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Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI)

Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field is a medium-sized multi-use airport located southeast of Boise, Idaho. It is a joint-use airport serving air carrier, cargo, military as well as general and business aviation. Boise is also home to the National Interagency Fire Center which is responsible for the coordination of wildland firefighting resources throughout the United States. View a printable document of the BOI information found on this Web page.


Know Before You Go

  • Parallel RWYs 10R/28L and 10L/28R with staggered thresholds.
  • Wrong Runway events occur when pilots land on the RWY they see first.
  • Military Assault Strip (paved) – A Hazard near BOI Airport – Located 1 mile south/southeast and oriented like the BOI RWYs. Caution - Wrong Airport Landing hazard.
  • Hot Spot 1 – TWYs J and W – Aircraft on TWY A have missed the turn onto TWY W and continued on TWY J, crossing the RWY 10L Approach Hold Line.
  • Approach Hold lines exist at approach end of RWY 10L. – Beware and study Airfield Diagram
  • Taxi-Lane K is a non-movement area.  Pilots mistake Taxi-Lane K for TWY F.

Below find various BOI-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

BOI Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 208-364-5801
Open 0800 to 0400 Local – Monday through Friday

General Links

Here are some links to current FAA information.

Some Advisory Circulars for Reference 

Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2023