Fort Collins Downtown Airport

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Fort Collins Downtown Airport
Fort Collins Downtown Airport - USGS 4 October 1999.jpg
USGS aerial image, 1999
Airport type Public
Serves Fort Collins, Colorado
Elevation AMSL 4,939 ft / 1,505 m
Coordinates 40°35′18″N 105°02′30″W / 40.58833°N 105.04167°W / 40.58833; -105.04167
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 5,326 1,623 Asphalt
E/W 3,400 1,036 Turf
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 48/day
Based aircraft 126

Fort Collins Downtown Airport (FAA LID: 3V5) was a public use airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east of the central business district of Fort Collins, a city in Larimer County, Colorado, United States.[1] The airport closed on November 1, 2006.[2]


The airport opened in 1966 and was known as Valley Airport. Sometime before 1976 it was renamed Fort Collins Airpark and the following year it was named Downtown Fort Collins Airport. It was located northwest of the intersection of East Mulberry and South Timberline Roads.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fort Collins Downtown Airport was situated at an elevation of 4,939 feet (1,505 m) above mean sea level. It had one asphalt paved runway designated 11/29 which measured 5,326 by 44 feet (1,623 x 13 m). It also has a turf runway designated E/W which measured 3400 by 50 feet (1,036 x 15 m).[1]

The airport had an average of 48 aircraft operations per day: 100% general aviation and <1% military aviation. There were 126 aircraft based at this airport: 90 single-engine, 20 multi-engine, 15 helicopters, and 1 glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Fort Collins Downtown Airport (3V5)". FAA Master Record. Effective 8 June 2006. Archived from the original on 200606 17 June 2006.  Check date values in: |date=, |archive-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Fort Collins - Downtown Airpark (3V5) - CLOSED 11/01/2006". Colorado Airport Directory. Colorado DOT. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Valley Airport / Fort Collins Airpark / Fort Collins Downtown Airport (3V5)". Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. 11 December 2009. 

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