News and Information

Announcing Air Service to Chicago Rockford International

The Fort Collins-Loveland Airport is excited to announce the return of scheduled air service to Northern Colorado. Elite Airways will operate three flights weekly to the Chicago Rockford International Airport commencing August 27th. Elite Airways has a fleet of regional jets and is expected to use CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 type aircraft that will accommodate up to 70 passengers for the three weekly flights. Flights are scheduled Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays each week. Elite Airways, with offices in Portland, ME and Melbourne, FL, has operated as a charter company since 2006 serving private companies, university sports teams, and vacation package travel.

Low flying aircraft and airport noise

Have a noise complaint and think a plane or helicopter is flying too low?

Well we are here to help when operators are not following regulations. Get a picture or better yet the N number. What's an N number? The N number is the identifying number near the tail on planes and anywhere on the body of a helicopter. This will allow us to get the necessary information to the FAA to deal with the offender.

Please be aware that air traffic is managed by the FAA and not the Airport. The FAA regulation states aircraft are not allowed to fly within 1000 feet of a structure or person in a densely populated area. In low population areas the minimum requirement is 500 ft. The FAA has endorsed a site where you can read more about airport noise here

Our airport has a high percentage of small aircraft; however, at times we do have larger corporate and commercial jets come in, whose size makes it harder to gauge their true distance. Similar to how larger vehicles appear to be traveling at a slower rate of speed when they are actually traveling at the same speed as a smaller vehicle. Also keep in mind we are one of many airports in the Front Range area including Erie, Boulder, Longmont, Greeley, Cheyenne, a number of private air strips, as well as hospitals with helipads, so an airplane or helicopter causing issues may not be operating out of this airport.

Posted on 2015-11-04 10:30:00 by Shawn Battmer