Boulder Municipal Airport
|Boulder Municipal Airport|
|IATA: WBU – ICAO: KBDU – FAA LID: BDU|
|Owner||City of Boulder|
|Elevation AMSL||5,288 ft / 1,612 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Boulder Municipal Airport (IATA: WBU, ICAO: KBDU, FAA LID: BDU) is a public airport located 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the central business district of Boulder, a city in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. It is owned by the City of Boulder and used almost exclusively for general aviation. Its location in the foothills of the Rockies east of the continental divide, gives excellent conditions for soaring and there is extensive gliding activity. It is the base of the Soaring Society of Boulder.
Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Boulder Municipal is BDU (formerly 1V5) to the FAA and WBU to the IATA (which assigned BDU to Bardufoss Airport in Bardufoss, Norway).
- Runway 8/26: 4,100 x 75 ft (1,250 x 23 m) asphalt
- Runway 8G/26G: 4,100 x 25 ft (1,250 x 8 m) asphalt/turf
In 2005 the airport had 59,379 aircraft operations, average 162 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi and <1% military. 220 aircraft are based at this airport: 64% single engine, 23% glider, 11% multi-engine, 1% helicopters, <1% jet aircraft and <1% ultralight.
There is no terminal, just hangars for various aviation companies and maintenance buildings.
- Boulder Municipal Airport at City of Boulder website
- Boulder Municipal Airport (BDU) at Colorado DOT airport directory
- Soaring Society of Boulder at Soaring Society of Boulder website
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