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The B-17 was built by the Boeing Aircraft Company beginning in 1934. The first flight of the aircraft took place on July 28th, 1935. It became known as the “Flying Fortress” due to it extensive defensive firepower. The B-17 is the most famous bomber of World War II. Today, fewer than 100 B-17 airframes exist and less than 15 of Boeings famous bombers can still take to the sky.
The P-40 is one of the most recognized fighters of World War II. It was the primary aircraft used by the American Volunteer Group the “Flying Tigers”. The Liberty Foundation’s P-40 has been modified to allow individuals the unique opportunity of riding in this classic aircraft. Get a sense of what it was like for the “Flying Tigers”. Twenty minute rides are available for $950. Longer flights are available upon request.
As part of its effort to achieve national Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) goals, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing new flight routes and procedures in the Denver Metro Area. NextGen, the FAA’s plan to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS) through 2025, will use satellite-based navigation to allow aircraft to fly more direct routes and navigate around inclement weather with the intent to increase airspace capacity and reduce delays. Specifically, the FAA proposes to implement new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) flight routes and procedures in the airspace surrounding Denver International Airport and two satellite airports, Centennial Airport and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The FAA is working with airport sponsors, airlines, Federal and state park agencies and other stakeholders on routes and procedures that will improve the safety, efficiency, and capacity of the airspace in the Denver area. The FAA is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess the potential impacts of this action in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Public scoping meetings are being held to initiate the EA process. Although public scoping meetings are not a requirement when conducting an EA (40 CFR 1501.7), the FAA considers an open public process to be an important component of this project. Three public scoping meetings will be held from 5 until 8 PM at the following locations:
• March 9, 2011: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Mt. Evans Conference Room (11755 Airport Way Broomfield, CO)
• March 10, 2011: Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport (15500 E. 40th Avenue, Denver, CO)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR SPECIAL NEEDS CONTACT: Bob Twedt; telephone number (303) 342-1571; fax number (303) 342-1550; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa will be arriving by helicopter to the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport Terminal Building, located at 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO 80021.
~ Tell St. Nick your Wish List
~ Snacks and Hot Beverages will be Provided
~ Enjoy Holiday Movies and Music while you Wait
~ Admittance and Parking are FREE
~ Expect a Line to see Santa
Helicopter provided by Rotors of the Rockies!
For more information call 303-271-4850
TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN METRO AIRPORT
RUNWAY SAFETY ACTION TEAM MEETING
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport Teminal Building
Mt. Evans Room
Friday, November 5, 2010
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Existing/potential runway safety problems and issues will be discussed. Your input as to concerns or solutions is welcomed and encouraged!
The Boulder Airport is hosting a Charity Plane Wash event this Saturday, September 25th from 10 am to 3 pm.
~ 100% of the proceeds will benefit American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which benefits victims of the Boulder Canyon and Loveland wildfires as well as other local disasters!!!!
~ Complete Interior and Exterior Cleaning & Degreasing
~ Suggest Donations start at $150 (50% of typical cost!)
~ Planes Washed by Licensed Pilots and Aviation Professionals
~ Salvation Army will be Collecting Food & Clothing Donations
~ Big Daddy’s BBQ will be selling delicious food (proceeds to be donated).
~ The Denver Nuggets dancers will be signing autographs and taking pictures from Noon to 2 pm.
For more information or the make a reservation please visit www.CharityPlaneWash.org or call 303-452-4491.
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~ Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, throughout the day crack sealing will take place on Taxiway Charlie as well as the west half of Taxiway Delta. The east half of Taxiway Delta will remain available for helicopter operations.
~ Thursday, May 13th, 2010, throughout the day crack sealing will take place on the ramp space located between Taxiway Connectors Bravo 1 and Alpha 8 as well as on the east half of Taxiway Delta. The west half of Taxiway Delta will remain available for helicopter operations.
Please use caution for personnel and equipment operating during these times. This project is weather pending. Please check NOTAM’s for any current information. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Airport Operations at (720) 352-0395.
In 2002, the first major project of the decade was the addition of the Wildlife Fence which completely encloses the airport. This fence is eight feet high and has been very effective in controlling large and small animals from accessing the airfield. Additionally, access control gates were added at various points around the terminal and hangar areas.
