Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

R ocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is a public-use airport located in Broomfield, Colorado. The Airport, which opened in 1960, is owned and operated by Jefferson County, and is situated midway between Denver and Boulder on U.S.Highway 36. Formerly known as Jefferson CountyAirport or Jeffco Airport, the Airport was renamed RockyMountain Metropol- itan Airport on October 10, 2006. “It was initially built to support local, GA aircraft and pilots, and a flight school,” says Airport Di- rector, Paul Anslow, who came onboard last De- ROCKY MOUNTAIN METROPOLITAN AIRPORT SMALL BUT GROWING cember. “The vision, at the time, was to grow the Airport in four phases as operations increased. The first phase was the initial runway; then there was a parallel runway; a crosswind runway; and then, as corporate and jet aircraft got faster, the fourth phase was to extend the original runway out to 9,000 feet. So, they had a very good, long- term vision.” RMMA is the fourth busiest airport in Colorado. Last year, the Airport had 170,553 aircraft opera- tions, an average of 467 per day. “We have, mostly, general aviation,”Anslow reports. “We have about 40 percent GA; 45 percent corporate; and the other 15 percent is basically transient aircraft.We