TSA implements additional COVID-19 safety measure at U.S. airports

TSA announced on May 7th that its employees must wear facial protection while at screening checkpoints. The decision to require TSA officers to wear facial protection will be implemented over the coming days. It is an additional measure to help minimize spread of COVID-19 and help raise the overall health and safety level inside the […]

Presidents’ Day Update From SUN


Happy Presidents’ Day! We hope each of you had the opportunity to enjoy the many amenities found here in our beautiful Sun Valley. As you may already know, our airport operates in a very unique, but complicated airspace. Situated in the center of the valley, our airport has a single runway, and that means aircraft […]

TSA: Fashion Do’s & Don’ts While Going Through the Checkpoint

DO wear slip on shoes! Listen, unless you have TSA Pre✓®…you will have to remove your shoes. So save yourself the hassle of unbuckling, unzipping or untying and bring them slip-ons! DON’T forget your socks! So yeah about those slip-on shoes.  Avoid the cold floor and wear some comfy socks! Make sure you leave the holy ones at […]

Chairman Jacob; Board Member Since 2012

Jacob Greenberg joined the airport board in 2012, shortly after becoming a Blaine County commissioner. Although he’s not a pilot himself, Jacob is a self-proclaimed airport enthusiast. Throughout the past 36 years, he has enjoyed many aspects of the airport. From commercial travel to flight lessons, Jacob is well-versed in the challenges, goals, and accomplishments […]

March Manager’s Minute

March 2019

I recall several people telling me, during and after, my first winter as Airport Manager in 2016/2017, “don’t worry, this is not normal, you won’t see snow like this again for another ten years…” Oh, really? The joke around the office is, I am like  Charles Shultz’s Peanuts character, “Pigpen”, with the constant cloud hanging […]

January 2019 Managers Minute — A Note from Chris

Diversion Services

With the government shutdown still on going, I’m frequently asked how the shutdown is affecting operations at the airport? At this point, we are operating without any interruptions. As it stands right now, our air traffic controllers are funded through March. Our TSA Security Officers continue to show their dedication, working without pay helping to ensure […]

Thank You Larry!

Election years undoubtedly bring change to the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) board. This year, Larry Schoen will retire from his role as a Blaine County Commissioner. While he’ll be greatly missed as a board member, we know it’s not the last time he’ll be involved with the airport. Prior to his tenure as a […]

New TSA Travel Recommendations

Tips on being prepared The TSA advises that the best way to ensure a quick trip through the security screening process is to prepare: Arrive two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight Know what you might have to remove from your carry-on before arriving at the security line Consider […]

Friendly Reminder Parking Payment Portal

Did you leave your car parked at the airport while you were away? Well, good news for you! You can now pay your parking voucher inside the airport. As you leave the spin door from the terminal, walk straight and you’ll see the checkout kiosk. Once paid for, you’ll simply head to your car and […]