The safety area on Runway 11L/29R was completed in 2003. This project consisted of widening the safety area on the south end of the runway, east of Crosswind Runway 2/20, in order to meet the FAA Runway Safety Area standards.
In 2004, the airport installed an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), specifically, an AWOS III P-T. This AWOS has the following capabilities: detect wind speed, gust, direction, variable direction; temperature; dew point; altimeter setting; density altitude altitude; visibility and variable visibility; sky condition; cloud height and type; present weather; and lightning
Also that year, Rocky Mountain Metro began the major undertaking of relocating Taxiway Alpha to accommodate a larger aircraft design group. The taxiway was located 250 feet from Runway 11L/29R centerline. Throughout the past six years and six phases, it was moved 400 feet from the runway centerline. The Taxiway Alpha Relocation project was completed in the summer of 2009.
Relocating Taxiway Alpha triggered other key projects at the airport. The removal of Upper Church Lake is one such project. The lake was just north of the former taxiway and needed to be drained, excavated, and refilled with other material. The elimination of Upper Church Lake not only allowed for the Taxiway Alpha relocation, but also addressed a wildlife hazard at the airport. This lake area attracted large birds and other animals hazardous to aviation and was in very close proximity to the approach end of Runway 29R.
In addition to the removal of Upper Church Lake, the Taxiway Alpha relocation generated another necessary project. A retaining wall on the approach end of Runway 11L along Highway 128, on the northwest side of the airfield, was required for the final construction phase of the Taxiway Alpha relocation. The retaining wall supports the 37,000 square foot run-up area as well as the final 1,000 feet of Taxiway Alpha. The wall was constructed in two tiers, with the lower tier standing 55 feet high and 675 feet long, and the upper wall is 15 feet high and 675 feet long. The Rocky Mountain Metro Airport logo can be viewed on the lower tier of the wall when traveling on Highway 128 or flying in the airport pattern.
Half a century ago the airport opened as Jefferson County Airport, or more commonly known as Jeffco Airport. On October 10, 2006, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners announced that the airport name would be changing to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The airport had outgrown the name Jeffco Airport as the commissioners felt it projected an image of a small, remote, regional airport. The new name increases awareness that the airport is located between Boulder and Denver on U.S. Highway 36; close to the mountains, yet 20 minutes from downtown. The goal was to increase market awareness that Rocky Mountain Metro Airport is a significant contributor to the local economy and has grown exponentially with over 40 businesses on the airport and nearly 400 based aircraft.
Also in 2006, a new general aviation parking apron was completed on the northeast corner of the airfield. This new apron was another needed project as a result of the relocation of Taxiway Alpha. When the taxiway was moved to 400 feet from the Runway 11L/29R centerline, portions of the existing aircraft parking aprons were eliminated. In order to recover the lost aircraft parking sections, the Northeast Aircraft Parking Apron was constructed. Additionally during that time, all other ramps on the airport were rehabilitated.
A centralized fuel location was identified as a need at Rocky Mountain Metro and in 2007, was constructed on the northeast portion of the airport. Since the inception of the fuel farm, it has become airport policy for all new lease holders to store all bulk fuel in this location. This promotes a safer and more environmentally friendly setting at the airport.
In 2004, the FAA established certification requirements for airports serving scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft designed for more than 9 passenger seats but less than 31 passenger seats. This certification is Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 139. Airport Operating Certificates serve to ensure safety in air transportation. To obtain a certificate, an airport must agree to certain operational and safety standards and provide for such items as firefighting and rescue equipment. Rocky Mountain Metro Airport obtained the 14 CFR, Part 139 Certification in 2008 to allow for additional growth opportunities and further demonstrate the airport’s commitment to safety.
The year 2008 also brought considerable change to the northeast portion of the airport. The Northeast Grading Project entailed raising the land next to the northeast apron area to be level with the airfield. Approximately 675,000 cubic yards of soil has been relocated, which will permit aviation development next to the new northeast apron and just east of the existing corporate hangars along Metro Airport Avenue. The soil was borrowed from the site at the corner of Wadsworth Boulevard and Metro Airport Avenue, which created a new elevation level with the intersection allowing for future non-aviation development.
