That's none other than Chesley Sullenberger ditching his biplane in the Flint River.
Why use the river when you've got all those huge, empty parking lots where buildings used to be?I'm just realizing I don't think I've ever flown out of Bishop. We always drove to Detroit, usually getting lost in route.
Bishop Airport is the best! It's like flying out of the Fisher Price Airport. :D ... or it used to be when there were only 2 gates.
Bishop is small but actually quite nice, though I haven't quite figured out why they call it an international airport. They also need to make the sign out front much more prominent - if you don't know where you're going you're likely to drive right on by or notice it too late. At least that's the case when traveling east on Bristol. Then again I might need new glasses...
Redgirl, you are absoltely right - they need a much better sign. It seems hysterical that they claim international airport status but it is legit - they have direct flights to Canada.
Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.