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Idaho Division of Aeronautics LogoIdaho Transportation Department (ITD) Division of Aeronautics
3483 Rickenbacker St. | Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 334-8775 | Fax: (208) 334-8789 | TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

Rodger Sorensen, Chairman | Soda Springs, ID | Term: 1/2015 – 1/2020
Email:| Phone: (208) 547-4701

Dan Scott, Member | McCall, ID | Term: 1/2017 – 1/2021
Email: dan@mccallaviation| Phone: (208) 634-7137

Chip Kemper, Member | Rigby, ID | Term: 1/2018 – 1/2023
Email:| Phone: (208) 745-7654

Mark Sweeney, Member | Lewiston, ID | Term: 1/2014 – 1/2019
Email:| Phone: (208) 743-9148

John Blakley, Member | Boise, ID | Term: 1/2017 – 1/2022
Email:| Phone: (208) 466-5432

Jeff Marker | Division Administrator | Phone: (208) 334-8788

Tammy Schoen | Administrative Assistant | Phone: (208) 334-8776

  • Aircraft Scheduling
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Aeronautics Board Secretary
  • Website/Facebook
  • Calendar of Events
  • ACE Academy
  • Rudder Flutter Editor

Derra Kolar | Technical Records Specialist | Phone: (208) 334-8779

  • Accounts Payable
  • Budget

Sherry Ward | Technical Records Specialist | Phone: (208) 334-8775

  • Aircraft and Dealer Registration
  • Aviation Art Contest

Ross Engle | Flight Operations Director | Phone: (208) 334-8661

  • Pilot
  • Part 107, sUAS Pilot
  • State-owned aircraft operations
  • ITD UAS Coordinator
  • State emergency response contact

Tim Steffen | Pilot and Safety/Education Coordinator | Phone: (208) 334-8780

  • Pilot
  • Part 107, sUAS Pilot
  • Search and Rescue Coordinator
  • Safety and Education
  • ACE Academy
  • Aviation Art Contest
  • Safety Seminars
  • Website/Facebook

Tim Henderson | Aircraft Mechanic | Phone: (208) 334-8782

  • Maintain state-owned aircraft
  • Part 107, sUAS Pilot
  • Hazmat coordinator
  • Search and rescue

Bill Statham | Project Manager | Phone: (208) 334-8784

  • Municipal airport grant program
  • Statewide aviation system planning
  • Statewide airfield pavement evaluation
  • Multi-year airport development program
  • Municipal airport project status
  • Airport layout planning
  • Technical assistance to airport owners and operators

Jennifer Schildgen | Airport Planner | Phone: (208) 334-8640

  • State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP)
  • Airport Planning and Development

Flo Ghighina | Aviation Technician | Phone: (208) 334-8895

  • FAA 5010 and state airport safety inspections
  • Evaluation of airspace obstructions and compliance
  • Airport lighting and maintenance supplies
  • Liaison for back country and wilderness airstrips
  • Technical assistance for airports

Dan Conner | Airport Manager | Phone: (208) 334-8893

  • Maintenance of 31 state-owned airstrips
  • Volunteer and adopt-an-airport agreements
  • Responsible for seasonal caretakers
  • Status of state owned airports
  • Courtesy car management

Joe Fleck | Senior Utility Craftsman | Phone: (208) 562-1246

  • Maintain state-owned airports
  • Part 107, sUAS Pilot

Sig Jensen | Utility Craftsman | Phone: (208) 631-5074

  • Maintain state-owned airports

Flying State aircraft is the safest, fastest, most reliable and cost-effective mode of transportation available for the employees of the State of Idaho.

Contact Tammy Schoen, Flight Scheduler, at 208-334-8776 or email for a cost estimate or to book a flight.

