Dec. 14, 2021
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) has outlined the procedures in place for flight operators traveling into Sun Valley, ID during 2021-2022 upcoming winter holiday season.
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) has outlined the procedures in place for flight operators traveling into Sun Valley, ID during the upcoming winter holiday season.
Though reservations or slots are not required in to or out of the airport, an expected increase in air traffic will result in special air traffic procedures to manage the flow of traffic.
In order to facilitate the highest efficiency throughout the event for arrivals at SUN, the airport will use the same route structure it has used in the past for other high-activity time periods. Salt Lake City ARTCC may use this structure dynamically during the holiday time period generally between Dec. 17-Jan. 7.It also may be used during the holiday weekends of Jan. 14-17 and Feb. 18-21.
The structure is:
- From the Northwest: BOI-MENIN-HLE-SUN
- From the Southwest: LLC-PARZZ-MENIN-HLE-KSUN
- From the South: ELY-TWF-MENIN-HLE-KSUN
- From the East: PIH-MENIN-HLE-KSUN
Filing multiple flight plans is an impediment to the flow and is highly discouraged.
During times when the FAA utilizes a ground delay program, operators have filed multiple flight plans in an attempt to create scheduling choices. This had a negative effect of causing gaps in the arrival flow.
It is recommended flight plans be filed the night before when possible. Flight plans filed the night before can be factored into the plan effectively, filing a flight plan later may mean larger delays.