We need a better terminal, not a bigger runway or bigger planes.
Aspen Fly Right supports a cleaner, quieter Aspen/Pitkin County Airport that serves and advances the whole community and that voters can support. This means:
Modernize terminal and
Don’t redesign for bigger planes
Aspen Fly Right’s mission is to offer our community clear, sound, documented, actionable information about the future of the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.
We’ll focus on the Airport’s proposed redesign to allow bigger planes—that is, on the “airside” where the planes operate, far more than on the “landside” zone of terminal, parking, and roads. We’ve formed no view about whether bigger planes are a good idea, but we do feel it’s far too soon, and not necessary, to make that choice now or probably even in this decade. Aviation innovation has become so rapid that superior solutions not yet considered should be in service before the currently planned airside redesign could even be built, and without its huge costs. Safety, terminal, impacts, and environment can and should be fixed meanwhile.
Structurally, Aspen Fly Right is an independent, noncommercial, nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity with public-benefit, scientific, and educational purposes. It’s governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors initially comprising four local residents whose biographical sketches are here. Its Board, staff, and technical advisors are unpaid volunteers. Aspen Fly Right is financed by private donations and grants that will be reported on this website in due course. It receives no government support. Aspen Fly Right is not connected with, derived from, or in succession to any other organization; it is completely self-directed and autonomous, has no known conflicts of interest, and exists solely to serve the public interest.
Please Join Us
Aspen Fly Right is allied with many members of the community who feel aligned with our mission. *
Endorsers of this effort include:
Dr. Pat Boeshaar
Dr. Tom Kurt
Katherine H. Lindholm
Timothy R. Lindholm
Prof. Amory and Judy Hill Lovins
Scott and Caroline McDonald
Tim and Donna McFlynn
Paulina Vander Noordaa
Doug and Jean Rhinehart
George and Helen Schermerhorn
Prof. Tony Tyson
Bob and Terri Ziets
*If you’d like to be join our list, please send a note to email@example.com, with your name as you’d like it to appear and a few parenthetical words of description. We also have anonymous allies, welcome more, and respect their need for privacy. And we welcome inquiries from potential volunteers.
SAY YES TO CONTROLLING OUR OWN DESTINY, NO TO BIGGER PLANES
Public comment will be allowed on June 28th—but not at the 1:00 PM June 27 Work Session, where Amory Lovins will discuss the Forecast with its authors in a public roundtable for the Commissioners.
Please tell the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners what you think of airside plans to accommodate bigger planes, by commenting at the June 28 Regular Session (530 E. Main St., 12:00 noon), or by writing to the Commissioners at: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org