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Boise Airport
Boise Air Terminal
Gowen Field
1998 USGS Photo
IATA: BOI – ICAO: KBOI – FAA LID: BOI
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Boise
Serves Boise, Idaho
Elevation AMSL 2,871 ft / 875 m
Coordinates 43°33′52″N 116°13′22″W / 43.56444°N 116.22278°W / 43.56444; -116.22278
Website www.cityofboise.org
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10L/28R 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
10R/28L 9,763 2,976 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 145,013
Based aircraft 240
Total Passengers 3,185,006
Source: Federal Aviation Administration Boise Airport

Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, ICAO: KBOI, FAA LID: BOI), also known as Boise Air Terminal or Gowen Field, is a joint civil-military, commercial and general aviation airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of downtown Boise in Ada County, Idaho, USA. The airport is operated by the city of Boise Department of Aviation and is overseen by an Airport Commission.

Boise is a landing rights airfield requiring international general aviation flights to receive permission from a Customs and Border Protection officer before landing on the field.

In addition to being a commercial and general aviation airport, Boise also sees usage by the Idaho Air National Guard on the Gowen Field Air National Guard Base portion of the airport. The National Interagency Fire Center is based in the city of Boise and the Boise Airport is used for logistical support. The United States Forest Service also uses Boise Airport as a base for aerial firefighting air tankers during the wildfire season.

3,185,006 passengers transited Boise Airport in 2008, a 5% decrease over 2007 year's total, ranking 75th among US airports in total passengers.

History

In 1926, the first municipal airport in Boise was built on a gravel bed where the Boise State University campus now stands. The first commercial airmail flight in the United States passed through this airfield on April 26, 1926, carried by Varney Airlines. Varney Airlines began operating out of Boise in 1933, later merging with National Air Transport to become United Airlines. With United Airlines able to trace its roots to Varney, United is recognized as the airline that has operated the longest out of Boise, 83 years as of 2009. This airfield also played host to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis on September 4, 1927.

The current airport has its origins in 1936 when Boise began buying and leasing land for the airport. By 1938, Boise had the longest runway in the United States at that time, 8,800 feet (2,680 m). The steel hangar for Varney Airlines was moved to the present field in 1939. As the size of aircraft grew, the hangar was no longer able to hold aircraft and was converted into a passenger terminal. It was part of the modern terminal facility until the completion of a new terminal in 2004.

During World War II, the Army Air Corps, later Army Air Forces, leased the field for use a training base for B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bomber crews. More than 6,000 men were stationed there during the war.

The field was named Gowen Field on July 23, 1941 after 1st Lt Paul R. Gowen (1909–1938), who was born and raised in Caldwell, attended the University of Idaho, and graduated ninth in his class at West Point in 1933. Gowen was killed instantly in a crash in Panama in July 1938 while piloting a twin-engine B-10 bomber for the Army Air Corps. The right engine failed shortly after take-off from Albrook Field, near Panama City. The other two crew members, navigator and radio operator, survived and crawled from the wreckage with burns.

After the war, the portion of the field used by the Army Air Forces was returned to the city. The Idaho Air National Guard began leasing the airfield after the war and continues to lease it currently.

Between 2003 and 2005, the Boise Airport was remodeled. The airport now features a brand new terminal and an elevated roadway for departures.


The Boise Airport Passenger Terminal.
The Boise Airport Passenger Terminal.

The Boise Airport Passenger Terminal designed by CSHQA is a three-story, steel-framed 378,000-square-foot (35,100 m) state-of-the-art aviation facility. Curvilinear, steel trusses create the undulating ceiling plane of the ticket lobby and define the signature profile of the building. The terminal has garnered national attention for the beauty of its design and is considered a prototypical post 9/11 facility.

The Boise Airport was ranked fourth in passenger satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Global Airport Satisfaction Index Study.

The Boise Airport was a hub for Horizon Air from the late 1980s to the early 2000s with over 50 flights to 15 destinations at its peak, but was scaled down post 9/11. It currently serves as a minor focus city.

Facilities

Boise Airport covers an area of 5,000 acres (2,023 ha) at an elevation of 2,871 feet (875 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways:

  • Runway 10L/28R: 10,000 x 150 feet (3,048 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt, Weight capacity: 75,000 pounds (34,000 kg)/single wheel; VASI system
  • Runway 10R/28L: 9,763 x 150 feet (2,976 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt, Weight capacity: 75,000 pounds (34,000 kg)/single wheel; VASI, ILS/DME

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2007, the airport had 184,023 aircraft operations, an average of 504 per day: 52% general aviation, 23% scheduled commercial, 18% air taxi, 7% military. At that time there were 286 aircraft based at this airport: 58% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 7% jet, 9% helicopter and 16% military.

In 2005, over 3 million passengers passed through the Boise airport.

The airport can handle minor maintenance and repairs through fixed base operators Jackson Jet Center, Turbo Air and Western Aircraft.


The new air traffic control tower under construction in 2009.
The new air traffic control tower under construction in 2009.

