Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is located at 11755 Airport Way in the City and County of Broomfield. RMMA is owned and operated by Jefferson County and situated midway between Denver and Boulder along US 36. To learn more about RMMA, please visit their website at https://www.jeffco.us/755/Airport.
If you have been affected by noise from RMMA, please call the noise complaint line at 303-271-4874 or complete an online complaint form at https://www.jeffco.us/1697/Noise-Complaint-Online-Form. When calling to file a complaint, it is helpful to have the following information:
- Visual details (type of aircraft, tail number, multiple sightings)
- Operations details (takeoff, landing or training)
- Date, time & location of each sighting
The Town of Superior and the City of Louisville is currently working with an aviation consulting firm to analyze the air traffic patterns coming in and out of Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. If you would like to submit information about a flight(s) over Superior please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Time of day
- Type of aircraft or general description
- Fight direction
- General observation
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These incidents should be reported to the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
Their web page is here: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/
Denver office: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/den/
Contact information: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/den/contact/
12/9/19 - Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport has implemented new noise abatement procedures stemming from community input and the work of consultants representing the Town of Superior and the City of Louisville. You can see these new recommended procedures at this website: https://www.jeffco.us/1694/Fly-Quiet-Program
10/1/19 - Superior Board of Trustees and Louisville City Council heard the final presentation and recommendations from the airport consultants September 30. You can view the full Joint Study Session video presentation. You can also read the notes from the Question and Answer session. The Board and Council will be discussing next steps in forthcoming Board/Council meetings to be announced.
09/25/19 - The community Airport Mitigation Survey is now closed and results have been posted at www.ShapeSuperior.com. The Town of Superior has been invited to attend the Industry Task Force meeting on September 30 which will include FAA officials for a discussion on FAA regulations and their impact on voluntary noise mitigation measures implemented by airports. Both elected officials and staff will be present at this meeting. This meeting is not open to the public. Do not confuse this meeting with the Joint Study Session, which is open to the public, also happening September 30 from 7-9 PM at the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center.
08/28/19 -- The Community Airport Noise Mitigation Survey is still open until September 12. If you have not filled out the survey, please do so at this web page: https://shapesuperior.com/airport. Two important, upcoming dates that are important in this process are the following. September 16, Congressman Neguse invites residents from Superior, Louisville, Broomfield and Lafayette is hosting a meeting to listen to concerned citizens. The meeting will take place from 2-3 PM at the Louisville Public Library. September 30, the airport consultants will be in town to present final data and possible solutions to the Superior Town Board and the Louisville City Council. This meeting will be held from 7-9 PM at the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center.
07/17/19 -- Airport consultants will be in town July 22 at the Town of Superior Board of Trustees regular meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. (AGENDA) to present initial findings and possible solutions from ongoing collected feedback and survey results. On July 24, Louisville is holding an Open House (Council Chambers at City Hall at 6:00 p.m.) where the consultants will share even more details and engage in dialogue withe residents over the issues and solutions of noise mitigation. Efforts are now moving toward prioritizing tasks and initiatives to activate solutions. Thank you for your feedback thus far and continued engagement as we move forward.
06/26/19 -- The effort to ease noise from RMMA continues. Consultants are receiving, assessing and compiling the data of noise complaints from residents. Town Staff is being proactive by attending RMMA meetings of various kinds, including the Airport Advisory Board meetings that occur on the second Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to the public. Please check the RMMA website for updated schedules, cancelled meetings and agendas. https://www.jeffco.us/3357/Airport-Advisory-Board. Other meetings Town Staff are attending are the RMMA tenant meetings. Follow this link to see the presentation from June's meeting: https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/17751/RMMA-Tenant-Meeting---6132019?bidId=
The City of Louisville is increasing their efforts on this issue, as well. To find out more about their strategy and partnership with the Town of Superior, visit their website here: http://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/rocky-mountain-metropolitan-airport. Finally, please note that the City of Louisville staff will host an open house on July 24th in Council Chambers at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. to share draft strategies and get your feedback If you are interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to email@example.com.
05/21/19 -- On May 13, the Town Board heard an update presentation from the airport consultant. The update included baseline assessment which is posted on the website. Please use this link to see the assessment: https://www.superiorcolorado.gov/home/showdocument?id=15511. The update also included initial ideas for noise mitigation shown in the presentation primarily centered on touch and go traffic. You can watch the video of the entire presentation using the following link: https://www.superiorcolorado.gov/boards-committees/board-of-trustees/agendas-minutes-and-meeting-videos. In addition to this, staff attended the Rocky Mountain Airport Advisory Board meeting to keep updated on growth, master planning and development at the airport. No major news came from this meeting as the airport is in preliminary discussions about creating a framework on how to go about the master-planning and development conversation. Next steps in the process will be to discover and pursue potential solutions in order to reduce noise in the area.
05/08/19 -- Consultants have been working diligently and have provided baseline assessments as well as an airspace and flight procedure analysis. The work will continue in engaging airport staff, airport advisory board and the FAA Air Traffic Control. In addition, an initial list of impact mitigation strategies has been developed. Upcoming work will include, finalizing a work plan for the advisory group, on site meetings with FAA, Airport and Industry Advisory Group and a preparation of a presentation to brief the Town of Superior Board of Trustees and the Louisville City Council. Community engagement is still slated for this summer.
04/08/2019 -- Consultants continue to be in contact with airport staff. They are working on limiting touch and go traffic and landing altitudes impacting Rock Creek. Several items are being addressed, including: 1) Distributing educational material to pilots (incoming and outgoing) on guidelines for safe landing trajectories. 2) Beginning the process of tracking flight patterns and identifying correlating resident complaints. 3) Establishing an internal Noise Task Force (with representation from the Town). The consultants are also working on community engagement opportunities, short-term and long-term solutions for airspace and air traffic procedures for aircraft landing & departing and the possibility of hosting a community round-table discussion this summer.