Fly Quiet Program

The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is located amongst thriving business parks and residential areas. To balance the needs of our community, our noise abatement program is designed to minimize noise from aircraft operations and reduce any negative effects on the surrounding areas.

As part of the program, airport staff visit flight schools and other tenants, sharing maps and information about why aircraft noise is a critical issue that everyone must help to mitigate. We also advise surrounding cities and developers about how the airport will affect their developments.

Friendly Flying

  • Please avoid flying over noise-sensitive areas when practical.
  • Engine maintenance run-ups are not allowed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except in an emergency.
  • Please fly high and tight patterns, not low approaches. Follow the PAPI
  • Maintain pattern altitude of 6,500 feet for singles and 7,000 feet for twins, jets, and helicopters.
  • No intersection takeoffs.
  • Runway 30R is designated the “calm wind runway” under the recommended noise abatement procedures

Safety Always Comes First!

These procedures are recommended but do not supersede compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Air Traffic Control clearances, and operating parameters of the Aircraft Operations Manual.