Front Range Airport Interior. Photo Credit: J. Pock
The twenty-fifth anniversary of Front Range Airport in Watkins, Colo., was a chance to celebrate the state aviation community’s successes and plan for the future.
AOPA attended the airport’s anniversary celebration Aug. 19 and took the opportunity to meet with state aviation officials and members of the Colorado aviation community about efforts to protect Colorado airports and the state’s aviation system.
“Local elected officials and prominent members of the Colorado aviation community showed their support for general aviation at the event,” said AOPA Director of Advocacy Joey Colleran. “Events like this help showcase the value of aviation and its positive impact on communities.”
Colleran and AOPA Regional Rep. Bill Hamilton hosted a table at the event. While there, Colleran discussed with Bob Kinney, the president of Colorado Pilots Association, his efforts to have an AOPA Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteer working to protect every Colorado airport. She also used the trip to Colorado to meet with Colorado Department of Transportation Aeronautics Director Travis Vallin, and Centennial Airport Executive Director Robert Olislagers.
Also during the visit, Colleran hosted a breakfast for area ASN volunteers and had the opportunity to visit Vance Brand and Boulder Municipal airports. The volunteers discussed efforts to engage the local community and educate people about the value of their local GA airport.