Monthly Meetings at the Big Bear Airport Terminal Building
Second Tuesday of each Month
The Big Bear Airport Pilots Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to:
- promote social activities for pilots and aviation enthusiasts of the Big Bear Airport
- establish and maintain a liaison between pilots and the Big Bear City Airport Board of Directors and the Airport Staff
- preserve safe and efficient operation of the general aviation airport system to the benefit of pilots and the community
- advance public understanding and interest in the beneficial use and utilization of aviation through educational and charitable means
- support and expand General Aviation.
Activities of the association include a monthly safety meeting, a Young Eagles rally on the second Saturday of each month during the warm season and numerous social activities. Young Eagles is a program sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in which our members provide free airplane rides to anyone in the community between the ages of 8 and 17. There are at least three sponsored hangar parties during the summer and four or five organized “fly-ins” to other airports.
We have a monthly newsletter which includes articles on recent events and the activities calendar for the upcoming month. If you would like to find out more about the association, come to one of our monthly meetings or request a copy of our monthly newsletter, please contact Don Shade by e-mail at email@example.com.
For more information about the Young Eagles program, please visit the website http://www.youngeagles.org/. To find out about the next Young Eagles rally in Big Bear, contact Roger Schmidt via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 909 547-0832.
If you are not yet a member and would like join the BBAPA, please contact Don Shade email@example.com.
The Historical Aircraft Display Certificate is to be used when displaying aircraft on the Big Bear Airport Pilots Association display dates. This form, properly filled out and signed by designated Big Bear Airport Pilots Association personnel, is required when claiming a tax exception with the county.
DISPLAY DATES AND SIGN OFFS
Historical Aircraft Displays dates coincide with EAA Young Eagle Events and the biennial Air Fair.
EAA Young Eagles events are held on the second Saturday of each month from May through September. Please contact Roger Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate displays for EAA Young Eagles.
105.000 AIRCRAFT OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE EXEMPTION
105.0020 Aircraft of Historical Significance: any aircraft which is in an original, restored, or replica of a heavier-than-air powered aircraft which is 35 years or older, or any aircraft of a type or model of which there are fewer than 5 in number known to exist worldwide.
105.0030 Available for Display to the Public: Actual display or documented willingness to display at either (a) an organized airshow, (b) a museum, or (c) a special designated area set aside for historical aircraft, open to the public.
To qualify as available for display to the public under any situation, other than (a), (b), or (c) above, an individual must document that an aircraft is displayed in such a manner that the general public is aware that public viewing is clearly invited, and there are reasonable accommodations to allow public viewing of the aircraft.
To qualify as “available for display” under any situation also means that the general public must be made aware and there must be reasonable viewing hours.