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 Falls Regional Airport is currently reconstructing portions of Taxiway A. This construction project is the first phase in a multi-year Federal and Local funded grant project that will ultimately include the reconstruction/rehabilitation of Taxiway A and its associated connectors, as well as the reconfiguration of Taxiway C, and the pavement maintenance and renumbering of Runway 02-20.
It will be crucial to the safe operation of all aircraft and ground vehicles during this period to regularly check NOTAMs and verify areas that are closed prior to entering Taxiway A.
The safety of the construction team, ground vehicle operators, and the Airport users is the utmost priority and we appreciate your cooperation and support while we continue to make these critical improvements to the infrastructure at IDA!
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.