FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2020
JH Airport Board Receives Official Permit Request from Wind River Air, LLC.
Scenic Heli Tour Permit Request will be on March Agenda
Jackson, Wyoming – Wind River Air, LLC has officially submitted a permit request to be on the March 18, 2020 agenda for the Jackson Hole Airport Board.
Knowing that this particular item is important to many people, organizations and stakeholders in the community, the JH Airport Board has decided to hold this meeting at the Airport Fire House. This new location will allow the Airport Board to accommodate a larger number of both audience members and public comments.
Information for the meeting is as follows:
JH Airport Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Starting @ 9:00 am
JH Airport Fire House – Follow signage to meeting location
Main, overflow and short-term lots may be used free of charge for this meeting
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a letter last month to the JH Airport Board. This letter was in reply to the letter of concern written by the JH Airport Board to the Denver Flight Standards District Office on December 27th, 2019, stating safety as the main issue with the proposed helicopter tours sought by Wind River Air, LLC.
The (FAA) letter reinstates the fact that Wind River Air, LLC has already obtained approval from their agency and could begin operating anytime. The FAA further stated they “consider this matter closed.”
The FAA will continue their ongoing surveillance to hold operators accountable for compliance in safety and operation standards.
“JH Airport Board members are passionate about this community and share many of the same thoughts and values when it comes to the proposed helicopter tours. We have received clear communication from the FAA that legally, we have to permit this type of aviation activity in order to comply with Federal Regulations,” stated Jackson Hole Airport Board President, Jerry Blann.