For more detailed information, you can download the State Aircraft Guide

View the current Flight Schedule Calendar

The Idaho Airport Facility Directory is available on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

App Store – iPad, iPhone Google Play – Android devices


To have your event listed, please contact Tammy Schoen, (208)-334-8776,

DateEvent Contact Information
OngoingKilroy Coffee Klatch: First Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Warhawk Air Museum hosts WWII generational people for a morning of conversation and friendship. All veterans are welcome.Warhawk Air Museum, 208-465-6446 or
Oct. 18CFI Roundtable | 7:30 - 8:30 pm | Best Western Vista Inn, Boise | Discuss trends in pilot training, safety concerns and programs to improve flight safety in Idaho.Tim Steffen, 208-334-8780 or E-mail:
Oct. 19Aviation Safety Standdown | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Best Western Vista Inn, Boise | Registration, coffee and doughnuts starts at 8:30 am. Win a survival vest and earn WINGS credit! Ask for Aviation Safety Standdown special room rates.Tim Steffen, 208-334-8780 or E-mail:

Location and contacts as of 1/8/2018 | Aeronautics Courtesy Car Program

Cavanaugh BayAllen Lieske208-443-2721
Garden ValleyAnnie Wade208-462-6036
Johnson CreekJim Lane208-633-3333
Smiley CreekDeborah Murray208-774-2984

The Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Aeronautics serves to provide the highest quality, most effective, efficient, and safest airport system for all users of aviation services. To this end, the Division of Aeronautics plans and implements essential programs, services and projects to develop, encourage, and foster an exemplary system of airports that meet the current and future requirements of a growing and diverse Idaho aviation community.

Report Suspicious Activity in and around the airport

  • Transportation Security Administration: 1-866-427-3287
  • Idaho National Guard: 1-800-832-1985
  • Boise Airport Security: 208-383-3110


Aircraft & Dealer Registration

What do I need to register an aircraft online?

  • Your registration renewal notice from the Idaho Division of Aeronautics
  • The red numbers from your renewal notice
  • A valid credit card & its billing address
    • Online payments for EXACT renewal amount ONLY
  • If you are a DEALER – STOP! Do NOT use the Online Aircraft Registration site.
    • You must email or mail to the Division of Aeronautics your completed “Idaho Dealership Registration & Inventory” form
    • Please include additional fees for the aircraft Decals you need with your payment
Pay Aircraft Registration Online

For more information go to:

Frequently Asked Questions about Aircraft Registration

Registration fees collected support the Division’s efforts to maintain backcountry airports, conduct search & rescue operations and provide all of the services Aeronautics offers.

  • Registrations are due annually on December 31 for the next registration year
  • Registration is in lieu of personal property tax
  • Required by Idaho Code 21.114
  • There are three types of registration forms used in Idaho (See “Forms” below)

If you have questions or need airport directories, please contact the Division of Aeronautics at 208-334-8775

Aircraft Registration Application – For newly acquired aircraft, or new to Idaho, whether privately owned, business owned, or charter/leased aircraft.

Aircraft Registration “Status Change” Form – Used by anyone making changes to their aircraft status, change of personal or business contact information, or by Dealers updating their inventory during the year as their inventory fluctuates.

Dealer Registration and Inventory Application – For those applying for Dealer Registration, or when a Dealer is reporting his/her aircraft inventory at the beginning of a new registration year (currently for sale and flown for demo purposes only). Dealer’s are required to provide the Idaho Division of Aeronautics with information regarding the ownership and aircraft details for each aircraft in their inventory. Dealer registration fee is $40 per year plus $1 for each decal.

Dealers must also register planes flown for their personal or business use separately.


Idaho Airports

The Idaho Airport Facility Directory is available on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

App Store – iPad, iPhone Google Play – Android devices

In an effort to streamline pilot reporting at the backcountry strips, and offer documentation in one place, Aeronautics is recommending use of the Idaho Aviation Association (IAA) webpage for Idaho Airstrips.

IAA Web Link: Idaho Airports

Click on the airport you are interested to find:

  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Airport Notes
  • Pilot reports
  • Map of Idaho Airports
  • Events happening at the airport
  • Photos
  • Management Plans

Click to Submit a Comments/Questions/Suggestion

The Idaho Airstrip Network Steering Committee continues working towards full implementation of the Action Plan which was approved by the Idaho Transportation Board (ITB) in July of 2005.