Law enforcement at the airport is handled by the Boise Police Department. The Airport Division has an authorized strength of 1 lieutenant, 2 sergeants, and 28 officers. There are currently 5 TSA certified K-9 units trained in explosive detection.

New ATC Tower

On January 4, 2008, city officials broke ground for Boise Air Terminal's latest improvement, a new air traffic control tower. As of today the tower is complete and stands 295 feet (90 m) tall, being Idaho's tallest structure and the Pacific Northwest's tallest control tower. It has also been relocated to the south side of the airport in order to control an existing Guard assault strip and a possible new runway south of Gowen Field. The tower will not be in operation for possibly several years however, as the city is waiting for more advanced controlling equipment.

Gowen Field Air National Guard Base

C-130s parked on the ramp at Gowen Field.

Gowen Field ANGB primarily refers to the military facilities on the south side of the runways, which includes Air National Guard, Army National Guard, and reserve units of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. The field is home to the 124th Wing (124 WG), Idaho Air National Guard, which is made up of two flying squadrons operationally-gained by the Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC), respectively, and 12 additional support units. The aircraft based at Gowen Field ANGB are the A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support attack aircraft of the 190th Fighter Squadron (190 FS) and C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 189th Airlift Squadron (189 AS). The 124 WG is composed of over 1000 military personnel, ranging from full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Air Reserve Technicians (ART) to traditional part-time air national guardsmen.

Airlines and destinations

A number of scheduled airline flights pass through Boise. In addition to airlines, there are several charter companies that operate out of Boise.

Airlines Destinations Concourse
Delta Air Lines Salt Lake City B
Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City B
Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines Salt Lake City B
Frontier Airlines Denver [seasonal] B
Frontier Airlines operated by
Republic Airlines
Denver [seasonal] B
Horizon Air Lewiston, Portland (OR), Sacramento, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma, Sun Valley C
Salmon Air McCall, Salmon B
Southwest Airlines Denver, Las Vegas, Oakland, Portland (OR), Phoenix [begins March 12], Reno/Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane B
United Airlines Chicago-O’Hare, Denver B
United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco B
US Airways Phoenix B

Accidents and incidents

  • On 9 December 1996, Douglas C-47A N75142 of Emery Worldwide crashed on approach to Boise Airport killing both crew. The aircraft was on a cargo flight to Salt Lake City International Airport when the starboard engine caught fire shortly after take-off and the decision was made to return to Boise.


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Boise Air Terminal/gowen Field Airport picture

Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:

2007-07-05

Airport Identifier:

BOI

Airport Status:

Operational

Longitude/Latitude:

116-13-22.3000W/43-33-51.7000N
-116.222861/43.564361 (Estimated)

Elevation:

2871 ft / 875.08 m (Surveyed)

Land:

5000 acres

From nearest city:

3 nautical miles S of Boise, ID

Location:

Ada County, ID

Magnetic Variation:

15E (2005)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:

Publicly owned

Owner:

City Of Boise

Address:

Po Box 500
Boise, ID 83701

Phone number:

208-383-3110

Manager:

John Anderson

Address:

3201 Airport Way Suite 1000
Boise, ID 83705

Phone number:

208-383-3110

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:

Open to public

Wind indicator:

Yes

Segmented Circle:

No

Control Tower:

Yes

Lighting Schedule:

DUSK-DAWN

Beacon Color:

Clear-Green (lighted land airport)

Landing fee charge:

No

Sectional chart:

Salt Lake City

Region:

ANM - Northwest Mountain

Boundary ARTCC:

ZLC - Salt Lake City

Tie-in FSS:

BOI - Boise

FSS on Airport:

Yes

FSS Phone:

208-332-0200

FSS Toll Free:

1-800-WX-BRIEF
LOCAL CALL TO FSS 343-2525.

NOTAMs Facility:

BOI (NOTAM-d service avaliable)

Certification type/date:

I B S 05/1973

Federal Agreements:

NGHYP3

Airport Communications

Unicom:

122.950 

Airport Services

Fuel available:

100LLA1+

Airframe Repair:

MINOR

Power Plant Repair:

MINOR

Bottled Oxygen:

HIGH

Bulk Oxygen:

HIGH

Runway Information

Runway 10L/28R

Dimension:

10000 x 150 ft / 3048.0 x 45.7 m

Surface:

ASPH, Fair Condition

Surface Treatment:

Porous Friction Course

Weight Limit:

Single wheel: 75000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 200000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 400000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 400000 lbs.

Edge Lights:

High

 

Runway 10L

Runway 28R

Longitude:

116-14-12.8815W

116-12-09.9530W

Latitude:

43-34-12.7560N

43-33-30.7952N

Elevation:

2830.00 ft

2871.00 ft

Alignment:

115

127

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Right

Markings:

Non-precision instrument, Good Condition

Non-precision instrument, Good Condition

Crossing Height:

53.00 ft

52.00 ft

VASI:

4-box on left side

4-box on left side

Visual Glide Angle:

3.00

3.00

RVR Equipment:

 

midfield

Runway End Identifier:

Yes

 

Obstruction:

16 ft ant, 600.0 ft from runway, 300 ft right of centerline, 50:1 slope to clear

, 52.0 ft from runway, 50:1 slope to clear

 

Runway 10R/28L

Dimension:

9763 x 150 ft / 2975.8 x 45.7 m

Surface:

ASPH, Good Condition

Surface Treatment:

Porous Friction Course

Weight Limit:

Single wheel: 75000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 200000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 400000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 400000 lbs.

