Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Yosemite National Park Airport? (1979)  
User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

A 1979 OAG indicates a short-lived Yosemite Airlines, flying between SFO and a few Sierra Nevada points: Lake Tahoe, Columbia, and Yosemite National Park. Where did Yosemite National Park have an airport? Is it still there? IATA codes seem to indicate OYS for Yosemite National Park Airport, but I can't find such an airport on current maps. This is not to be confused with the existing MPI Mariposa-Yosemite Airport, somewhat to the south (nor FAT Fresno-Yosemite International Airport! a more recent name).

Any historians or Californians with an idea? Was OYS an airport like Colorado's Avon Stolport -- once there, but now gone? Did any other airlines attempt service to this airport? What was Yosemite Airlines?

-Rampart

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3012 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

this might help:
http://www.timetableimages.com/i-gj/je7812i.jpg
1978 timetable shows "OYS" as Yosemite/Pine Mt Lake

Pine Mt Lake Airport is E45, previously Q68, maybe it held the code OYS before?



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 1):
Pine Mt Lake Airport is E45, previously Q68, maybe it held the code OYS before?

Interesting, thanks! So it's still an airport, 3600 ft of runway at 2900 ft elevation. Pine Mtn. Lake is a 45 mile drive to the Park. Mariposa would be closer to the park, wonder why they didn't try that. Timetable indicates a hop from Columbia to Pine Mountain Lake of 20 minutes, 17 air miles, but 36 road miles away (an hour drive).

The rest of the timetables on timetableimages.com indicate Yosemite Airlines service from 1975-1980, serving Columbia first, then adding Yosemite and others later.

If the "art" on the timetables is indicative, looks like they flew single engine Piper, then an AeroCommander, and the OAG in 1979 indicates a Cessna.

I wish I was a bit older in this era of tiny mountain airlines serving tiny airports, I'd have started one. Reminds me of Rocky Mountain Airways, Air Colorado, TransWestern, Alpha Air, and Shavano Air.

-Rampart


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3426 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting rampart (Reply 2):
Reminds me of Rocky Mountain Airways, Air Colorado, TransWestern, Alpha Air, and Shavano Air.

Yep. Although they flew slightly bigger frames Aspen Airways and Sierra Pacific



"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Boeing 747 At Liverpool Airport 1979 posted Mon Apr 17 2006 09:56:00 by A380Heavy
Third Chicago ("Lincoln National") Airport News posted Thu Apr 8 2004 19:06:29 by Mikey711MN
Washington National Airport Before Dulles. posted Wed Dec 28 2011 18:25:34 by doulasc
Reagen National Airport posted Mon Oct 19 2009 15:51:52 by CV990A
Kennedy-Reagan National Airport posted Sun Aug 30 2009 11:32:57 by Toxtethogrady
Replacement Of Old SeaTac Airport Viewing Park posted Wed Jul 22 2009 13:17:40 by Ferrydxer
Manhattan Airport In Central Park posted Tue Jul 21 2009 16:52:59 by QuestAir
Heathrow Airport "a National Embarrassment" posted Mon Jun 2 2008 05:15:51 by OA260
Brussels National Airport 2006! posted Tue Jan 31 2006 16:25:55 by SNBA
Changes At National Airport posted Sat Jan 1 2005 16:57:36 by Dcbat2072