Ridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
It seems that Bruce Willis wants to donate around 2000 acres for a new airport (SUN) out in Idaho.
This seems to be an ongoing argument up in that community about where is best for a new airport to be located.
There are limits at the existing airport limiting it to lower wieght aircraft. OO cannot take their CRJ's in there (they use EMB120's) , however QX does take their Q400's into SUN. I do remember back in the 80's, when I worked for HP we took 737's into that airport on a Sat Sun schedule, and I think WestAir brought in some BAE146's (it may have been Aspen)
Anyway, here is a link to the article about Willis...
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
Well I for one don't think that having it in Camas County would be beneficial for many people. Although it would only be at minimum about 25 miles from Sun Valley itself, I think there would be closer locations that would work. I don't see why the area right around where US 20 and Idaho 75 intersect would be a decent location. I was looking at the area Monday when I was driving thru there.
As a side note, I was really disappointed one Saturday when my Mom and I drove over there ( from Boise) just to see an HP 733 at SUN, only to be greeted by the great low cloud layer that prevented them from going into SUN. So, we went to Twin Falls (TWF) to see and saw it, as well as 2 Horizon DH8s, a CO 733, and a US 733. Busiest I'd ever seen the TWF airport lol.
ANd yes, it was WestAir that took their 146s in there for a time.