Location and contacts as of 1/8/2018 | Aeronautics Courtesy Car Program

Cavanaugh BayAllen Lieske208-443-2721
Garden ValleyAnnie Wade208-462-6036
Johnson CreekJim Lane208-633-3333
Smiley CreekDeborah Murray208-774-2984

Planning & Development

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Division of Aeronautics recognizes the significance of a proactive approach to ensuring aviation’s role in the statewide transportation system. The Idaho Airport System Plan (IASP) provides the ITD-Aero an opportunity to stay abreast of changes in the aviation industry and to determine how Idaho’s airports should be positioned to respond to future needs and challenges.

Idaho’s State Airport System Plan provides input for federal planning documents. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) is updated every two years. The FAA provides money for eligible airport development from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Airports must be included in the NPIAS for their projects to be eligible for AIP funding. Recommendations from the Idaho Airport System Plan will be included in the NPIAS.

The IASP is the Idaho Transportation Department’s comprehensive plan for linking statewide aviation facilities with those of the nation and the world. Idaho’s system plan also works in concert with Idaho’s Transportation Vision. The Transportation Vision examines all of the state’s transportation needs and sets the direction for making improvements and investments in all modes of transportation.

For more information contact Bill Statham, Airport Development Project Manager,, 208-334-8784

Current SCIP Program (PDF)


Like the highway system, Idaho’s system of 126 public use airports are a critical component of the state’s transportation system. And, also like the highway system, constant maintenance and improvements are necessary to meet the needs and demands of the traveling public. Simply put, current aviation system needs far outweigh available funding.

The State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) is tackling the challenge of targeting state and federal resources in a more strategic way by better identifying and prioritizing aviation related projects. This process helps ITD-Aeronautics and local governments communicate to decision-makers the need for continued and increased investments into Idaho’s airport system. The program is intended to be a continuous, multi-year funding program that will assess short-term (0-5 year) and long-term (5-20 year) airport improvement needs for the Idaho airport system. The SCIP is helping agencies including ITD-Aero, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local governments to better anticipate future airport development capital needs and to make strategic investments to maximize financial resources.

ITD-Aero is developing and implementing the program on two fronts:

  • A program for airports eligible for FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds.
  • A program for airports only eligible for Idaho Airport Aid Program (IAAP) funds.

For AIP eligible airports, the SCIP program is being developed in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Northwest Mountain Region and the FAA Seattle Airports District Office (ADO). The Seattle ADO is the primary FAA regional Line of Business overseeing airport development and funding in the states of Idaho, Washington and Oregon. In support of this partnership, the FAA has provided ITD-Aero with a grant to develop an AIP eligible SCIP.

General Benefits

  • Capture for the first time at the state level both the constrained and unconstrained needs of Idaho airports. This data will be used to demonstrate to state legislators and other local decision-makers the financial needs to maintain and enhance this critical component of the statewide transportation system.
  • Use the process developed in partnership with the FAA for federally funded airports for non-federally funded airports within Idaho.
  • Increase predictability, consistency, and efficiency amongst ITD-Aero, airport sponsors and FAA when prioritizing and distributing Idaho airport capital improvement funds.
  • Eliminate duplication of efforts. ITD-Aero will be responsible for the annual collection of CIPs from airport sponsors, which will alleviate airport sponsors from having to duplicate communication with both the FAA and ITD-Aero.
  • Maximize efficiency by designating ITD-Aero as the organizer of CIP submittals. ITD-Aero will then work with the FAA to provide a more timely response from the agencies back to airport sponsors regarding their CIP requests.
  • Joint coordination with FAA Project Managers as part of the five year SCIP development process will result in:
    • Increased resources for airport sponsors to discuss your individual airport CIP and airport needs.
    • The ability of Idaho to work with the FAA and airport sponsors to better incorporate statewide aviation needs into the overall SCIP development process.
    • More efficient use of available AIP funds to Idaho airports as well as the potential for increased access to certain AIP funds as a result of better SCIP planning.
    • Create a proactive, continual planning process for years to come. This will result in a more sustainable airport system, enabling ITD-Aero, FAA and local governments to look ahead to determine how the system can continue to be improved and preserved.


