattern, with Runway 26 having a standard left-hand pattern.
501 Valley Blvd.
Big Bear City, CA 92314