Airport Blog

The Untold History of Meadows Field Airport

The Republic XF-84H Thunderstreak was an experimental military aircraft jointly developed by the Air Force and Navy. The aircraft was on display at the Kern County Meadows Field Airport until 1999.Meadows Field Airport is a hidden gem that could easily be...

Meadows Field Airport (BFL) becomes a STAR Facility

Kern County, Meadows Field Airport announces today that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation – the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry...

Meadows Field scores $11.1 million in federal grants

Meadows Field Airport has been notified it will receive $11.1 million in federal taxpayer money to rehabilitate its main taxiway and make other repairs expected to reduce the property's maintenance costs. A series of grants announced Monday by Rep. Kevin McCarthy...

The Slowdown In Aviation Doesn’t Slow Down Bell Helicopters

Bell, a world-renowned manufacturer of civilian and military rotary aircraft, moved another step forward on its flight certification test program with the Bell Model 525 Relentless at the Buttonwillow Airport in northwest Kern County.  Identifying the area as a...

KCSO helicopter unit serves Kern County, Bakersfield from above

The luminous spotlight from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter can be easily spotted across the skyline, from the far stretches of Kern County to the heart of Bakersfield. AIR-1, as the unit is referred to, is in action seven days a week, in the air for...