Pocatello Regional Airport Master Plan Update
About Our Airport Master Plan
An Airport Master Plan is a comprehensive study of an airport that describes short-, medium-, and long-term development plans needed to support future aviation demand. The end result of the process will be a well-defined roadmap for the next twenty years of airport improvements at PIH.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) asks airports to develop master plans and update them around every ten years. The PIH master plan was last updated in 2012. The PIH master plan update is 100 percent funded by federal grant dollars, and no state or local funds are being used for this project.
In addition to keeping the airport in compliance with the FAA, the PIH master plan update process is the community’s opportunity to provide input that helps guide the future of Pocatello Regional Airport. Feedback is welcomed. The airport will hold several public meetings during the update process, and written comments will be accepted both in person and via the comment box below.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Why is an Airport Master Plan needed?
A: An Airport Master Plan provides the developmental framework for airports to ensure appropriate planning for future needs. An Airport Master Plan is typically updated every 5-10 years due to FAA changes in airport design, swings in the economy, and transformational changes in aviation and how people travel. The last Airport Master Plan completed for Pocatello Regional Airport was in 2012.
Q: What are the major elements of an Airport Master Plan?
A: Airport Master Plans are developed based on guidance from the FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans.
• Inventory of Existing Conditions
• Aviation Forecast
• Facility Requirements
• Environmental Considerations
• Alternatives Development
• Airport Layout Plan (ALP)
• Facilities Implementation
Q: What are the Airport Master Plan Objectives?
• To understand airport issues, opportunities and constraints.
• Consider the impacts of aviation trends.
• Identify the capacity of existing airport infrastructure.
• Determine the need for airport improvements.
• Estimate project costs and funding sources.
• Develop a schedule for project implementation.
• Obtain stakeholder and public input.
Q: Who approves a Master Plan?
A: The Airport Sponsor, in this case the City of Pocatello, approves the Airport Master Plan.
FAA approval is required for the Airport Master Plan Forecast, as well as the Airport Layout Plan (ALP). The FAA also provides a review of the Master Plan documents, and accepts the final document.
Q: What results from an Airport Master Plan?
A: The approved Airport Master Plan becomes the primary guiding document for airport development.
Our goal is to be a transparent partner in this process. This webpage will host all available data, documents, details, and timelines.
|2021 Master Plan Project Timeline|
The most recent project timeline for the 2021 Airport Master Plan Update
|2012 Master Plan Front Cover|
|2012 Master Plan Table of Contents|
Table of Contents
|2012 Master Plan Introduction|
The introduction to the 2012 Pocatello Regional Airport Master Plan
|2012 Master Plan Chapter 1 Existing Conditions|
CHAPTER 1 – Existing Conditions
|2012 Master Plan Chapter 2 Aviation Forecast|
CHAPTER 2 – Aviation Demand Forecast
|2012 Master Plan Chapter 3 Facility Requirements|
CHAPTER 3 – Facility Requirements
|2012 Master Plan Chapter 4 Alternatives|
Chapter 4 – Alternatives
|2012 Master Plan Chapter 5 Implementation|
Chapter 5 – Implementation
|2012 Master Plan Chapter 6 Airport Layout Plan|
Chapter 6 – Airport Layout Plan
|2012 Master Plan Appendix A Glossary|
Appendix A – Glossary
|2012 Master Plan Appendix B NPIAS Information|
Appendix B – NPIAS Information
|2012 Master Plan Appendix C Visual and NAVAIDS|
Appendix C – Visual and NAVAIDS
|2012 Master Plan Appendix D Airspace|
Appendix D – Airspace
|2012 Master Plan Appendix E Planning for Compliance|
Appendix E – Planning for Compliance
|2012 Master Plan Appendix F Land Use|
Appendix F – Land Use
|2012 Master Plan Appendix G Revenue Enhancement|
Appendix G – Revenue Enhancement
|2012 Master Plan Back Cover|
Have a question or a comment?
We want to hear from you! Your feedback will help us better understand the community’s wishes for the future of Pocatello Regional Airport. If you have a question about the airport or the Airport Master Plan process, please submit it here and we’ll answer it as soon as we can.