Clearance

  1. Frequency
    1. Idaho Falls Ground: 121.700
  2. Procedures
    1. When appropriate, inform pilots of the current ATIS information prior to contacting ground control.
  3. IFR Routing
    1. Initial Altitude: 12,000
    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.
    3. All Operations
      1. Issue radar vectors to all aircraft.
    4. If a pilot cannot accept a departure procedure, issue the following headings for radar vectors to their route, per their departure runway:
      • Runway 21 – Heading 200
      • Runway 3 – Heading 020
  4. Standard Departure Frequencies
    1. When appropriate, issue the following frequencies to IFR aircraft:
      • Salt Lake City Center 128.35
    2. When appropriate, issue the following frequencies to VFR aircraft requiring radar services after departure:
      • Salt Lake City Center 128.35
  5. VFR Routing
    1. Not Applicable.

Ground

  1. Frequency
    1. Idaho Falls Ground: 121.700
  2. Airspace
    1. Ground: All movement areas except 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.
    2. All aircraft will contact ground with position and ATIS prior to being issued taxi instructions.
  5. Arrivals
    1. All aircraft will remain on ground frequency until off the movement area.

Local

  1. Frequency
    1. Idaho Falls Tower: 118.500.
  2. Airspace
    1. Local: Runway 3/21, 17/35, and airspace as depicted on sector file.
  3. Procedures
    1. Runway operations
      1. Use runway 21 (South) during calm wind operations.
      2. Use runway 3 (North) when the tailwind component exceeds 5 knots.
    2. LAHSO
      1. Not authorized.
    3. Tower Use of Radar:
      1. None
  4. Departures
    1. Departure Notification / Releases
      1. A “Release Request” (.RR) is required to be sent to the appropriate Departure Controller for all departing aircraft in accordance with the General Control Directive.
  5. Arrivals
    1. IFR Arrivals
      1. N/A
    2. Missed Approach / Go Around
      1. A Missed Notification (MN) is required for all aircraft executing an unplanned Missed Approach / Go Around.
      2. Visual approach aircraft executing a Go-Around will remain in the local pattern if capable of doing so.
      3. Climb out procedure:
        • South Flow: Heading 200, Maintain 12,000.
        • North Flow: Heading 020, Maintain 12,000.
      4. VFR traffic join local pattern.
  6. VFR Operations
    1. VFR Departures
      1. Depart on-course.
      2. Handoff to departure control as soon as clear of any possible conflicts.
        • Salt Lake City Center 128.35
    2. VFR Arrivals
      1. Direct to airport.
    3. VFR Flight Following
      1. Ensure all aircraft requiring flight following have the appropriate scratchpad entry prior to handoff to departure.