TIPS AND RESOURCES
+ If you want to operate a drone at night, over people, out of the line of sight, near airports, or above 400 feet, you must apply for a waiver. The FAA, Federal Aviation Administration recommends submitting the form, which is available online, 90 days before the flight date. Most rejections are due to incomplete applications.
+ B4UFLY smartphone app
Free FAA download for iOS and Android smartphones that flag requirements and/or restrictions where you want to operate a drone.
Information and guidance to fly safely and responsibly.
The Idaho Transportation Department will begin issuing Star Cards in early 2018. This Site will help you determine if getting a Star Card is right for you, and what documents you'll need, using the "Add the Star" tool.
Beginning October 1, 2020, you will need to have a license or Identification (ID) card with the Star or another accepted form of identification, such as a passport, to fly commercially within the United States or access a federal facility, national laboratory, or military base. A U.S. passport will still be required to fly internationally.
The Star Card is an Idaho driver’s license or ID that adds a Star to verify compliance with REAL ID security standards. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act requires uniform standards for credentials, such as driver’s licenses and identification cards. The standards focus on proof of identity and the documents you must provide to verify you are who you say you are.
*ATTENTION* PLANNED RUNWAY 2/20 CLOSURE
Please be advised, to accomplish Phase 2 of the $9M Taxiway A, C and Runway 2/20 Rehabilitation Project, the Airports commercial service Runway 2/20 is required to be hard closed for six (6) days scheduled from 8 AM Wednesday, September 5th through 8 AM Tuesday, September 11th, 2018. No scheduled airlines will operate during this timeframe. After receiving input from all scheduled Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, Contractor, Engineer and Construction Manager, the Airport selected the dates and times that would have the least impact to the Airlines and general flying public. It is important to note this project requires a large amount of coordination by multiple agencies. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this closure may cause and we appreciate your understanding as we continue to improve aviation safety and security at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA).