Operations Summary for use during the 2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In and Colorado Sport International Air Show
Valid August 26-30, 2010
This advisory neither replaces nor supersedes the Airport Operations Plan, FAA operations guidance including the FAR’s, AIM, NOTAMS, or Advisory Circulars, etc.
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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