Aviation Involvement FAQs

Q. How do I get my kid or myself set up with those introductory flights?
A. You can contact the Fort Collins EAA Chapter 515 Young Eagles program for flight experiences and other flight related activities for kids and the EAA Eagle Flights program for adults.

Q. When does the Wings of Freedom Tour return?
A. The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour returns July 14-16, 2017.  Their full schedule for our Airport can be found on their site at: www.collingsfoundation.org/event/ft-collins-co

Q. How do I hire those small planes; how much to get those small Cessnas to fly me somewhere; how do I get a pilot to fly me somewhere?
A. Sometimes the pilots at the flight training schools offer such services.  Go to our Business Directory and scroll down to flight training to contact the schools located on our Airport.  Please note costs to hire a pilot typically include the costs to rent the plane, the fuel, the entirety of the pilot’s time, and the landing and/or ramp tie down fees for the entire duration of your trip.

Q. How do I get a job/internship at the Airport?
A. Please see the City of Loveland’s Employment Opportunities page to see available positions and internships at the Airport. For positions related to actual flight operations you will need to apply directly to the airline, flight school, and/or charter airline you are interested in. Positions for line service and other FBO related jobs, please contact our FBO, they are a business that operates on the Airport. You can find contact information for all the businesses that operate on the Airport on our Business Directory page here.  Additional airports with internship programs can also be found on CDOT Aeronautic’s page at: www.codot.gov/programs/aeronautics/internships.

Q. Can I set up an Airport tour/field trip for my class; troop; kids; home-school?
A. Sure!  However please note this is Airport Operations & Administration. We do not have aircraft or hangars at our disposal. We provide maintenance for operations safety and security for the Airport, such as runway, gates, and grounds maintenance as well as all the administrative and governing tasks such as grant management and budgeting.  If you do want a tour of Airport operations, which includes administrative tasks like budgets, Commission meetings, or Airport grounds maintenance please contact us at Airport@cityofloveland.org.

For field trip/tours that actually relate to Aircraft itself, we suggest you contact the following businesses that operate on our Airport: jetCenter, Leading Edge, The Flying School (aka Colorado Contrails), and/or Front Range Helicopters to see about a possible partnership for your event.  They would have the resources available that actually relate to aircraft itself. You can find their contact information on our business directory page at: www.flynoco.com/home/about/business-directory.

Another great resource, especially if you are looking for flight experiences would be to contact the Fort Collins EAA Chapter 515 at: www.515.eaachapter.org

Another note is that we are Class E airspace, which means we currently do not have an active tower; however, we were awarded the Remote Tower project.  So near the last quarter of 2017 or some time in 2018 we will have an active Remote Air Traffic Control Tower that may be toured; however, tours will be limited to prearranged intervals.  If you are interested in updates on this project and the tour schedule once it’s created, follow us on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter, updates will also be provided to local media outlets as they occur.

Q. Can I rent your runway for photos/events/non-aeronautical use?
A. The Airport is not able to close its runway for non-aeronautical events. Closing our only runway would have significant impact on those who rely on this facility for air transportation needs.