According to the 2020 Idaho Airport System Plan Update, general aviation airports in Idaho contribute over $988 million to the state’s total economic output.
The Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics, reports that Idaho has 68 general aviation airports. According to FAA data, these airports serve 6,831 pilots and 3,699 registered aircraft.
According to the 2020 Idaho Airport System Plan Update, general aviation supports over 4,600 jobs in Idaho, resulting in over $229 million in labor income.
According to the same study, general aviation in Idaho contributes over $988 million to the state’s total economic output.
FAA data shows that Idaho is home to 34 repair stations, 2 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,165 student pilots and 1,222 flight instructors.
In addition, there are 49 fixed-base operators registered in Idaho and listed in the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 80 heliports in the state.