Steamboat Springs Airport
|Steamboat Springs Airport
Bob Adams Field
|IATA: SBS – ICAO: KSBS – FAA LID: SBS|
|Owner||City of Steamboat Springs|
|Serves||Steamboat Springs, Colorado|
|Elevation AMSL||6,882 ft / 2,098 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Steamboat Springs Airport (IATA: SBS, ICAO: KSBS, FAA LID: SBS) (Bob Adams Field) is a city owned public airport three miles northwest of Steamboat Springs, in Routt County, Colorado, United States. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
Larger aircraft land at the Yampa Valley Airport 25 miles (40 km) west of Steamboat Springs near Hayden, CO. This airfield can handle jetliners such as the Boeing 737 and 757 as well as the Airbus A319 and A320, and has mainline jet flights during ski season as well as year-round regional jet and turboprop flights on United Express to Denver.
Steamboat Springs Airport had scheduled passenger flights to Denver on Rocky Mountain Airways 50-passenger de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash 7 four engine turboprops. The Dash 7 featured the short takeoff and landing (STOL) performance required at Steamboat Springs due to its relatively short runway length and high elevation.
Facilities and aircraft
Steamboat Springs/Bob Adams Field covers 436 acres (176 ha) at an elevation of 6,882 feet (2,098 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt runway, 14/32, measuring 4,452 by 100 feet (1,357 x 30 m).
In 2008 the airport had 11,522 aircraft operations, an average of 31 per day: 95% general aviation and 5% air taxi. At that time there were 82 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 2% jet, 6% helicopter, and 1% glider.
The Civil Air Patrol has an office and aircraft at the airport for serving northwest Colorado. The Steamboat Springs Police Department provide security for the airport, while the Steamboat Springs Fire Department provides firefighting and emergency medical services. There are no Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) trucks at the airport. Snow removal equipment is operated by the airport operations department.
There is no air traffic control tower at the airport. All aircraft communicate on a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). The airport warns pilots about the wildlife that constantly wanders on and around airport property. Snow removal operations happen between 6:00am and 6:00pm during the winter season. The airport is closed when there is snow removal equipment on the runway.
- FAA Airport Master Record for SBS ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- Steamboat Springs Airport at Colorado DOT website
- Aerial image as of September 1999 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SBS, effective March 6, 2014
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