How compliant does Mammoth-Yosemite have to be?
Mammoth Lakes’ Airport Commission met Tuesday afternoon to hear a breakdown of the third-party peer review of the Town’s Draft Airport Layout Plan Update Narrative.
Prepared by the architecture and design firm of Mead & Hunt, the report evaluated the status of aviation forecasts, as well as airfield modifications and terminal expansion designs.
According to Mead & Hunt, the Narrative Report is fully “in conformance with aviation industry and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards.” It did acknowledge that the Narrative is “more extensive than is common,” falling somewhere between a typical narrative and a full Airport Master Plan.
Mead & Hunt consultant Jeff Hart opined that the Narrative’s aviation forecast component is “aggressive, but not unreasonable,” when measured against a peer resort such as Aspen. Other criteria being similar, Mammoth is currently running about 200,000 enplanements behind Aspen, but by that same token has considerable growth potential.