December 2019 Managers Minute: A Note From Chris

On the Fly

At the December 2019, Friedman Memorial Airport Authority Board Meeting, the Board approved an increase in airport parking rates. Starting January 6, 2020, parking rates will increase for stays between the 1.5 and 3-hour periods, as well as the overnight rate. The purpose of the increase is to assist us with anticipated upcoming expenses of […]

November Manager’s Minute

On Saturday, November 9, I had the privilege of being on board a Skywest Embraer E-175 Regional Jet flying from Boise to SUN. Skywest Airlines proudly operates for both Delta and United Airlines here at SUN. What was so special about this flight you might ask? The aircraft was conducting a flight test of a […]

October 2019 Manager’s Minute An update from Chris Pomeroy

Friedman Memorial Airport

$305 million. This is the annual economic impact generated by SUN according to the new preliminary results of the Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) – Division of Aeronautics’ Idaho Airport Economic Impact Study. This is up from $120 million since the last Idaho Airport Economic Impact Study in 2010. Impacts include direct, indirect, and induced […]

August Managers Minute from Chris Pomeroy

What was that noise? If you didn’t hear it, I would be surprised. On Friday, August 9, we had uncommon visitor at the airport – a United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet. The Super Hornet is one of the most advanced fighter jets in the US military. We received many calls stating concerns about the, […]

July Managers Minute – An Update from Chris Pomeroy

The July 4th holiday in Hailey, Idaho… Can it get any more Americana than this? Truly one of my favorite times of year as a member of the Hailey community. As in past years, the airport will be a participant in the parade with our bright green Aircraft Rescue Firefighting truck cruising down Main Street […]

Manager’s Minute June 2019

June 21 is the annual summer solstice and that means, thankfully, summer is finally here. That snowy February and wet spring certainly has me excited for warmer weather and all it brings to our beautiful Valley. I look forward to some great fly fishing, golf, and camping including a few backcountry trips to the high […]

Managers Minute – April Update from Chris Pomeroy

As many of you have probably seen by now, the summer flight schedule has been released. The morning departure bank is expected to be very busy with four flights between 6:55 am and 8:40 am: Salt Lake City – Delta     6:55 am Los Angeles – United     7:10 am Denver – United            8:10 am […]

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 […]