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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Jefferson County
Serves Denver, Colorado
Elevation AMSL 5,673 ft / 1,729 m
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 (2013)
Aircraft operations 118,803
Based aircraft 360
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (ICAO: 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 1
  • Airlines and destinations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Facilities and aircraft

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: 11L/29R is 9,000 by 100 feet (2,743 x 30 m); 11R/29L is 7,002 by 75 feet (2,134 x 23 m); 2/20 is 3,600 by 75 feet (1,097 x 23 m).[1]

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

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[4]

See also


  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)". National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Denver Air Connection - Destinations, Retrieved 2013-11-18

External links

  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (official site)
  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) at Colorado DOT airport directory
  • USDA Forest Service Jefferson County Tanker Base
  • Ten-Hi Flyers flying club
  • Rocky Mountain Airshow
  • Classic Airport Tower A Memory
  • Runway Grill
  • Blue Sky Bistro
  • Hilltop Inn/Wildflowers Restaurant
  • FAA Airport Diagram (PDF), effective January 8, 2015
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for BJC, effective January 8, 2015
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for BJC
    • AirNav airport information for KBJC
    • ASN accident history for BJC
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS latest weather observations
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures
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