As we look to the next decade, the Airport Master Plan Update is one of this year’s most exciting projects. An airport master plan is essential in the ongoing process of developing the airport. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport has not had a master plan completed since 2000 and utilized 1999 information which does not reflect the changes the airport has undergone in the past few years. A typical master plan outlines 20 years of development, however, the airport has changed a great deal over the past decade and the current master plan no longer provides the necessary vision to continue airport development.
The construction of the new air traffic control tower continues to progress. The tower is expected to be completed in the summer of 2010 and operational in the months following the completion.
This spring there will be a new road at the airport. Rocky Road will be paved and opened to provide access from Metro Airport Avenue to the fuel farm.
The airport is also performing an Environmental Assessment to ascertain what conditions will exist for the Runway 11L Safety Area to be in compliance. Additionally this year, a Wildlife Hazard Assessment will be conducted to satisfy the 14 CFR, Part 139 requirement and further promote a safe atmosphere for aircraft and animals.
Looking farther into the future, the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport is hoping to make projects such as asphalt overlays on all three runways, a new corporate taxiway to accommodate future growth on the northeast portion of the airport, and taxiway improvements a reality as the airport continues to grow and expand through the next decade.
If you have any questions or comments concerning development at the airport, please contact the Airport Development Manager, Georgiann Briggs, at 303-271-4850.
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~On Sunday, October 17th, there will be a 10 min PPR (prior permission request to common traffic advisory frequency 118.6) on Runway 11L/29R from 12:00 am until 4:00 am in order to complete mowing operations.
Please use caution for personnel and equipment operating during these times. The above closures are weather pending and subject to change. As always, check NOTAM’s for any current information. Please contact Jeff Dewey with any questions at 303-271-4865.
This is weather pending and may change at any time. As always, check NOTAM’s for any current information. Please contact Airport Operations with any questions or concerns at 720-352-0395.
As part of the agreement between Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA) and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA), operations during the event are to continue, as much as possible, on a normal basis for base customers, businesses, tenants and transient traffic. It is recognized that although every effort is made to keep the operations “Normal” there will be some major operational exceptions prior to, during and following the event. The goal for CSA is to promote RMMA and its’ stakeholders to the local community by hosting a Regional Fly-In and Air Show. RMMA’s goal, in return, is to accommodate CSA’s mission and allow modified operations for the same purpose. Below is a summary of these operational modifications.
Transient Aircraft Operations will not be affected aside from airspace restriction in place for the air show. Transient Pilots should review all NOTAMS and TFR’s and should receive a thorough preflight or in flight briefing from Flight Service. Priority handling will be provided to inbound Emergency Aircraft and inbound or outbound Medi-vac Flights ONLY!
All based customers operating at RMMA during the period should check the NOTAM’s for the latest updates and should receive a thorough preflight briefing from Flight Service. Operations will be allowed during the time periods between air space closures.
Normal Tenant Operations during the period may be restricted and/or prohibited. This document will detail some of these restrictions however you should work with Airport Operations personnel if there is any doubt to the procedures in place.
Aircraft Ground Operations:
Beginning Thursday August 26, 2010 Runway 2/20 will be closed to landing and departing aircraft. Taxiway’s Bravo and Charlie, connectors B-2, and B-3 and Runway 2/20 North of Alpha Taxiway will become Non-Movement Areas. On Friday August 27, 2010 Taxiway Alpha will become a Non-Movement area. The FAA Ground controller will provide advisories to all inbound and outbound aircraft in their designated areas. The Pilot will be advised to monitor Ramp Tower for Parking or FAA Tower for departure.
The PILOT-IN-COMMAND has full responsibility for the safe operation of his/her aircraft in designated Non-Movement areas. Ground control is still available to help resolve conflicts and provide taxi assistance.
