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✈️ **FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT (SUN) HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERT!** 🎄

Hey, SUN travelers! 🌞 As we soar into the holiday season, here are a few essential travel tips to ensure your journey is as smooth as a midnight sleigh ride! 🛷

  • IT’S BUSY. ARRIVE EARLY: The early bird catches the flight! For a stress-free start, arrive **2 hours before your flight**. Remember, our morning schedule is a busy bee with **four departures between 7 and 8:30 a.m.** Set those alarms! 
  • CURBSIDE CONGESTION: Our curbside seems to be THE PLACE to be if you’re traveling this season! Expect some hustle and bustle in the pick-up and drop-off areas. Plan a few extra minutes for those heartfelt hellos and goodbyes. 
  • TSA ALERT: ‘Tis the season for a bit more jingle in the security line! Expect longer screening times.
  • BAGGAGE CHECK CUT-OFF TIMES
    • – United: 45 minutes before
    • – Delta: 30 minutes before
    • – Alaska: 40 minutes before
  • PARKING LIMITATIONS: Just like a popular holiday party, our parking lot might be full! Make sure to plan your parking strategy like you would your holiday shopping – early and with a list! 

Remember, holiday travel is about creating memories (and reaching destinations)! Thank you for choosing SUN. Let’s make your holiday journey merry and bright!

READY FOR SPRING BREAK?

We’ve got some reminders to help make your trip #SUNsational

🌸 Industry experts say numbers for those traveling for spring break this year are poised to break records

SUN AIRPORT ART COMMITTEE (SAAC)

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Submission Deadline – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

SUN Airport Art Committee (SAAC) invites artists to submit two or three-dimensional artwork for exhibition at the Friedman Memorial Airport terminal. Accepted artwork will be on display at the airport beginning May 10, 2023. There

AIRFIELD PAINTING WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON AIRLINE SCHEDULES 

The Friedman Memorial Airport will experience temporary closures for four days from Monday May 22nd to Thursday, May 25th due to necessary airfield painting activities. These closures will take place every day from 5:00 pm to 9:45 pm, and again from 10:30 pm to 6:30 am the following day.

These closures will not have any effect on airline schedules.

If you have any questions please contact Timothy Burke: tim@iflysun.com

FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY EXERCISE

There will be no impact to passengers or Airline travel.

[Hailey, ID] – SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 – FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT (“SUN”) will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise at 6pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

BLAINE COUNTY COMMUNITY AIR SERVICE SURVEY

Fly Sun Valley Alliance (FSVA) has launched an online Blaine County Community Air Service survey to solicit input from the community. Since air service is important to residents and businesses, their visiting family, friends, and customers, as well as part-time residents, all community members are encouraged to participate. The results of the survey will be used in FSVA’s strategic planning efforts to improve air service at SUN for the benefit of the community.

The survey, which is being administered by the professional research firm, RRC Associates, will run from February 1-23, 2024, and can be accessed at www.flysunsurvey.com

TSA PRECHECK ENROLLMENT EVENT

Friedman Memorial Airport and IDEMIA are hosting a TSA PreCheck enrollment event, ready to make your U.S. travel easier. If you’re not already part of the TSA PreCheck program, you can now pre-enroll and schedule your in-person appointment at SUN.

Appointments are available on a first come first served basis, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL/GENERAL AVIATION DEVELOPMENT 2023

Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN)

Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (“FMAA”) is issuing a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) seeking proposals from qualified and experienced Respondents (“Respondents”) to lease, develop, and operate general aviation aeronautical facilities at KSUN.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL/FLYING HAT RANCH MANAGEMENT 2023

Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN)

Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (“FMAA”) is issuing a Request for Proposal (“RFP”),
seeking proposals from qualified and experienced agricultural operators to lease, manage, and
maintain the approximate 451 acres of the Flying Hat Ranch (“the Ranch”).

FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT’S TRIENNIAL EMERGENCY DRILL

We are looking for volunteers to join our emergency response teams to help test and evaluate the airport readiness for potential emergency situations

The federal-required triennial emergency drill is on September 26, 2023, beginning at 6:00 pm – Participants are required to arrive at 4:00 pm.

MEET THE FLEET

Bring the whole family to the Friedman Memorial Airport and get up close and personal with fire engines, police cars, snowplows, bulldozers, airplanes, and more!

September 30, 2023, from 11:00 to 3:00 pm –

This year, vote on your favorite batch of chili in the Hailey Fire Department’s annual 5-alarm Chili Cookoff!

SUN AIRPORT PASSENGER ADVISORY

Snow is what winter in Sun Valley is all about, and we love getting lots of it. But occasionally, extreme winter weather will affect flights into and out of our airport (SUN). Weather-related diversions into the Friedman Memorial Airport have been drastically reduced thanks to new landing system approach technology. As a result, there will no longer be a winter busing program. If you are traveling by air to SUN this winter, please take these steps to keep informed and updated on your flight status, and plan accordingly.

SUN CLIMATE ACTION STRATEGY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

The FMAA is committed to supporting local, regional, and national efforts, including the City of Hailey’s Resiliency Initiative, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality, as well as the FAA’s goal of Net Zero by 2050, as set in the FAA  Climate Action Plan (November 2021). As part of the Climate Action Strategy process, the Airport is evaluating measures to mitigate its impact on climate change.

LAND ACQUISITION

The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA), formed through a Joint Powers Agreement between Blaine County and the City of Hailey, operates and manages the Friedman Memorial Airport. The Airport is a commercial service airport serving several airlines and general aviation traffic. The FMAA  purchased approximately 386 acres of property south of the Airport and developed 10.4 acres of the acquired property into general aviation hangars, aircraft parking aprons, and associated vehicle parking and roadways adjacent to existing Airport facilities. The FMAA sought federal funding to assist with property acquisition and aviation development.

SCHEDULE A BADGING APPOINTMENT

Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) is dedicated to the health of staff, customers, and community. SUN badging is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday (9:00am to 5:00 pm).

AIRPORT MINIMUM STANDARDS

The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) is responsible for the management and administration of the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) which includes operation, maintenance, and capital improvement of aviation buildings and facilities.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) places the responsibility with the Airport operator to ensure adequate aeronautical services and facilities are available on a fair and reasonable basis to all aviation users.

TERMINAL AREA PLAN

This Terminal Area Plan (TAP) identified terminal area functional components requiring renovation, expansion, and/or replacement to meet SUN’s needs within the next 10-15 years (2021 – 2035).

SERCO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY

Serco Inc. is a federal government contractor providing air traffic control services at 60 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Towers (FCTs), a Remote Air Traffic Control Tower and Ramp Control Tower. In fact, Serco Inc. along with our parent company Serco Group is the largest non-government provider of Air Traffic Control (ATC) services in the world. It is our goal to promote the development of aviation and provide safe, efficient and courteous service to our customers and users of our services (pilots, airports, FBOs, etc.).

The next regular Board meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 05:30pm

This meeting is open to the public and attendees are able to attend in person or virtually from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

 

To attend the meeting virtually: 

Microsoft Teams Meeting
Meeting ID: 241-310-773-002
Passcode: TSKRDd

Or dial in using your phone. (audio only)
United States: 208-996-1013

Phone Conference ID: 436-433-38#

2024 Notice of Regular Meeting Schedule