The fifth-busiest FAA tower in Colorado, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is adjacent to Broomfield. The tower is staffed sixteen-hours every day, and averages 333 operations per day. The airport first opened in 1960. It has grown consistently with new development … Continue reading

The Third Head of the NextGen Hydra: How FAA is Jamming Arrivals Closer Together

Three months ago, the ‘Dissecting NextGen’ presentation was made in Des Moines, to help people better understand the impacts of NextGen around Sea-Tac International Airport [KSEA]. Included within that presentation was discussion of ‘Hub Concentration’ and ‘Route Concentration’, as two … Continue reading


KBDU Boulder Municipal Airport (136 acres) Boulder, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KEIK] 8 E ; [KLMO] 8 N ; [KBJC] 9 SE ; [KFNL] 27 N ;(ave. distance: 13 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 152 (94 single-props, 12 multi-props, 45 … Continue reading


KEIK Erie Municipal Airport (115 acres) Erie, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KBJC] 7 SW ; [KLMO] 11 NW ; [KDEN] 19 SE ; [KBKF] 23 SE ;(ave. distance: 15 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 188 (165 single-props, 9 multi-props, 6 … Continue reading


KFNL Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (1,065 acres) Fort Collins/Loveland, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KGXY] 17 E ; [KLMO] 19 S ; [KEIK] 27 S ; [KBJC] 33 S ;(ave. distance: 24 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 247 (210 single-props, 6 … Continue reading


KAPA Centennial Airport (1,400 acres) Denver, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KBKF] 9 NE ; [KDEN] 19 NE ; [KFTG] 19 NE ; [KBJC] 24 NW ;(ave. distance: 18 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 849 (575 single-props, 133 multi-props) (121 jets, … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2014Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2014, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. aviation accidents, as well as some non-fatal accidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, and a brief synopsis. Click … Continue reading