Airport enthusiasts of all ages will be
able to listen to McCall Airport communications.
The City of McCall would like to thank the Idaho Aviation Association for their support and sponsorship of a new aviation themed pocket park. Located off the pathway as it passes the west side of the airport, the new park is intended to allow visitors to observe aircraft and listen in on their communications as they sequence themselves into and out of McCall.
The park will grow in phases with a fence relocation that is under way and the addition of benches for seating. Spring will see a scanner and interpretive signage added to allow visitors to know whether there are inbound traffic and assist in locating them as they enter the traffic pattern. With more than 100 planes in and out per day during McCall summers traffic patterns will surely be fun to monitor.
Our hope is to provide a safe and informative location for aviation enthusiasts to watch the diverse array of aircraft that use our airport. If the park creates additional aviation enthusiasts, that’s even better!
Future phases of the park will depend on additional donations and volunteer labor. Potential enhancements are raised viewing platform, additional viewing locations and aircraft displays. If you are interested, please contact Jay Scherer, Airport Manager at (208) 634-8965.
Special thanks to:
- Andrew George – State President, Idaho Aviation Association
- Joe Grubiak – District 3 President, Idaho Aviation Association
- McCall Chapter, Idaho Aviation Association
- Rob Tucker, President
- Michael and Beverly Anderson
- Amy Hoover
- Gene Nora Jessen
- Mike Weiss
- MYL High Flying Club