Airport Blog

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...

Fly Meadows: Future depends on passenger support

American Airlines has announced that it plans to add a second nonstop flight between Bakersfield and Dallas in January. It is a good sign for Kern County airport officials who have been working to expand local airline service. But it continues to be a struggle to...