Priest River Airport

Priest River Airport, aerial view
Priest River Airport, aerial view

Airport information may not be current and should not be used for navigation.

Priest River Airport
102 Airfield Way
Priest River, ID 83856
Phone Number:  208-265-2266

Airport Business Manager
Dave Schuck

Airport Maintenance Manager
Dale Lockwood

Airports Director
James Kaiser


Priest River DBE Annual Goals

Priest River Airport Announces Annual DBE Goal for FFY is 4.0%. The Airport will accept comments on the goal methodology until April 30, 2017. Comments should be sent to .

Priest River Airport Advisory Board

The board members bring years of aviation experience to the table. Their backgrounds include general aviation, airline flying, military experience, accident investigation and local government.

Current Members:

  • George Weaver   –
  • Greg Snow  –
  • Randy Blinn  –
  • Bruce Chassy –

Board members are appointed by the Bonner County Commissioners for a three year term. They report directly to the County Commissioners.  Meetings are held quarterly on the Fourth Thursday of the month – 12:00 p.m. noon at Priest River City Hall
(January, April, July & October)

Master Plan for the Priest River Airport

Bonner County is in the process of updating the Master Plan for the Priest River Airport.  This Master plan will guide airport improvements over the next 20 years.  Planning documents can be accessed by clinking the links below.  Please check back as new documents will be added to the website throughout the life of the project.  For more information please contact:

Chris Pomeroy, Project Manager
T-O Engineers
Phone:  208-323-2288

Links for the Priest River Airport Master Plan

Airport Operations

Lat/Long: N48°11.44′ / W116°54.59′
Elevation: 2187 feet MSL ( Estimated)
Variation: 1985 is 19° East
From city: 01 miles N of Priest River, Id
Zip code: 83856
Airport use: Open to the public
Activation Date : October 1945
Control tower: no
NOTAMs facility: BOI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: Unattended
Wind indicator: Yes, lighted
Segmented circle: No
Lights: SEE RMK
Beacon: None
Sectional Charts Great Fall, Seattle
Airspace Analysis ESTABD PRIOR TO 15 MAY 59

Airport Communications


CTAF/UNICOM: 122.900
AWOS-3 at SZT (15.5 NE): 135.425 208-263-3074
AWOS-3 at COE (25.3 S): 135.075 208-772-8215
ATIS at SFF (34.7 SW):    120.55

Airport Services


Fuel available: none
Transient Storage : tiedowns / chains removed during winter
Airframe repair: none
Engine repair : none
Bottled oxygen: none
Bulk oxygen: none
Courtesy Car: Available

Runway Information


Dimensions: 2950 X 48
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight limits:
Runway edge lights: Non- Standard RY 01 LIRL UNLGTD  First 200 feet
Latitude: N48°11.24′ N48°11.64′
Longitude: W116°54.80′ W116°54.38′
Gradient: 0.1 0.1
Traffic pattern: left left
Markings: Basic in fair condition Basic in fair condition
Obstacles: 80 ft trees 1000 feet from runway 75 ft trees 650 feet from the runway  150 ft left of center

Nearby Navigation Aids

ID Name Frequency Radial Range
COE Coeur d’ Alene 108.8 332 25.30
SKA Fairchild 111.4 024 46.20
GEG Spokane 115.5 016 47.40
MLP Mullan 117.8 296 67.50
SZT Sandpoint 264 047 15.10
DPY Deer Park 365 218 24.70
LEN Post Falls 345 165 27.00
ION Ione 279 308 37.10

 Useful Web links:

Federal Aviation Agency
Priest River Info

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