As a new program within ITD-Aero, full development and implementation of this program is expected to take two to three years. Over the coming months ITD-Aero will be visiting with airports to discuss the program, answer any questions and gather input about existing CIPs.

Stay tuned – More information will be added to this website as it becomes available .

For more information contact: Jennifer Schildgen, Airport Planner and SCIP Project Manager,, 208-334-8640

The Idaho Airport Aid Program (IAAP) provides for the discretionary allocation of grant funds to Idaho airport owners.

Only public entities are eligible to participate in the Idaho Airport Aid Program. Any county, city, village, or agency designated in Idaho Code, shall be deemed an eligible public entities for the purpose of participation in the Idaho Airport Aid Program.

The funds are derived from Idaho’s Aviation fuel tax. The IAAP is a Trustee and Benefit program providing matching funds to municipal governments for public airport improvements.

Allocations must meet high priority needs and achieve maximum benefit and use of available funds. The allocation program is designed to provide the greatest and best utilization of limited Idaho Airport Aid funds and maximize availability of Federal funds.

The primary goal of the allocation program is to further the proper development of statewide system of airports and fair distribution of aviation tax money.

It is a modest program with a budget that varies from year to year. There are basically six areas where we provide assistance.

  • Primary Airports – We provide about ±19% of our annual budget to our seven commercial airports. Funding is calculated upon the relative level of activity. This may be used to match any other source of funding.
  • GA NPIAS Airports – We provide about ±40% of our annual budget to 31 NPIAS GA airports. We provide half of the local match required for a FAA-AIP Grant. This covers State apportionment funds, non-Primary Entitlement funds, and GA discretionary funds.
  • GA non-NPIAS Community Airports – We provide about ±30% of our annual budget to 30 non-NPIAS airports. These airports receive no AIP funding and must rely on the State of Idaho for assistance. We pay between 50% and 90% of the project costs depending upon the size of the community.
  • Airport Maintenance and Safety Supplies – We provide about ±1% of our annual budget to supply airports with cost effective maintenance items such as lamps, light fixtures, wind socks, lens and other items. Simply, we purchase in bulk and provide the smaller quantities of items to the public airports at or below cost.
  • Small Projects – We provide less than ±1% of our annual budget for one-time unscheduled and emergency projects that cost under $ 2,000. This ranges from wind sock standards, to tie down chains, crack sealing, radio operated light switches, etc.
  • Small Airport Planning Studies – We provide about ±9% of our annual budget to small communities and state-operated airports to prepare current airport planning documents. We also provide a consultant and any airport information available in exchange for the airport operator seating a planning advisory committee. Such studies usually include a Narrative Report with a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and a Land Use and Zoning Plan as well as a drawing set including at least an Airport Layout Drawing, Airspace Drawing, Property Drawing, and a Land Use Drawing.

The IAAP is administered according to the Idaho Administrative Code IDAPA 39.04.04. This rule requires that an airport owner must have a State approved airport plan (section 200.01), and protective zoning (section 200.04) in place in order to participate in the IAAP. However, if they do not have a plan or protective zoning in place, or if these need to be updated, the IAAP can provide funding for those items.

The airport owner may use force account (in-kind) work as part, or all, of their required match for IAAP funded projects. The value of the force account (in-kind) work shall not exceed the amount to the Sponsor/Owner’s designated match for this project. The type, amount, and value of the in-kind work must be estimated and approved by the State before the start of work. The owner may use their own internal rates, or the rates listed in the Idaho Transportation Department Standard Specifications for Highway Construction. The airport owner must also show that the use of force account (in-kind) work is in the public interest and must demonstrate that it can accomplish the work with equal to or better quality, and for equal to or less than the cost of having it commercially done. Additionally, volunteer labor, materials, and/or equipment must be listed as force account (in-kind) contributions.

The following lists identify what projects are eligible under the grant program and the general priority of those projects.

