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Voluntary Noise Abatement

If you experience difficulties please contact our administrative offices at 208.788.4956

Quiet Flying is Good Business

Welcome to Friedman Memorial Airport

Whether you are visiting the Wood River Valley, returning home to Idaho or leaving for other destinations, it is the Airport's intent and desire that all Airport Patron experiences are beneficial and pleasant. The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority and community agree that airports and communities can co-exist in close proximity to one another through simple understanding, mutual consideration and cooperation.

In response to community concerns, Friedman Memorial Airport has a voluntary noise abatement program applicable to all aircraft types known as the "Good Neighbor Flying Program". The program works extremely well through the agreement by aviation and community that just a few simple operating guidelines do, in fact, make the community and the airport "Good Neighbors."

The FMA asks that:

    • Aircraft above 12,500 lbs. never land from the north or depart to the north. 
    • Aircraft not be operated in any fashion between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Mountain Time. We further recommend, in the interest of your safety and operating efficiency, that aircraft not operate prior to 7:00 a.m., Mountain Time, as our air traffic control tower and emergency services are staffed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Mountain Time.
    • Instruct your flight crews to comply with noise abatement arrival and departure procedures as provided by air traffic control and which are available below.

THE FMA REQUIRES THAT: Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) NEVER be operated in excess of 30 minutes. APUs must usually be activated approximately 20 minutes prior to jet departures. When jet departures are scheduled, please arrive for that departure at the scheduled time. If you are late for that departures time, aircraft crews will likely be forced to shut down APUs and your departure will be delayed when you do arrive at the airport.

By subscribing to these simple guidelines and requirements, the aviation community and local Wood River Valley communities will continue to appreciation and respect one another's needs and requirements. The Airport Authority thanks you all pilots for their consideration and wishes everyone a wonderful stay in Idaho and pleasant journeys.

Aircraft Concern Form

Recommended Departure Procedures

Recommended Landing Procedure

Noise Exposure Map

Noise Abatement Goals
The goals for the FMA Noise Abatement Program are as follows:

    • Airport operations that are compatible with the surrounding communities.
    • Educate, involve and engage the community and flying public about our ongoing dedication to addressing noise issues at the airport.
    • Be committed to being a good neighbor.
    • Respond to each concern and take action as appropriate.
    • Strive for continued and increased success of the Noise Abatement Program.

The Airport Operations Manager can answer your questions regarding the Noise Abatement Program: 208.788.5138


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