Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
RMMA Tower.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Jefferson County
Serves Denver, Colorado
Elevation AMSL 5,673 ft / 1,729 m
Coordinates 39°54′32″N 105°07′02″W / 39.90889°N 105.11722°W / 39.90889; -105.11722Coordinates: 39°54′32″N 105°07′02″W / 39.90889°N 105.11722°W / 39.90889; -105.11722
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
BJC is located in Colorado
Location of airport in Colorado
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12L/30R 9,000 2,743 Asphalt
12R/30L 7,002 2,134 Asphalt
3/21 3,600 1,097 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Aircraft operations 120,228
Based aircraft 360

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (IATA: BJCICAO: KBJCFAA LID: BJC) is a public-use airport located near Broomfield, Colorado, United States. The airport is owned and operated by Jefferson County and is situated midway between Denver and Boulder on U.S. Highway 36. It is located sixteen miles northwest of the central business district of Denver,[1] and is the closest airport to downtown Denver.[2] The airport covers 1,700 acres (688 ha) and has three runways.[1] Formerly known as Jefferson County Airport or Jeffco Airport, the airport was renamed Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on October 10, 2006 [2] although it is sometimes referred to as Rocky Mountain Regional Airport, e.g. 2007-2012 county planning documents.

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport.[3] It is home to a large general aviation population including a fair amount of corporate traffic and several flight schools. The airport's proximity to the nearby Interlocken business district contributes to its business traveler clientele. It has a control tower on 118.6 (Local) and 121.7 (Ground) that is open from 0600 to 2200 local time. ATIS/AWOS broadcasts on 126.25. There are three runways - 12/30 Left and Right and 3/21. The runway numbers were changed in November 2014 to reflect a change in magnetic variation. Two fixed base operators (FBOs) offer fuel and other services. Two restaurants, Runway Grill and Blue Sky Bistro, are on the field, along with a pilot's lounge in the Denver Air FBO and a passenger terminal lobby. The Hilltop Inn, a bed & breakfast, and its companion restaurant, Wildflowers ("Authentic U.K. Fare"), is located on the property.

On February 7, 2012 the Federal Aviation Administration dedicated a new $23.7 million, state-of-the-art airport traffic control tower, located south of the airport runways. The new facility includes a 124-foot-tall control tower topped by a 525-square-foot tower cab with four air traffic controller positions and one supervisor position. A 6,000 square-foot, single-story base building houses administrative offices, training rooms, and equipment rooms.

The USDA Forest Service maintains its Jefferson County Tanker Base at the airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

F-16 taxiing at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport covers an area of 1,700 acres (688 ha) at an elevation of 5,673 feet (1,729 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 12L/30R is 9,000 by 100 feet (2,743 x 30 m); 12R/30L is 7,002 by 75 feet (2,134 x 23 m); 3/21 is 3,600 by 75 feet (1,097 x 23 m).[1]

The airport's three runways, previously 11L/29R, 11R/29L, and 2/20, were renumbered in November 2014 in order to align them with magnetic directions. At the same time, the primary runway (12L/30R) underwent an $8.83 million renovation.[4]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2013, the airport had 118,803 aircraft operations, an average of 325 per day: 95% general aviation, 4% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 360 aircraft based at this airport: 70% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 9% jet, and 4% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The airport was formerly a hub for Pet Airways before ceasing all flights in early 2013.

Airlines Destinations
Denver Air Connection operated by Key Lime Air Grand Junction[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for BJC (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Jeffco Commissioners to Rename Jeffco Airport as Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport". 2006-10-10. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Runway to shut down at Rocky Mountain Metro". General Aviation News. April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Denver Air Connection - Destinations, Retrieved 2013-11-18

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