Eligible Projects

  • Planning, land ownership, airspace, land use, and zoning documents
  • Land acquisition including airfield, development, and approaches
  • Avigation easements
  • Grading and drainage for: runway, taxiway, rampsConstruction of: runway, taxiway
  • Reconstruction of: runway, taxiway
  • Access roads and parking
  • Obstruction removal for “Runway Protection Zones”
  • Installation or rehabilitation of a segmented circle
  • Installation or rehabilitation of perimeter fencing
  • Installation or rehabilitation airfield lighting and electrical system
  • Public use helipads
  • Navigational and visual aids
  • Lighting and other supplies to airports
  • Construction of public owned / use buildings for hangars, pilot lounge, rest rooms, etc
  • Other items as approved by the Idaho Transportation Board

Ineligible Items For Use As Force Account Contribution

  • Previous land acquisition
  • Previous building construction or improvements
  • Previous state grants
  • Previous federal grants

Ineligible Items

  • Facilities under exclusive lease or private/corporate control
  • ARFF equipment
  • Purchase or construction of income producing property
  • Decorative landscaping, art, and sculpture

Project Priority

  • Preservation and acquisition of existing landing facilities in danger of being lost.
  • Projects at existing airports that demonstrate need and provide statewide benefits.
  • Development of new/additional landing facilities in areas of greatest need, such as:
    1. Large areas where there is no air accessibility
    2. New landing facilities in urban areas that are losing airports
    3. Recreational areas where land is becoming difficult to obtain
  • Projects improving aircraft operational safety.
  • Projects to maximizing use of federal funds.
  • Projects to protect prior public investment.


State Grant Assurances

  • IAAP Grant Assurances

NPIAS Airport Grant Application package (eligible for federal funding)

Community Airport Grant Application package (not eligible for federal funding)

NPIAS and Community Airport Applications (Word format)

For more information contact: Bill Statham, Airport Development Project Manager,, 208-334-8784

Interactive Pavement Management Tool

2016 Inspection Reports
Click on the Pavement Management Tool to view an interactive map of Idaho with reports on the following airport locations:

  • Aberdeen
  • American Falls
  • Arco-Butte Co
  • Bear Lake
  • Blackfoot
  • Buhl
  • Burley
  • Caldwell
  • Cottonwood
  • Downey
  • Driggs
  • Emmett
  • Glenns Ferry
  • Gooding
  • Hazelton
  • Homedale
  • Jerome
  • Lee Williams Memorial (Midvale)
  • Mackay
  • Malad City
  • Mountain Home
  • Mud Lake
  • Murphy
  • Nampa
  • Nez Perce
  • Parma
  • Payette
  • Preston
  • Rexburg
  • Rigby
  • Rockford
  • Soda Springs
  • St. Anthony

The Division of Aeronautics is under contract with the FAA to inspect 118 public-use airports in the state of Idaho. These inspections are conducted on a three year cycle. The inspection includes verification of airport data, services, and evaluation of runway/taxiway surfaces and navigation aids. Airport Facility Directories and Charts issued by both the State of Idaho and the Federal Aviation Administration are updated using information gathered during the inspection. Interaction with Airport Managers or sponsors during the inspection provides an opportunity to address safety and maintenance issues. Between inspections, airport managers or sponsors can assist in keeping airport specific data current by contacting the Aviation Technician to report changes or corrections.

For more information contact: Flo Ghighina,, 208-334-8895

The Division of Aeronautics evaluates structures under the authority of Idaho Code 21-513 through 21-520 and Idaho Transportation Rule No. 39.04.02. All proposals for structures in excess of 199’ or those of a lower height located near a public-use airport are evaluated for impacts on aircraft navigation. Mitigation of aviation hazards typically involves marking and lighting of structures. Proponents of vertical structures can contact the Aviation Technician if questions regarding location, height (and the need to notify the Division of Aeronautics of a proposal) arise during the project planning phase. Notification of the Division of Aeronautics prior to construction best accomplished by submitting a copy of the FAA form 7460-1 to our office. This form contains all the information the State of Idaho needs to accurately evaluate a structure and its location. You can find a link to this form at:

It should be noted that proponents of structures described above are required to notify the Federal Aviation Administration to allow that agency to evaluate the structure for impacts on the national airspace system.