CSA and FAA will staff and operate a “Ramp Tower” at the intersection of Alpha and Runway 2/20 from Friday August 27, 2010 through Sunday August 29, 2010. The ramp tower will be staffed by competent and knowledgeable individuals who volunteer their time to help move fly-in traffic in a safe and efficient manner. The ramp tower is tasked with assisting arriving and departing aircraft to and from the designated event parking areas. Inbound aircraft will be advised to monitor ramp tower for movement in their designated area. Outbound aircraft, including those based in the designated event areas will contact ramp tower for taxi instructions to depart the parking areas north of Alpha. The ramp tower is in direct communications with the FAA control tower and will hand off outbound traffic to the FAA Ground Controller once the aircraft leaves their area.
During the event all arriving and departing VFR aircraft are required to adhere to the published special arrival and departure procedures as outlined in the NOTAM. This NOTAM can be found on the event website at www.cosportaviation.org/pilot.html VFR arrivals are expected to see and avoid all other airborne traffic in the area. IFR arrivals and Departures should utilize normal procedures.
Tenants operating aircraft during the event should be aware of the high number of non-base aircraft that will be operating both on the ground and in the air. Provide every courtesy to these aircraft and when in doubt yield the right of way to them. This is your airport and you are an ambassador. CSA has made every attempt to provide based customers with access to the runway so they can operate during the event. Normal operations will allow outbound traffic flow on Taxiway Bravo and inbound traffic flow on Taxiway Charlie.
RMMA and many based customers have given up space to accommodate this event. Much of this space is frequently used by tenants, pilots and students for their day to day needs. During the event however, much of this area has been restricted. Access is by paid admission only. If you are a tenant with a vendor booth at the event it is imperative that you utilize the designated entry and exit points for Vendors. This point is located on the North end of the Maintenance building and is staffed by CSA volunteers. Tenants have unrestricted access to their place of business or hangar. However, you should be advised that access to those areas may be rerouted or may be restricted and managed by volunteers tasked with keeping the general public out of YOUR areas. Please be courteous and patient with these volunteers. They are only doing their job. Should any conflicts arise please contact airport operations personnel.
Personal Vehicles and Pedestrian Access:
Personal vehicles such as Golf Carts, Motor Scooters, Gators, etc. are not allowed in the event area without the express written consent of both CSA and RMMA. If access is required for your business please contact Airport Operations for information.
Tenant Pedestrian access to the event is prohibited at all areas except at one of the two main gates. These gates are located on either side of Hangar B-4 (Journeys). Pedestrian traffic is specifically prohibited between the East Hangars and the terminal building on the ramp.
Denver Air Center will be operational during this event. Violation of any of these restrictions could result in a loss of your airport access privileges.
CSA volunteers and the Jefferson County Sheriff will be on site to monitor the event perimeter. Please be aware that these volunteers do not know who you are and will advise authorities of your presence.
Hangar events are not restricted or prohibited during the event. The tenant of record will be fully responsible for the behavior and conduct of their guests and will comply with all airport rules governing the use of their hangar.
This event is your opportunity to help support and promote RMMA and the future success and development of the airport. Please do your part to help make the 2010 Fly-In and Air Show a complete success by learning and adhering to the operational changes for the event. If you have any questions please contact Airport Operation for further information or explanation.
Special Frequencies in Use during the Event:
Ramp Tower 120.42
Thurs. August 26, 2010 – Sun. August 29, 2010: Taxiways B, C, B-2 & B-3 Non-Movement
Fri. August 27, 2010 – Sun. August 29, 2010: Taxiway A Non-Movement
Ramp Tower Operations: Friday August 27, 2010 – Sunday August 29, 2010
Special Arrival and Dep. Procedures: Friday August 27, 2010 – Sunday August 29, 2010
Tenant Restrictions in effect: Thursday August 26, 2010 – Sunday August 29, 2010
Friday August 27, 2010: 1230 MDT – 1630 MDT with periodic arrival and departure windows. Check with Ground Control for details.
Saturday August 28, 2010: 1000 MDT – 1200 MDT, 1400 MDT – 1630 MDT, 1730 MDT – 1900 MDT Closed for Fireworks and other Special Events 2010 MDT – 2100 MDT
Sunday August 29, 2010: 1000 MDT – 1200 MDT, 1400 MDT – 1630 MDT,
Airport Operations: 720-352-0395
Event Website: www.cosportaviation.org
CSA Event Operations Director
RMMA Operations Manager
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The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is located near the U.S. 36 and Broomfield Park-n-Ride, connecting to a dozen different routes. Additionally, RMMA is now served directly by RTD Local 228, providing an easy 5-minute connection to the park-n-ride. You can also pre-schedule a trip directly from your office to the park-n-ride using the Interlocken/Westmoor Call-n-Ride.
