Buhl Airport Open House and Chili Cook-Off, What a Way to End the Summer

Buhl Airport Board Open House 9-16-2017

We can sum up the day in three words:

So. Much. Fun!

Home-made chili, hot dogs, muffins, cake, coffee and water. Experimental planes, kit planes, Cessna, Piper, Bonanza. Antique trucks, jeep, cars.  People, pets, and kids. And balloons!

There will be fewer pilots in the sky once winter arrives in South Central Idaho, so we made the most of our spectacular fall weather and shared the day with local enthusiasts, staff, friends, family, board members and pilots.

Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News? 9-06-2017

Of course you want the good news, but the bad news is shorter, so let's get that over with first.


Buhl Airport Open House and Chili Cook-Off

Buhl Airport Open House and Chili Cook-Off 

Saturday, September 16th, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

First Prize is a flight over Shoshone Falls. There is no entrance fee.

Robinette Takes Over Shop at Buhl Municipal Airport (in 2007!)

Published August 20, 2008 in the Buhl Herald

Robinette takes over shop at Buhl Municipal Airport

Buhl—It’s a profession chosen based on an early fascination with airplanes.

Rick Robinette, originally from Wendell, was raised on a farm near Gooding.

What About the Mechanics!

Keep your mechanic happy

Airplane mechanics make flying things go and keep people safe. Our lives are in their hands every minute we’re in the air, so it never hurts to keep them happy.  Am I right?

What makes a mechanic happy other than cookies, barbecues, and the occasional after-work beverage? Here’s a short list of suggestions to consider when you’re ready to take your craft in for its annual or an inspection.

Your Aircraft’s Unique Characteristics

Rick Baptista, Student Pilot, Drone Pilot, Mars Pioneer

Ricky Baptista

This blogpost falls into the category "Local Boy Makes Good," and by local, we mean Buhl, Idaho.

Richard Baptista, more fondly known here at Foothills Aviation as Ricky or little Ricky even if he is old enough to drive and go away to college, is working as part of an undergraduate research team on two NASA projects. In other words, he abandoned us for a more exciting life, and we couldn’t be more proud of him.

What's New at Foothills Aviation?

New Roomy Hangar


Our new hangar is mostly finished and waiting for a little paint before we move our offices. Ah, the space!  Six planes and room to spare, so far. Next on the to-build list, the offices, the records vault, and storage rooms. Then, we'll be ready to paint and move in, by November we hope. We'll let you know when we schedule the Hangar-Warming. Email us and let us know what best fits your schedule:


A New Addition to the Family

A New Addition to the Family


To the Foothills Aviation LLC rental and flight school airplanes that is!

Meet Lady Luck Ivy

Spring Time Update


I hope everyone is doing well and trying to enjoy the nice spring weather when we have it! It certainly has been busy here.


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