BoulderChannel8, a community TV channel in Boulder, Colorado, recently hosted a segment on the value and importance of Boulder Municipal Airport. The video focuses on the invaluable role played by the airport during the September 2013 floods, when a slow-moving cold front dumped nearly a year’s worth of rainfall in the mountains west of Boulder.
During the flood and the aftermath, Boulder Municipal Airport hosted over a thousand first responders, military personnel, and staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The general aviation airport ended up providing support for 100,000 people during the six day ordeal.
“General aviation airports are overlooked, so it’s important to show how GA airports play such a critical role,” said Airport Manager Tim Head, “We need to remind Boulder and other communities on how important it is to have an asset like the airport.”
According to the 2013 Colorado Division of Aeronautics Airport Economic Impact Study, Boulder Municipal is responsible for $69 million in local economic impact. To find out more about the flood relief efforts supported by Boulder Municipal Airport, click here.