For more information contact: Flo Ghighina,, 208-334-8895


Click to Request Supplies

Dear IDAHO Airport Manager

Following is a list of airport materials that are available from the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics. The material may be ordered for use on any public owned, public use airport in the state of Idaho. These items are normally kept in stock and are available for immediate shipment. Items listed are provided free of charge. For supplies not listed, the Division of Aeronautics may be able to provide source information to airport managers/owners.

Please order item by description. Order by mail, e-mail or telephone. Please include your Name, UPS shipping address and telephone number. Items will be shipped by the most convenient and economical means.

You may contact us for needed items that do not appear on the following list. We maintain a selection of commercial airport material catalogs and can usually special order any item you may need.

Contact: Flo Ghighina,, 208-334-8895

Lens, Clear plastic

  • Runway Edge lights

Lens, Blue glass

  • Taxiway Edge lights

Lens, Blue plastic

  • Taxiway Edge lights

Lens, Red/Green plastic

  • Runway Threshold lights

Lens, Red plastic

  • Obstruction lights

Lens, Amber plastic

  • Heliport lights

Lens Clamp

  • Flexible Band With Cam Lock

Lens Gasket

  • MIRL & LIRL systems

Edge Light Support Assembly

  • Frangible Couplings, 2″ IPS, Multi-Electric Company (Cat # 961)

Edge Light Support Assembly

  • Frangible Coupling for MIRL & LIRL systems

Lamp Socket

  • Ceramic with Leads for 10″ Rotating Beacon

Tiedown Chain Set

  • 1 Tail and 2 Wing Chains with Adjusters & Snap Hooks

Wind Sock, Non-Standard 23″ diameter

  • Orange nylon 8′ long, fits State Wind Sock Frame

Wind Sock Frame

  • Non-Standard 23” diameter, Unlighted, Caged

Wind Sock Frame

  • Non-Standard 23” diameter, Lighted, Caged

Wind Sock Standard

  • Heavy Duty Hinged Letdown (Frame not Included) (Special Order)

PAPI bulb, 200 watt (EZL)

  • Quartz Style, Two prong base, 6.6 amp

VASI bulb, 300 watt (EHP) (300T4Q/CL)

  • Quartz Style, Double Ended plug for Richter VASI

VASI bulb, 200 watt (6.6A/PAR64Q/2P)

  • Quartz Style, Two blade base for Series Circuit VASI

Utility Replacement bulb, 116 watt (116A 21/TS)

  • Incandescent Style, Medium screw base, Buildings, Obstruction Lights, etc.

Rotating Beacon bulb, 1000 watt (Q1000 PAR 64/NSP)

  • Quartz Style, Two blade base

Rotating Beacon bulb, 500 watt (500 PAR 64/NSP/130V)

  • Quartz Style, Two blade base

Rotating Beacon bulb, 500 watt (500 PAR 56Q/NSP)

  • Quartz Style, Two blade base for Alnaco & Manairco Systems

Wind Sock bulb, 75 watt (75 PAR/FL)

  • Incandescent Style, Large screw base

Wind Sock bulb, 90 watt (90 PAR/H/FL 25)

  • Incandescent Style, Large screw base, Halogen

Wind Sock bulb, 150 watt (150 PAR/FL)

  • Incandescent Style, Medium screw base, Halogen

LIRL bulb, 15 watt (15S14/GR/CL)

  • Incandescent Style, Medium screw base for newer fixtures

LIRL bulb, 15 watt (15A15/CL/BB)

  • Incandescent Style, Medium screw base, 130 volts

LIRL bulb, 15 watt (15T7N)

  • Incandescent Style, Small screw base, for ALNACO, Manairco, & Wagaero

LIRL bulb, 25 watt (25A19/GR/CL)

  • Incandescent Style, Medium screw base

MIRL bulb, 30 watt (EXL)

