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Friedman Memorial Airport Winter Operations

Winter operations at a mountainous, resort airport such as SUN, are always challenging. The Friedman Memorial Airport Management and Operations Staff are acutely aware of the need to provide a safe operating environment in as timely a manner as is possible. We are well-trained, equipped and staffed to provide that safe operating environment and meet any challenge presented by winter weather conditions.

FMA Operations Staff monitors existing and anticipated weather conditions constantly on accurate, state-of-the art weather monitoring and forecasting equipment.  When overnight winter activity is anticipated, observations are made approximately every two hours. When snowfall accumulates to between 1" and 2", snow removal operations are initiated. Snow removal teams remain in service on the airfield until such time as the winter event has passed and all airfield surfaces have been appropriately mitigated and rendered safe for normal operations.

All airfield condition reports are maintained accurately and timely via NOTAM, ATIS and constant communication with airfield tenant businesses, such as the FBO and Air Carriers.

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Photo: (Header) Bald Mountain - by Nils Ribi

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