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Colorado Airport Announces Temporary Closure to Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Sept. 5, 2014

Colorado’s Rifle Garfield County Regional (RIL) Airport will be closing to fixed-wing aircraft from 9 a.m. (local time) Sept. 15 until 5 p.m. (local time) Sept. 24.

The FAA is expected to issue a notice to airmen with the specific information no later than Sept. 12.

This closure is due to the construction of the A-3 taxiway. Under special conditions, pilots may request access to the runway after construction hours by coordinating and receiving direct permission from Airport Director Brian Condie, who may be reached at (970) 379-5156, or via email at

Operators choosing to use the airport after construction hours should be aware of the open pit on the side of the runway. For safety reasons the airport director will conduct a runway FOD check prior to any arrival or departure, which will limit this procedure.

Review the airport website.