  • Quartz Style, Two prong base for Series Circuits

MIRL bulb, 30 watt (6.6A/T10/1P)

  • Incandescent Style, bayonet base for Series Circuits

MIRL bulb, 45 watt (EXM)

  • Quartz Style, Two prong base for Series Circuits Threshold Lights

HIRL bulb, 204 watt (6.6A/T14/2P)

  • Incandescent Style, bayonet base for Series Circuits

Safety & Education

Safety Standdown: October 19, 2019, Boise | Best Western Vista Inn from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Aeronautics Safety Standdown in October

These are proven operating practices that will ensure your Idaho flying experience is a safe and enjoyable one.

Aerospace Career Exploration (ACE) Academy is designed to introduce high school students to aviation and space-related careers.

As a participant in the ACE program, activities may involve field trips, forums, and a hands-on satellite project.

For further information and to get the application, go to or contact Tammy Schoen: 208-334-8775 or

Art students from across Idaho may submit their Aviation art to win great prizes.

2019 Aviation Art Contest

Sponsored by Idaho Division of Aeronautics

Entry Deadline: April 1, 2019

Let your imagination soar!

Artwork Categories by Age:
Age Group I: 5–6 years old
Age Group II: 7–9 years old
Age Group III: 10–12 years old
Age Group IV: 13–15 years old
Age Group V: 16–18 years old

• Must be relevant to the theme
• Size must be 11 inches x 17 inches
• Must be two-dimensional watercolor, acrylic or oil, colored pencil, felt-tip marker, ballpoint pen, pen and ink, and/or crayon
• Must have a completed certificate of authenticity attached securely to the back of the piece of artwork
• No pencil, charcoal, collage, digital, or clip art

First place winners in each group will be invited to ride in an airplane; receive a copy of their artwork signed by our Governor plus a framed congratulatory letter; and be recognized in our Rudder Flutter newsletter. Second place winners will receive $25 in art supplies, a congratulatory letter, and recognition in Rudder Flutter.

Send completed entry to:
2018 Art Contest, c/o Idaho Division of Aeronautics,
3483 Rickenbacker St., Boise, ID 83705 | Phone: 208-334-8780 or 208-334-8775

IAASC Report – This Idaho Aviation Accident Score Card (IAASC) provides details on all Idaho aircraft accidents that have occurred from the NTSB’s latest Probable Cause issuances. The source of data accumulated in this IAASC is compiled directly from the NTSB aviation database.

IAASC specifically includes total number of fatal accidents, fatalities, class of aircraft, pilot qualifications, and weather conditions at the time of the accident. In addition, IAASC provides an overview of Idaho aviation safety trends while final investigations of these accidents are being conducted by the NTSB. It will be published annually during the first quarter of the following year and a brief summary will be added to the spring issue of the Rudder Flutter.

For ideas, comments or suggestions, we would be glad to hear from you.

Tim Steffen | Safety/Education Coordinator | Phone: (208) 334-8780



The “Rudder Flutter” is published bi-annually and is available in print, via email, and online. Select from the editions in the table below to review past issues of this Idaho aviation newsletter.

2018Vol 64, Issue 1
2017Vol 63, Issue 1
2016Vol 62, Issue 1Vol 62, Issue 2
2015Vol 61, Issue 1Vol 61, Issue 2Vol 61, Issue 3

These are proven operating practices that will ensure your Idaho flying experience is a safe and enjoyable one.

Scheduled commercial airline service is a cornerstone of Idaho’s economy. Businesses, residents, and visitors all depend on commercial airline service. A study undertaken by the Idaho Transportation Department in 1998 showed that annually, Idaho derives at least $1.2 billion in annual economic benefit from activities at its seven commercial airports. These economic benefits are derived from spending by visitors who arrive in Idaho via the scheduled air carriers and from the activities of businesses and tenants located at each of the commercial airports.

Recognizing the importance of commercial airline service, the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics, undertook a study to assess current demand in each commercial airport’s market area. This report provides a summary of the findings from that study.


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