Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Releases Updated Noise Abatement Procedures
In December 2019, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) released updated noise abatement procedures to lessen the impact of aircraft activity on adjacent neighborhoods in response to community concerns. Airport tenants and staff worked together to develop voluntary noise abatement procedures to encourage arriving and departing pilots to take measures that may reduce noise without compromising safety.
Some of these procedures include: climbing as high as possible before departing the airport perimeter, avoiding low approaches and overflying major road corridors and open space where possible. Another highlight is a voluntary evening curfew from the flight schools beginning at 10 pm, unless a pilot must operate after this for currency or training requirements. You can read more about the updated noise abatement procedures here.
The updated noise abatement procedures will be published to pilots through signs at entrances onto the airfield (see picture below), quarterly briefings with flight schools and their instructors, semi-annual tenant briefings and continued publication of the voluntary noise abatement materials.
As a recipient of federal funds through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, RMMA reports that it is prevented from adopting measures that would restrict aircraft operations or discriminate against aeronautical-related businesses on the field. If you have questions about the noise abatement procedures, please contact RMMA at 303.271.4854.