No matter where you live, there is an RTD Route for you!
U.S. 36 & Broomfield Park-n-Ride is located at Wadsworth Blvd. and Transit Way near the 1st BANK Center in the Arista Development and serves the following routes.
76 (between Lafayette and Littleton via Wadsworth Blvd.)
112 (West 112th Avenue between Broomfield and Westminster)
120 (120th Avenue Crosstown between Broomfield and Brighton)
128 (between Broomfield and Westminster, including Wagon Road Park-n-Ride)
228 (between Broomfield and Louisville, provides direct service to Interlocken Office Park)
AB (SkyRide bus between Boulder Transit Center and points in between Denver International Airport)
BV (between Boulder Transit Center and RTD Market Street Station in Downtown Denver)
DD (between Boulder Transit Center and Colorado Boulevard)
DM (between Boulder Transit Center and University of Colorado Anschutz-Fitzsimons Campus)
L (between Longmont and RTD Market Street Station)
S (between East Boulder and RTD Market Street Station)
T (between RTD Table Mesa Park-n-Ride in Boulder and Denver Tech Center/Greenwood Plaza)
Broomfield Call-n-Ride 303-434-8989
Interlocken/Westmoor Call-n-Ride 303-434-8990
You can plan your door-to-door transit trip using RTD’s Trip Planner service. Visit www.rtd-denver.com; call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000.
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As complaints are received they will be recorded into the noise complaint log, if applicable it will then be forwarded to the most appropriate organizations on the Airport. For example, a training helicopter complaint will be forwarded to the helicopter flight clubs. The Airport will continue to post the noise concerns quarterly on the webpage in a statistical format.
The Airport appreciates all efforts made to help with noise mitigation on and around the surrounding communities. Please contact Chris Nicholas (303) 271-4870 with any questions concerns or comments regarding this program.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd announced today that it has completed the delivery of the 1000th PC-12 at a special ceremony at its wholly owned subsidiary Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd in Broomfield, Colorado.
Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman and CEO of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, marking the significance of the occasion, said “The traditional Pilatus qualities of high performance, rugged durability, versatility, and superior operation economics have been the foundation of every PC-12 we build. Today’s PC-12 NG, represented by the 1000th example here, is generations ahead of the first one Pilatus delivered back in 1994. But it still holds to these same principles that have made the PC-12 program such a great success.”
The milestone aircraft was handed over to its new owner, Mr. David Fountain from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who is now a three-time PC-12 owner. A private investor by trade, he plans to fly his new PC-12 himself as he had with his two previous PC-12s. He purchased all three aircraft from V. Kelner Pilatus Center, the exclusive Pilatus Sales and Service Center for Canada located in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Having a record year in 2009 with 100 PC-12 NG deliveries, Pilatus celebrated the delivery of the 900th PC-12 just last year. Since its introduction in 1994, the PC-12 has steadily grown in sales and success to become one of the top selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world.
The versatile PC-12 performs many roles worldwide, including executive transport, commuter, air ambulance, police and border surveillance, cargo, incident response, military liaison, and regional airliner. The PC-12 fleet has amassed more than 2.6 million flight hours of operating experience, including thousands of hours in some of the harshest environments.
“There is no other aircraft in the world like the PC-12” said Mr. Fountain. “The size, speed, range, and the Swiss quality of the aircraft are exceptional, and it is a joy to fly.”
The snow removal team at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport has received an honorable mention in the category of large general aviation airport for the Balchen/Post award. Six Balchen/Post awards are presented annually to the employees of airports who have demonstrated excellence in the performance of snow and ice control. The award is named for two gentlemen, Col. Bernt Balchen and Wilfred M. “Wiley” Post, who founded the International Aviation Snow Symposium.
Some statistics from the 2009-2010 snow season:
Congratulations to our snow removal team for their outstanding performance and dedication this season. Thanks for all of your hard work!
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