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Pitkin County’s lead aviation forecaster, William Flock, says the current CRJ700 regional jets can keep flying for decades. Context and transcript are at aspenflyright.org/videoguide.

Amory Lovins asks the FAA’s regional manager John Bauer, briefing the Board of County Commissioners, if our airfield can stay as it is rather than having to rebuild for bigger planes. He replies in the videoclip Bauer1Tight. Context and transcript are at aspenflyright.org/videoguide.

The FAA’s regional manager John Bauer tells the Board of County Commissioners that discussions (over about a dozen years since the County began asking for bigger planes) have revealed that it is feasible to rebuild our airfield to fit them (“Design Group III” or ADG(III) Standards”). Context and transcript are at aspenflyright.org/videoguide.

Having just said it’s feasible to rebuild the airfield for bigger planes, the FAA’s regional manager John Bauer tells the Board of County Commissioners that they can keep the airfield as it is, limited to planes with wingspans up to 95 feet, but then would probably lose FAA discretionary grants. Context and transcript are at aspenflyright.org/videoguide.

This is the entirety of Amory Lovins’s first of two public-comment periods questioning the FAA’s regional manager John Bauer in front of the Board of County Commissioners on 11 April 2023. It begins at 2:19:37 in the video recording of the entire 2.8-hour hearing, with better sound, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Sp9S8RRIM.

In Amory Lovins’s second period questioning the FAA’s regional manager John Bauer in front of the Board of County Commissioners, Mr. Bauer says the FAA won’t take away our airport’s Modification of Standard (which allows it to operate safely with planes up to 95 feet in wingspan), and it is the County’s choice whether to keep it that way in return for losing discretionary grants. Context and transcript are at aspenflyright.org/videoguide.This passage starts at 2:42.51, and Lovins’s entire second question period is at 2:40.10–2:43.38, with better sound, in the videotape of the entire 2.8-hour hearing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Sp9S8RRIM.


Brandon Blocker, KSPN-FM, interviews Amory Lovins and Matt Moseley of Aspen Fly Right.

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