Recommended Landing Procedures

Light aircraft arrivals only. The runway slope is 0.72% downhill. The threshold is displaced 1,700′. Proceed inbound on east side of valley. Avoid overflight over Hailey. Make modified left base over Hailey cemetery.

Use east side of the Valley. Maintain at least 7,000′ MSL in Bellevue area. Maintain PAPI approach.


  1. Inbound flight path should not require more than a 20 degree bank angle3 to follow noise abatement track.
  2. Observe all speed limitations and ATC instructions.
  3. Initial inbound altitude for noise abatement areas will be a descending path from 2,500′ AGL or higher. Maintain minimum airspeed (1.3Vs+20 KIAS) with gear retracted and minimum approach flap settings.
  4. At the final approach fix (FAF) or not more than 4 miles from runway threshold, extend landing gear. Final landing flap configuration should be delayed at pilot’s discretion to enhance noise abatement.
  5. During landing, use minimum reverse thrust consistent with safety for runway conditions and available length.

Recommended Departure Procedures

Light Aircraft Only:
12,500 lbs or less

North Bound-Routing North:
At a good rate of climb, make slight right turn at the departure end. Fly east side of the valley.

North Bound-Routing South:
Same as above. Turn crosswind north of Hailey at or above pattern altitude.

Departure Route:
15 degree right turn after take-off, fly west side of the valley.

Departure Profile:
Climb at take-off power until reaching 750’AGL, use flap commensurate with aircraft performance and safety.

Jet and Turbo Prop aircraft use aircraft manual noise abatement procedures (NBAA) to 3,000 AGL.

North Bound: Climb out west side of valley. Upon reaching pattern altitude execute left or above downwind north bound.


  1. Climb at maximum practical rate at V2+20 KIAS to 500′ AFL with takeoff flap setting.
  2. At 500′ AFL, reduce to a quiet clomb power setting while maintaining 1,000′ AFL.
  3. At 1,000′ AFL, accelerate to final segment speed (Vfs) and retract flaps. Maintain quiet climb power, 1,000 FPM climb rate and airspeed not to exceed 190 KIAS until reaching 3,000′ AFL. If ATC requires level off prior to reaching 3,000 AFL, power must be reduced so as not to exceed 190 KIAS. (see note below)
  4. At 3,000′ AFL and above, resume normal climb schedule with gradual application of climb power.
  5. Observe all speed limitations and ATC instructions.
    NOTE: It is recognized that aircraft performance will differ with aircraft type and takeoff conditions; therefore, the business aircraft operator must have the latitude to determine whether takeoff thrust should be reduced prior to, during, or after flap retraction. Also, aircraft in excess of 75,000 lbs. GTOW operating under FAR, Part 121, Part 125, or Part 135 may not be permitted to comply with this procedure.

KSN Airport Diagram

KSUN Diagram Area Hot Spots

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Airfield Operations & Emergency Services

1616 Airport Circle
Hailey, ID 83333
208.788.4956 x105

The Airfield Operations & Emergency Services assures compliance with FAA airport certification mandates which govern airports served by commercial air carriers. The FAA conducts an annual inspection to ensure compliance with federal certification requirements. Operations is also responsible for emergency planning and response, including Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services and other safety requirements. Operations also regularly maintains all airport facilities and operations equipment. It seeks to minimize any adverse impact of aircraft noise on the surrounding community through pilot education and other noise abatement programs.

Pilot Information for KSUN

RUNWAY 13/31:
Asphalt, grooved, in good condition.
**For more detailed information on Runway 13/31 please view the FAA Airport Facility Directory.

7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time

128.225   208.788.2108

128.225   877-788-2967   208-788-9213

WX 128.225T; Ground 121.7; CTAF 125.6;

UNICOM 122.95; Tower 125.6

Actvt HIRL Ry 13/31 – CTAF When ATCT clsd. PAPI Ry 31 Oper 24 Hrs.

NDB/DME Freq. – 220.0; Radial – 332; Dist. 11 nm


  • Single Wheel – 65,000 lbs.
  • Dual Wheel – 95,000 lbs.
  • Two Dual Wheels in Tandem – 150,000 lbs.


  • Apu Operation Limited to 30 Mins Without Exception
  • Bird Activity SE End Ry 31
  • Not Rcmdd for Night Use or in Marginal Weather by Unfamiliar Pilots Due to Mountainous Terrain
  • Afld Sfc Conditions Not Monitored between the hours of 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM

**For all Notes/Remarks please view the FAA Airport Facility Directory.

For more information on self-service fueling at Friedman Memorial Airport, please contact the Fixed Based Operator, Atlantic Aviation.

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