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See New Aviation License Plate at Airport on Sunday, October 22, 2017

Chris Swathwood, the Vice Chairman of the Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA), will be at Vance Brand Municipal Airport on Sunday, October 22, 10 am to noon, to promote the new Colorado aviation license plate. The new plate is designed to generate support for the aviation industry. Swathmore will talk about the new plate, how to get it, why it’s important to support aviation and will answer any questions. Learn more at 


Governor John Hickenlooper's Proclamation declaring June 2016 as

General Aviation Appreciation Month

 Information quoted from the Colorado Division of Aeronautics “Mountain Wave”:

The Colorado Division of Aeronautics is happy to announce the release of Governor John Hickenlooper's Proclamation declaring June 2016 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

For the sixth consecutive year, Governor Hickenlooper has issued the proclamation honoring aviation as a vital pillar of the state’s economy, supporting 265,700 jobs with a combined annual payroll of $12.6 billion.

“The Division of Aeronautics is excited to celebrate June 2016 as General Aviation Appreciation Month with all of those who are passionate and dedicated to maintaining and improving this essential mode of transportation in Colorado,” said David Ulane, Aeronautics Division Director.

Business and general aviation rely on 74 public-use airports and 447 heliports in Colorado, which together contribute $2.4 billion to Colorado’s economy through numerous revenue sources including corporate and charter flights, private and business aircraft operations, aircraft maintenance and repair, flight instruction, and fuel sales.



Longmont Hosted Presentation on Airport Noise Complaints

View the presentation from June 3, 2015 (PDF)


The City of Longmont hosted a public presentation on the legal limitations of regulating noise at Vance Brand Municipal Airport on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. 

The presentation was made by John Putnam from the law firm of Kaplan, Kirsch and Rockwell, a national law firm with a practice focused on solving problems that involve environmental, land use, public lands, energy, and transportation law. Putnam is the City’s special counsel contracted to provide legal advice and analysis on airport issues.

The Vance Brand Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Longmont, Colorado. Longmont is a home rule city that is run by a Council-Manager form of government. A seven member airport advisory board is appointed by City Council to provide them with recommendations on long-term planning, land-use, and necessary improvements to the airport. Located at 229 Airport Road, just west of the city, the airport is accessible from Colorado Highway 119 and Airport Road. Airport services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The airport has a 4,800 foot concrete runway and parallel taxiway.






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