New SEAT base A new single-engine air tanker (SEAT) base is in operation at the Rifle Garfield County Airport. The base, which acts as a de-icing pad in winter, shortens ground time for pilots battling wildfires
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Live camera - current weather at Rifle Garfield County Airport
For current reported weather, please call:
RIL ASOS t 970-625-2206
Live weather cam Our live weather camera above shows you the current Rifle Garfield County Airport weather.
Live, 24/7 streaming video is available here. Be aware that the speed of your computer processing affects the speed of this download.
When the weather outside is frightful at higher elevations, there's a good chance there will be light winds, clear skies and clearer runways at Rifle Garfield County Airport!
Rifle weather averages
(high) 64 degrees F - (low) 31 degrees F
(high) 37 degrees F - (low), 10 degrees F
(high) 90 degrees F - (low), 52 degrees F
June 2 is Rifle Garfield County Airport day!
Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed June 2 as Rifle Garfield County Airport Day! At the Colorado Airport Operators Association conference June 2, Hickenlooper said the airport has demonstrated commitment to excellence for its participation in the Colorado Division of Aeronautics' General Aviation Sustainability Program.
On June 18, 2015, a Boeing C-17 Globemaster landed at the Rifle Garfield County Airport carrying a Puma helicopter brought over to perform high altitude testing by QinetiQ, a military contractor for the United Kingdom Defense Ministry.
Rifle Garfield County Airport (RIL) - is located in Rifle, Colorado, a mere 27 miles from Glenwood Springs, 46 miles to Eagle, 61 miles to Aspen, 65 miles to Grand Junction, and 88 miles to Vail. It is in the epicenter of Colorado's best Rocky Mountain to Red Rock Desert recreational and residential properties.
The preferred alternate for Eagle and Aspen (which are closed at
night frequently due to weather);