Airport Master and Contingency Plans
Magic Valley Regional Airport Tarmac Delay Plan
Emergency Contingency Plan
Magic Valley Regional Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Bill Carberry. Magic Valley Regional Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because (1) it is a commercial airport or (2) this airport may be used by an air carrier described in USC 42301(a)(1) for diversions.
This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, Magic Valley Regional Airport will:
Magic Valley Regional Airport has facility constraints that limit our ability to accommodate diverted flights or maintain the airport’s safe operation and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact the airport at (208) 733-5215 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Specific facility constraints include the following: limited ramp space along with limited space for aircraft parking at the terminal, one FBO capable of providing fuel that requires a call out between 0300-1330Z, limited airstair availability, our sterile area is limited to approximately 225 people, and we have very limited ability to temporarily accommodate international passenger processing facilities. During diversion events Magic Valley Regional Airport issues NOTAMs regarding its ability to accommodate diverted flights to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport and its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of the public during irregular operations events.
Public Input plays important role in Magic Valley Regional Airport Master Plan Update
The Magic Valley Regional Airport plays a critical role in the local economy through commercial air operations and as a provider of multiple aviation services, including fire-fighting, cargo shipment, corporate travel and agriculture.
The airport, operated by the City of Twin Falls, through a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is conducting a Master Plan Update that will help identify needs and growth potential, which will in-turn position the airport to receive funding for improvements and enhancements.
“Community input about the airport’s strengths and opportunities for growth is critical in helping to ensure proposed changes reflect the needs and interests of those that are intended to benefit,” said Bill Carberry, Airport Manager. “Our team will organize multiple opportunities over the next several months for the public to safely participate in the planning process.”
Throughout the month of December, informational stations will be posted throughout the airport terminal. Members of the public interested in viewing this information are asked to wear masks and maintain six-foot distancing.
Ricondo, J-U-B Engineers and the public involvement division of J-U-B, The Langdon Group (TLG), are managing this process. The public is encouraged to contact Bryant Kuechle with TLG (208-739-3048, email@example.com) with questions, comments and to request to receive future updates.
Name of Airport: Magic Valley Regional Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Bill Carberry
Preparer contact number: (208) 733-5215
Preparer contact email:
Date of submission of plan: May 12, 2017
Airport Category: Large Hub * Medium Hub * Small Hub * Non Hub
In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Airport Duty Manager at (208) 733-5215 or Airport Operations at (208) 308-7315 for assistance.
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
Magic Valley Regional Airport does not operate any of the equipment needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft and is, therefore, unable on its own to provide for the deplanement of passengers. Additionally airport personnel are not trained to assist in the deplanement of passengers using equipment owned or operated by air carriers or contract service providers. However, Magic Valley Regional Airport does own a boarding ramp capable of serving the following aircraft: MD80, 737, A319, A320, and 757. We will provide this ramp to the fixed based operator or airline if needed. We will provide a list of airlines, ground handlers, fixed base operators and others who may have the necessary equipment and personnel to safely deplane passengers to airlines as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.
Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency
The gates at Magic Valley Regional Airport are under common use gate leases, or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. We have a total of three gates available within a sterile area that can accommodate approximately 225 people. We direct our common use air carrier users to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane/enplane at a gate to the maximum extent practicable. Magic Valley Regional Airport would direct airlines to our Airport/Facility Directory for guidance on aircraft size limitations.
Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States Customs and Border Protection
Magic Valley Regional Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We have coordinated with regional CBP and law enforcement officials to identify suitable areas and procedures for establishing a temporary sterile area into which international passengers on diverted aircraft who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. Our procedure that will allow international passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection to be deplaned into these sterile areas to the extent practicable is the following:
- Airport Operations will contact regional CBP in Boise, ID at (208) 334-9062, or (208) 573-4637.
- Airport Operations will contact Twin Falls Police Department.
- International passengers will be deplaned into our Passenger Hold Room, where they can remain sterile and cannot co-mingle with non-sterile passengers.
- Airport Operations will continue to coordinate with Airline, CBP, and TFPD until the situation is resolved.
Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan
Magic Valley Regional Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through the following means:
- Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website.
Magic Valley Regional Airport Master Plan
The Joslin Field, Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) master plan is a comprehensive study of the airport that documents the short-, medium-, and long-term development plans needed to meet future aviation demand.
The overall goal of a master plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.
Below is the 2013 Magic Valley Regional Airport Master Plan, which is organized by chapter. Please take the time to review the plan and provide feedback to airport staff.
- Master Plan (PDF) Cover and Table of Contents
- ALP Set FAA Approval (PDF)
- MPU Appendix A (PDF)
- MPU Appendix B (PDF)
- MPU Appendix C (PDF)
- MPU Appendix D (PDF)
- MPU Appendix E (PDF)
- MPU Section 1 (PDF)
- MPU Section 2 (PDF)
- MPU Section 3 (PDF)
- MPU Section 4 (PDF)
- MPU Section 5 (PDF)
- MPU Section 6 (PDF)
- MPU Section 7 (PDF)
- MPU Section 8 (PDF)
- MPU Section 9 (PDF)
Review or download a copy of the Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) Proposed PFC Application No. 5. (PDF)