Pilot Michael Steiger appears unfazed at his crash landing May 4 at Hollister Municipal Airport. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Mullin, Interim Airport Manager.


Jet crash and response ‘picture perfect’

Pilot brought the plane from Utah for its annual maintenance checkup.

Hollister's airport had its beginnings as a Naval training center for bomber pilots headed for the Pacific during World War II. Photo courtesy US Navy.


Hollister Airmen’s Association assists local aviation

Members of the nonprofit Hollister Airmen's Association are the "caretakers of the airport," who have volunteered to promote aviation and the importance of the airport for 72 years.

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Government / Politics

Council OK’s money for fireworks show

Despite some criticism of last summer's show at the airport, the council agrees to spend $3,600 of general fund money to help pay for the Fourth of July event

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Proposed fly-in doesn’t take off with council

Request to transfer $10,000 to help fund the event does not come to a vote

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Business / Economy

City Council shoots down Air Show, Rally still up in the air

City council loses confidence in the rally and air show, cancels air show, leaving the status of rally uncertain


Business / Economy

Airport director says CalFire holding city hostage by not paying rent until new base built

City Council approves hiring lobbyist to encourage CalFire to build new air attack base at Hollister Airport

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Hollister Airmen’s Association Celebrates 70th Anniversary

The group has served the airport and the community since 1946


Business / Economy

Hollister Airport Receives Federal Grant

Airport to get $230,000 federal grant to update the Airport Master Plan, which will lead to further development

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Police / Fire

Community fireworks show moving to Hollister Airport

Annual show being moved from Marguerite Maze Middle School to the airport on July 4

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Business / Economy

Hollister Airshow takes flight

Annual two-day show at Hollister Municipal Airport will have spectators looking skyward Saturday and Sunday

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Business / Economy

Father’s Day Staycation: Check Out the Hollister Airshow & Carshow

Why travel outside of San Benito for a Father's Day adventure? Think local and fly by the Hollister Airshow & Carshow

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Hollister Airport – Unrealized Potential or Empty Hype?

A hardnosed evaluation of the Hollister Airport is long overdue

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Business / Economy

Airport gets $5.8 million grant to repave runway

Funding from FAA will allow the airport to continue and finish a major runway renovation project

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Business / Economy

Hollister Airshow loses money for the fifth time in its six-year history

Loss of $9,500 was an improvement over the nearly $26,000 deficit from the 2014 event


Police / Fire

First-responders train for worst-case scenario at air show

Annual training was combined with air show-specific drills and information Wednesday