Edge Lights:

High

 

Runway 10R

Runway 28L

Longitude:

116-14-33.4152W

116-12-33.3942W

Latitude:

43-34-12.1213N

43-33-31.1616N

Elevation:

2824.00 ft

2858.00 ft

Alignment:

115

127

ILS Type:

ILS/DME

MLS

Traffic Pattern:

Right

Left

Markings:

Precision instrument, Good Condition

Precision instrument, Good Condition

Arresting:

BAK14

BAK14

Crossing Height:

55.00 ft

50.00 ft

VASI:

4-box on left side

4-box on left side

Visual Glide Angle:

3.00

3.00

RVR Equipment:

touchdown, rollout

touchdown

Approach lights:

MALSR

MALSR

Centerline Lights:

Yes

Yes

Touchdown Lights:

Yes

Yes

 

Radio Navigation Aids

ID

Type

Name

Ch

Freq

Var

Dist

BO

NDB

Ustik

 

359.00

17E

4.5 nm

MPA

NDB

Meridian

 

238.00

16E

14.0 nm

STI

NDB

Sturgeon

 

333.00

17E

36.7 nm

ONO

NDB

Ontario

 

305.00

17E

43.7 nm

MUO

TACAN

Mountain Home

087X

 

18E

35.0 nm

LIA

VOR

Liberator

 

114.90

18E

40.1 nm

BOI

VORTAC

Boise

080X

113.30

17E

1.5 nm

BOI

VOT

Boise

 

116.70

 

0.5 nm

Remarks

  • EXTSV HEL OPNS SFC TO 3500' WITHIN 1 NM EAST & WEST & 5 NM S OF RWY 10R/28L.
  • SCTY RQRS PPR WITH FBO DUE TO LOCKED GATES & FENCING BTN HRS 2200-0700 FOR INGRESS/EGRESS TO ARPT.
  • MODERATE MIGRATORY BIRD ACTIVITY WITHIN 5 NM OF THE AIRPORT OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH.
  • ANG: PPR ALL ACFT OFFL BUS ONLY DSN 422-5348, C 208-422-5348. "A-10 OPS-DSN 422-5348/5315."
  • PORTIONS OF TWY A & THE NORTHWEST RAMP NOT VSBL TO ATCT.
  • DO NOT USE TWY Z FOR TKOF ROLL ON RY 10L. SLOW TAXI SPEED RECOMMENDED ON Z DUE TO RISE IN PAVEMENT FOR TRANSITION TO RY.

 Based Aircraft

Aircraft based on field:

257

Single Engine Airplanes:

139

Multi Engine Airplanes:

31

Jet Engine Airplanes:

19

Helicopters:

21

Military:

47

Major Carriers Serving This Airport

Southwest Airlines Co.

39.7%

Skywest Airlines Inc.

30.5%

United Air Lines Inc.

8.8%

Atlantic Southeast Airlines

6.6%

Northwest Airlines Inc.

4.4%

Delta Air Lines Inc.

3.1%

US Airways Inc.

2.8%

Alaska Airlines Inc.

2.2%

Mesa Airlines Inc.

1.3%

Expressjet Airlines Inc.

0.6%

Most Popular Destinations

Salt Lake City Intl (SLC)

22.4%

San Francisco Intl (SFO)

12.7%

Denver Intl (DEN)

11.2%

Seattle-tacoma Intl (SEA)

8.3%

Reno/tahoe Intl (RNO)

6.4%

Spokane Intl (GEG)

6.2%

Portland Intl (PDX)

6.1%

Mc Carran Intl (LAS)

4.4%

Minneapolis-st Paul Intl/wold-chamberlain/ (MSP)

4.4%

Los Angeles Intl (LAX)

4.4%

Most Popular Aircraft

N752SK

0.6%

N750EV

0.6%

N606SK

0.5%

N945SW

0.5%

N760EV

0.5%

N960SW

0.5%

N912SW

0.4%

N758EV

0.4%

N607SK

0.4%

N979SW

0.4%

Operational Statistics

    Time Period: 2005-05-02 - 2006-05-01

Aircraft Operations:

475/Day

Commerical:

23.0%

Air Taxi:

18.5%

General Aviation Local:

32.6%

General Aviation Itinerant:

17.1%

Military:

8.7%

  

Boise Air Terminal/gowen Field Airport

Address: Ada County, ID

Tel: 208-383-3110


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General Info
Country United States
State IDAHO
FAA ID BOI
Latitude 43-33-51.700N
Longitude 116-13-22.300W
Elevation 2871 feet
Near City BOISE



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