Idaho has a many wilderness airstrips in addition to larger airports. Use this page to find web sites, maps, books, and documentaries to learn about Idaho’s airstrips and airports, and the pilots who have used them.
- Abandoned and Little Known Airfields. Website by Paul Freeman.
- Division of Aeronautics, Idaho Transportation Department
- Check [stacks] for older Division of Aeronautics documents, or read about the collection in the Digital Library of Idaho (DLoI).
- Idaho Aviation Heritage
- Idaho Aviation Association
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Data and Information Portal
- U.S. Board on Geographic Names’ Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
- Marcellus, W.H.; W.E. McDonald. Airport Map of Idaho: Showing Airports and Landing Fields. Boise, Idaho: Department of Public Works, Aeronautics Division. January 1939.
- Idaho Aeronautical Chart. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Tenth Edition. Boise, Idaho. The Department of Aeronautics. 1966.
- Idaho Aeronautical Chart. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Eleventh Edition. Boise, Idaho. The Department of Aeronautics. 1968.
- Idaho Aeronautical Chart. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Twelfth Edition. Boise, Idaho: The Department of Aeronautics. 1971.
- Idaho Aeronautical Chart. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Boise, Idaho: The Department of Aeronautics. Capitol Heights, Maryland: Williams & Heintz Map Corporation. 1988.
- Idaho Aeronautical Chart. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Boise, Idaho: The Department of Aeronautics. Capitol Heights, Maryland: Williams & Heintz Map Corporation. 1998.
- Idaho Aeronautical Chart. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Boise, Idaho: The Department of Aeronautics. Capitol Heights, Maryland: Williams & Heintz Map Corporation. 1999.
- Idaho Airport Facilities Directory. Boise, Idaho: Division of Aeronautics. May 29, 2019. (PDF) itd.idaho.gov/aero.
- World Aeronautical Chart CF-16. Map Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Survey. 1976.
- Barr, Robert E. For the Love of Flight. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., 2014.
- Brink, Randall. Lost Star. The Search For Amelia Earhart. New York, N.Y.: Norton, 1995.
- Cleveland, Carl M.; foreword by Lowell Thomas. “Upside-Down” Pangborn: King of the Barnstormers…first to fly the Pacific non-stop! Glendale, California: Aviation Book Company. 1978.
- Dase, Amy E. Peace is our profession: the Mountain Home Air Force Base oral history project. Austin, Texas: Prewitt and Associates, Inc. Cultural Resources Services, 2012. Reports of Investigations No. 167, Cultural Resouces Program, 366th Fighter Wing, Civil Engineer Squadron/Environmental Flight, Mountain Home Air Force Base, U.S. Department of the Air Force.
- Dougal, Harold. Adventures of an Idaho mountain pilot. Expanded, revised edition. North Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
- Economic Impact of Airports in Idaho. Boise, Idaho: Transportation Department, Idaho Division of Aeronautics. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Airport Technology and Planning Group, Inc. Date unknown. Digitized November 29, 2007. https://idahodocs.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16293coll3/id/3809. Accessed December 22, 2020.
- Emerson, Tom. Seaplanes from Coeur d’ Alene. Tom Emerson, 1973.
- Gates, George D, editor. From Jennies to Jets: History of Aviation in the Pocatello Area. Pocatello, Idaho: Idaho State University Press. 1991.
- Hanselman, Galen L. Fly Idaho!: a guide to adventure in the Idaho backcountry. Hailey, Idaho: Q.E.I. Pub., 1994. – Galen Hanselman is the creator of the Relative Hazard Index (RHI) which rates airstrip hazards.
- Hart, Arthur A. Wings Over Idaho: An Aviation History. Boise, Idaho: Historic Boise, Inc. 1991.
- Holm, Richard H. Jr. Bound for the backcountry: a history of Idaho’s remote airstrips. McCall, Idaho: Cold Mountain Press, 2012.
- Holm, Richard H. Jr. Bound for the backcountry II: a history of airstrips in the Wallowas, Hells Canyon, and the lower Salmon River. McCall, Idaho: Cold Mountain Press, 2015.
- Holm, Richard H. Central Idaho Pilots: A Roster of Forest Service and Contracted Pilots 1928-1970. Heritage Program, Payette National Forest, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Intermountain Region, December 2004.
- Hoye, James, LL.M. A few pages in appreciation of and in memory of William Edward, a son of Stephen Chase and Mary Ellen Sanborn. Winters, California: James Hoye, 1927.
- Idaho airport system plan. Boise, Idaho: Idaho Department of Aeronautics. 1974. Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
- Larkin, Jim; Bud Filler; and others; Peter Preston, editor. Aviation History of the Central Idaho Wilderness: Ski-equipped travelair, early wilderness aircraft. Heritage Program, Payette National Forest, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, May 2003.
- Mailes, Yancy D. Mountain Home Air Force Base. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Pub. 2007.
- Paul, John R.; Sue Paul. Warhawk Air Museum. Nampa, Idaho: Warhawk Air Museum, 2004.
- Reed, Jim H. The Bob Whipkey Story.
- Smith, Steve. Fly the Biggest Piece Back. Special Limited Edition. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1979.
- White, Dale [Marian Templeton Place]; Larry Florek. Tall Timber Pilots. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press. 1953.
- Worthy, Crista Videriksen. “Idaho and the Airplane.” (Adventures in Aviation). Idaho Magazine. January 1, 2022.
- Crista Worthy, Crista. “Galen Hanselman Lived Idaho Backcountry Aviation.” Flying. May 15, 2020.
- Air Magic Valley 2008: over three days of aviation and a century of flight history. DVD. Deluxe edition. Boise, Idaho: Charlie Horse Pictures, 2008.
- Osborn, Victoria; Bruce Reichert; Pat Metzler. Outdoor Idaho: Backcountry pilots. TV show. Boise, Idaho: Idaho Public Television, 1995. https://video.pbs12.org/video/outdoor-idaho-backcountry-pilots/. Accessed December 21, 2020.
- Idaho experience: pioneers of the air. Idaho and the birth of commercial aviation. TV show. Boise, Idaho: Idaho Public Television, 2018. https://idahoptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/pioneers-of-the-air-history-of-airmail-video/idaho-experience/. Accessed December 21, 2020.
- Pioneers of the Air: History of Airmail. https://idahoptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/pioneers-of-the-air-history-of-airmail-video/idaho-experience/. Accessed December 12, 2020.
- Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center, Pappy Boyington Field, Kootenai County
- Legacy Flight Museum, Rexburg
- Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa
This page updated by rjoiner on March 17, 2022.