Expect Some Changes

We are aware of the challenges that some of you may have encountered this summer with the screening process and long wait times. Our mornings have been extremely busy with three (3) early flights taking off, that means a large influx of people in the airport in a short amount of time. With the heavy […]

Manager’s Minute An update from Chris Pomeroy

Our newsletter is a little late this month — pardon our delay. We were waiting for things to settle down with our construction project before giving you the latest and greatest. As you hopefully know by now, we are over the initial hump of our entrance, exit roads, and parking lot project. The new entry/exit […]

Meet Our Team: Chelsey — Horizon Airlines Veteran

Meet Chelsey — an 18-year veteran of Horizon Airlines at the Friedman Memorial Airport. We asked Chelsey what she loves most about her job. Her answer was simple — “The people. I love working with all of our guests.” She also noted that she loves the versatility of her job and how every day is […]

UPDATE: Entrance Reminder, Parking Lot Open, and More!

First and foremost, a big reminder that the entrance is at the NORTH END of the airport (see graphic below). We do have digital signage to assist you, please keep your eyes open for that. Second, the upper parking lot is re-striped with the new configuration (parking rows run east to west)and is open for business as […]

CORRECTED: FMA to Work with I Have A Dream Foundation Idaho

I Have a Dream Foundation

Since 1981, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation has been changing the lives of low-income “Dreamers” across the nation. And, here in Idaho, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation has been breaking the cycle of socio-economic inequality since 2012. Now, we’re excited for the Wood River Valley to become even more involved. Specifically, we’re hoping […]

All About Air – A Recap of the Sun Valley Economic Development Q1 Forum

On February 6, the subject of air service in the Wood River Valley was the first item on the agenda of the Sun Valley Economic Development (SVED) Q1 Forum. SUN Airport Manager Chris Pomeroy and Carol Waller, Executive Director of Fly Sun Valley Alliance, covered everything from the biggest successes of 2017 to the challenges […]

Appreciate Every Day as It Comes – An Update on Fritz Haemmerle

Update on Fritz

Many friends of the airport know that FMAA Board Member and Hailey Mayor Fritz Haemmerle was involved in a serious cycling accident in St. George, Utah, in October. Beyond leaving him with multiple injuries, the ordeal taught Fritz several important lessons and changed his outlook on life. Fritz was born and raised here in the […]

Another Nonstop — Chicago to Sun Valley!


We are thrilled to have added another nonstop flight to our regulars in and out of SUN. The first of many nonstop flights from Chicago landed on Saturday, December 23. As usual, we celebrated the inaugural flight with goodie bags, a welcome event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and various individuals from the valley in attendance! See […]

December Edition: Mangers Minute


The holiday season always seems bring about a period of reflection for me and I know many others. So, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the past year at the airport. First, I cannot believe how fast this past year flew by … it seems like only yesterday my wife and I […]

Dave’s Story: A Miracle on Buffalo Pass

On a recent bluebird afternoon, we caught up with Dave, a local pilot and a part-time Wood River Valley resident. Because he loves to travel—dividing his time between Sun Valley and Gig Harbor, Washington—we were lucky enough to catch him. His remarkable story, which took place almost 40 years ago, is one we will never […]