Home of the Colorado Remote Tower Project

Located in the heart of Northern Colorado along Interstate 25 and US Highway 34, the Airport is minutes away from downtown Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Estes Park, and is 50 miles north of downtown Denver. The Northern Colorado Region has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best places to live and visit. The Airport provides access to the air transportation network and serves as a platform for aeronautical education, a hub for personal and corporate access, and an employment zone supporting a variety of companies, and jobs. It is also home to the innovative Remote Air Traffic Control Tower project, one of two such systems being tested by the FAA in the United States.

FNL was established in 1963 when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland a land grant to acquire approximately 1,000 acres of land for the purpose of building an airport to replace two separate, smaller general aviation airports in each of the communities. The purpose was to encourage general aviation (private and corporate) and regional commuter air travel. The Airport facility opened to the public in 1966 with one Fixed Base Operator (FBO, a fueling and maintenance service station for aircraft) and one building with 10 T-hangar units. Airport ownership was split 2/3 interest to Fort Collins and 1/3 to Loveland. In 1972 Mountain Air, Inc. and Goodrich Aviation entered a twenty (20) year land lease of airport property and were also responsible for management of the Airport and FBO services. In 1977 Falcon Air, Ltd. took over as the operator at the Airport.

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