2019 Fall Fly-in
The Rocky Mountain Fall Fly-in attracts as many as 121 aircraft to the Rifle Garfield County Airport. Land here on September 28 for amazing fuel prices, a chance to visit with other pilots, aerial photography, and a complimentary barbecue lunch.
For current reported weather, please call:
RIL ASOS t 970-625-2206
Rifle weather averages
Average temperature (high) 64 degrees F – (low) 31 degrees FAverage precipitation 11.61 inches
Average snowfall 38.6 inches
January (high) 37 degrees F – (low), 10 degrees F
July (high) 90 degrees F – (low), 52 degrees F
UAS training facilityA new facility designed to house small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and a flight-qualification course is coming to the Rifle Garfield County Airport. The CoE will proctor drone training in the building.
Call before using drones
Drones are growing in popularity, but they may cause conflicts with local aircraft. Enthusiasts are asked to phone first to check on whether or not they may affect aircraft flying to or from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Business jet airfield
Rifle Garfield County Airport was the third busiest general aviation airport in Colorado in 2016, because of diversions from higher mountain airports which sustain frequent weather delays. The FBO is Atlantic Aviation.
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.
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.