Business View Magazine | April 2021

107 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE APRIL 2021 Nevada County A passion for aviation N estled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Nevada County Airport offers both residents and guests of Grass Valley, California, intimate access to the world of aviation. “It’s really beautiful,” says Airport Manager Kevin Edwards. “A mountain airport with trees and views of the Buttes and coastal range, people come out here not just to watch airplanes land and take off but also because of the scenery. Trees towering to over 100 feet tall just on the other side of the airport property makes for a beautiful back drop when watching or photographing aircraft. A lot of people really love being up here for the scenery.” Every two years the airport plays host to one of Nevada County’s largest events: The Grass Valley Air Show and Brewfest. More than 2,500 people come out to see everything from World War II fighters to drone racings competitions. They can ride in a B-25 bomber or take a scenic helicopter ride. “It’s such a huge event for everybody in the community,” Edwards reports. “I have people calling me up asking when it’s going to be and saying, ‘please make that happen because it’s the best event that goes on in the county.’ It’s very rewarding and we’re doing everything that we can to try and keep it going. We’ve actually reached out to our Chamber of Commerce to help us put it on because it gets very overwhelming with all the different aspects