Clearance

  1. Frequency
    1. Boise Clearance: 125.900
  2. Procedures
    1. All IFR PDC capable aircraft will be issued a Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC).
    2. When appropriate, inform pilots of the current ATIS information prior to contacting ground control.
  3. IFR Routing
    1. Initial Altitude: 16,000.
    2. Route all IFR departures on an approved SID appropriate for their route of flight. Aircraft unable/refusing to accept a SID will be assigned radar vectors.
      Note-ATC is not to issue the GOWEN ODP but is to allow the pilot to fly the GOWEN DP if filed or requested.
    3. All Operations
      1. Issue BOI SID for all departures that have not filed a DP.
      2. Issue BOI SID for local IFR aircraft that have not filed a DP.
    4. If a pilot cannot accept a departure procedure, issue the the pilot heading 180 for radar vectors to their route.
  4. Standard Departure Frequencies
    1. When appropriate, issue the following frequencies to IFR aircraft, per departure direction:
      • BOI (279° – 097°) – 126.9
      • BOI (098° – 278°) – 119.6
    2. When appropriate, issue the following frequencies to VFR aircraft requiring radar services after departure, per departure direction:
      • BOI (279° – 097°) – 126.9
      • BOI (098° – 278°) – 119.6
  5. VFR Routing
    1. All departures shall be instructed to maintain VFR at or below 4,500.

Ground

  1. Frequency
    1. Boise Ground: 121.700
  2. Airspace
    1. All movement areas with the exception of active runways.
  3. Procedures
    1. Not applicable.
  4. Departures
    1. All aircraft requiring pushback onto the movement area will contact ground prior to pushback and start-up. Aircraft parked on the south west side of the terminal may require pushback onto A (Alpha) Taxiway.
    2. All aircraft will contact ground with position and ATIS prior to being issued taxi instructions.
    3. During periods of high volumes of traffic, the published Standard Runway Assignments may be used to expedite the flow of departures.
    4. Standard Runway Assignments
      1. East Operations
        1. Runway 10L: All departures.
      2. West Operations
        1. Runway 28R: All departures.
  5. Arrivals
    1. All aircraft will remain on ground frequency until off the movement area.

Local

  1. Frequency
    1. Boise Tower (Local): 118.100
  2. Airspace
    1. Local: Runways 10L/R, 28L/R, and airspace as depicted on sector file.
  3. Procedures
    1. Runway operations
      1. Use runway 10L for departures and 10R for arrivals (East) during calm wind operations.
      2. Use runway 28R for departures and 28L for arrivals (West) when the tailwind component exceeds 5 knots.
      3. All aircraft that require to overfly the field will be instructed to maintain 4,500.
    2. LAHSO
      1. Not authorized.
    3. Tower Use of Radar
      1. Full
  4. Departures
    1. Departure Notification / Releases
      1. Departure Notifications are not required, unless otherwise coordinated by TRACON.
      2. Departures are automatically released, unless otherwise coordinated by TRACON.
    2. IFR Departures
      1. Ensure aircraft turn to assigned point/heading and altitude reporting is operating prior to handoff to departure.
  5. Arrivals
    1. IFR Arrivals
      1. Accept radar handoff of all IFR arrivals, if radar certified and it is operationally beneficial.
      2. Circling procedures are not authorized north of Runway 10L/R.
    2. Missed Approach / Go Around
      1. Acquire the track control for the aircraft conducting a missed approach.
      2. Send A Missed Notification (.MA) for the aircraft executing an unplanned Missed Approach / Go Around to the appropriate TRACON sector that will be receiving the aircraft for re-sequencing.
      3. VFR aircraft, and/or IFR Category I / II aircraft conducting a Visual approach and executing a Go-Around must be instructed to remain in the local pattern, if capable of doing so.
      4. The following is considered Primary Climb-Out procedure and does not require any special coordination with Approach Control or Strip marking (Scratchpad entries) other than the basic Missed Notification. Aircraft must not turn prior to the departure end of the runway. Handoff/Comm-Change to the appropriate TRACON sector must be completed no later than 1 mile off the departure end of the runway.
      5. PRIMARY CLIMB OUT PROCEDURE:
        • East Flow: Heading 180, Maintain 5,000.
        • West Flow: Heading 180, Maintain 5,000.
      6. ALTERNATE CLIMB OUT PROCEDURE:
        • East Flow: Heading 100, Maintain 7,000.
        • West Flow: Heading 280, Maintain 5,000.
      7. VFR traffic join local pattern.
  6. VFR Operations
    1. VFR Departures
      1. Depart on-course at or below 4,500′
      2. Handoff to departure control as soon as clear of any possible conflicts.
        • BOI (279° – 097°) – 126.9
        • BOI (098° – 278°) – 119.6
    2. VFR Arrivals
      1. Direct to airport at or below 4,500′.
    3. VFR Flight Following
      1. Ensure all aircraft requiring flight following have the appropriate scratchpad entry prior to handoff to departure.