253 Warbird Lane
Driggs, Idaho 83422
Teton Aviation (FBO)
Phone: (208) 354-3100
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport (DIJ) FAQs
The Airport is owned by the City of Driggs and managed by the Airport Board. The Airport Board is appointed by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.
The Airport Administrator is hired by the Mayor and facilitates between the City of Driggs, the Airport Board, The Flight Based Operator, the Airport Engineer and the FAA.
The Airport Board oversees operations on the ground such as facilities maintenance, regulation and enforcement of airport rules, and the Fixed Based Operator, Teton Aviation. The Airport Board works with the Airport Engineer and the FAA regarding the planning and financing of long-term Capital Improvements. The Airport Board also oversees the day-to-day finances and annual budget for the airport.
The Airport Administrator documents noise complaints but does not report them to the FAA. If you are able to note the tail number and time and location of the noise disturbance, you can report it to the FAA: https://www.faa.gov/noise/inquiries/
The Airport Board does not regulate airborne operations. They can distribute guidelines i.e. flight times and recommended routes to arriving and departing pilots, but they do not have the authority to enforce any airborne operation or to enforce any FAA regulations.
The Airport is not designed to accommodate commercial service. Bringing regularly scheduled air carrier service to DIJ is unlikely in at least the next 50 years. Significant changes would have to take place in the traffic demand, economic conditions, and competitive climate for airlines and airports before an air carrier could operate efficiently at DIJ. We do not have the infrastructure and with Jackson Hole roughly 45 minutes to the east and Idaho Regional approximately 1 hour to the west, the City would have a difficult time convincing an air carrier that DIJ could be a stable and successful economic enterprise. The Driggs Reed Memorial Airport and FAA officials have no interest in pursuing this idea.
Teton Aviation is the only FBO currently at the airport. They monitor the radio frequency: 122.7 megahertz and offer services such as: fuel (Jet A & Avgas), hangar and tie-down rentals, ground transportation, scenic flights, and a flight school. For a complete list of services and fees, you can access their website:https://tetonaviation.com/ . Teton Aviation also hosts the Warbird Museum consisting of authentic WW2 and other historic aircraft.
DIJ is designated as a Class 11 airport. The runway is 7300 ft long and 100 ft wide. It is primarily used by a wide range of general aviation aircraft and can also accommodate large corporate jets and regional type commuter jets. Air Idaho, which is a medical transportation service, is also based at DIJ and operates its helicopter at the south end of the runway.
DIJ is operable year-round. Teton Aviation provides snow removal and limited de-icing services. You can radio or call ahead for current weather and runway conditions. (208) 354-3100
An economic impact study by the State of Idaho determined that the Driggs airport contributed $20 million to our economy in 2018. It is safe to assume that that number will increase significantly this year and, in the years to come.
An air ambulance operated by Air Idaho, serves the City and Teton valley.
Each year (except those interrupted by Covid) the airport hosts a Young Eagles event where approximately 200 children from both sides of the Tetons are introduced to the opportunities of flying, potentially sparking a career that they otherwise would not have been exposed to. In addition, the Experimental Aircraft Association offers 2 scholarships to local high school students for training and certification for a private pilots license.
Airport revenues are generated by leasing hangar spaces (approximately 35), Through-The-Fence Agreements (34), fuel sales, and car rentals.
The FAA funds approximately 90% of infrastructure improvements, including the construction and maintenance of the runway and taxiways, snow removal and groundskeeping equipment, and the development of the Master Plan, an in-depth study and planning tool that is updated approximately every 5 to 8 years.
The Idaho Transportation Department funds between 2.5 and 5% of the remaining expenditures.