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Land Acquisition

Friedman Memorial Airport Land Acquisition and Aviation Development Environmental Assessment (EA)

Physical copies of the Final EA and FONSI/ROD may be viewed during regular business hours at the following location:

Friedman Memorial Airport
Manager’s Office
1616 Airport Circle Hailey, ID 83333

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 is proposing 1) purchase of approximately 386 acres of property south of the Airport and 2) development of 10.4 acres of the acquired property into general aviation hangars, aircraft parking apron, and associated vehicle parking and roadways adjacent to existing Airport facilities. The FMAA is seeking federal funding to assist with the property acquisition and aviation development.

The draft Environmental Assessment (EA) identifies the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action, as well as how any identified impacts could be avoided, minimized, or mitigated. The EA has been prepared pursuant to FAA requirements for compliance (FAA Order 1051.f) with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

For an overview of the project, you can view our virtual public meeting on your desktop or view the overview documentation via the link below.

Chris Pomeroy,

Airport Director
Friedman Memorial Airport


Friedman Memorial Airport to explore land acquisition
Additional 385 acres would protect airport approach and departure areas and ensure land use compatibility

HAILEY, ID – June 1, 2020—The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority Board (FMAA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), today, announced the intention to explore the purchase of approximately 385 acres of undeveloped land to protect existing airport approach and departure areas and help ensure future land use compatibility for both airport users and the community. This project is expected to be funded by a grant from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program.

The property, located south of the airport, and west of Highway 75, extending down to the city limits of Bellevue, is part of the Eccles Flying Hat Ranch.