Congratulations! Don Keirn and Fritz Haemmerle

Don and Fritz

We’d like to take a quick second and congratulate both Don Keirn and Fritz Haemmerle on being reappointed to the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority Board. On December 9th the Hailey City Council reappointed both Don and Fritz for another two year term. The term will end December 31, 2021. These two have been valuable members to […]

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 […]

Chairman, Don Keirn, Discusses His Time as a Leader of the FMAA Board

FMAA Board Chairman

As Don wraps up his final month as chairman of the FMAA board, we recap the time he spent contributing to the airport’s growth and development. Don was first appointed to the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority board in 2011. Previously, Don was the economic development director for Boise, where a large portion of his job […]

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 […]

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later – Roberta

At the end of December, we will say farewell to a staple at Friedman Memorial airport — Roberta Christensen. Roberta has been a member of the Friedman family for 24 years. Her original position at the airport was reconciling and billing parking lot receipts, prior to Ampco System Parking taking over the lease in 1995. […]

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 […]