Golden Municipal Airport Economic Viability Study Print Article Font Size
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Golden Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the Town of Golden. The airfield supports day-time operations and is equipped with a paved 4,500 ft. x 75 ft. runway, several taxiways and parking areas, a terminal building, weather station, and aircraft fueling facilities. Several businesses and tenants are located at the Airport, including two helicopter operators, a skydiving organization, Golden and District Search and Rescue, a wildfire suppression base, and private aircraft hangars. Approximately 5,300 aircraft movements were recorded in 2019, including:
  • Commercial activities (e.g. heliskiing, skydiving);
  • Corporate and charter flights;
  • Recreational aircraft;
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  • Search and rescue missions;
  • Wildfire suppression operations; and
  • Military and law enforcement.

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The Town of Golden has commissioned a comprehensive review of the current and potential future roles of Golden Municipal Airport. HM Aero Aviation Consulting has been retained to complete an Airport Viability Study.

The study will involve the evaluation of airport infrastructure, operations, financial standing, and the identification of potential aeronautical and non-aeronautical business opportunities. A fundamental component of the study is engaging with local, regional, and national stakeholders to obtain perspectives on future opportunities that could enhance the economic and social benefit of the Airport.

View the project flow chart here or click the image on the right. 

Additional background information can be viewed here.

Engagement Opportunities
The Airport Viability Study is vital to support decision-making by Town Council regarding Airport investments and the resulting social and economic benefits provided by the facility. The priority of the Town and HM Aero is the collection of stakeholder input to ensure that the recommendations of the report rely on comprehensive, accurate, and current information.  HM Aero and the Town have identified primary stakeholders that will be contacted to arrange an in-person or telephone meeting. Two engagement opportunities were provided for residents and local businesses:

1. Project Information Session:
An online Project Information Session was hosted on Wednesday, June 24 via an online Zoom Webinar. Representatives from HM Aero provided an overview of the project, its objectives, process and schedule, and opportunities for engagement. Responses to written and verbal questions will be provided by the project team and comments will be recorded. Watch the online session here.
2. Online Surveys:
Online surveys were made available to residents and businesses to share their views on Golden Municipal Airport grom June 24 to August 31, 2020.