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  • 30 May 2019 6:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CABA has once again secured a Proclamation from the Governor's Office declaring June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Colorado. 

    Continuing the practice begun in 2011 under Governor John Hickenlooper, current Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued the Proclamation earlier this month.

    CABA issued a press release announcing the Proclamation; that can be viewed here

    Below is an image of the Proclamation. Click the image to download a pdf version of the Proclamation.



  • 30 Mar 2018 7:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As we mentioned in the latest NewsBrief (March 30,l 2018), multiple stakeholders initiated House Bill 2018-1314, which was introduced in the Colorado House on March 22, 2018. 

    The legislation will create new criminal offenses for drone operators who intentionally interfere with public safety operations. Public safety operations include, but are not limited to, firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, and medevac. 

    Because of CABA's experience in working with manned flight ops and the FAA, we were asked to assist in drafting the language of the bill. 

    The full text of HB18-1314 appears below:



  • 01 Mar 2018 7:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As you may know by now, House Bill 18-1083, the CABA-initiated legislation to extend the state sales and use tax exemption to include on-demand air carriers in Colorado, was recently passed in the Business Affairs & Labor Committee. The bill was introduced in the committee on January 19.

    Chris Swathwood, chair of our Legislative Affairs Committee, put together a handy fact sheet with detailed information about what the bill is about and what it would do for business aviation in the state. You can view it below, or download and print it here



  • 29 Jan 2018 5:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Below is the full text of HB18-1083, CABA's Legislation to create a sales and use tax exemption for the benefit of Colorado-based on-demand air carriers.



  • 09 Jan 2018 7:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following was received in response to our inquiry regarding recent non-standard routings into airports in the Denver Metro and nearby regional airports.

    LTA Published D01 ZDV Routing 12-26-17.pdf

  • 22 Sep 2017 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On September 18, CABA Vice Chairman Chris Swathwood was a guest on the radio show "Connect & Collaborate," produced by the Colorado Business Roundtable and broadcast on KDMT AM1690.

    Also on the show were Jessica Freeman, Executive Director of the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, and CABA's lobbyist Kelly Sloan.

    You can listen to the recording by clicking the link below:

    http://www.cobrt.com/radio/ag-and-fire-aviation

    Scroll down to get to the replay link, which is below the runway.


  • 18 Sep 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CABA will be live on the radio this week on KDMT 1690 AM, on the Colorado Business Roundtable's "Connect and Collaborate" show.  This week will air a series of discussions of various topics in aviation.

    The shows air at 4pm every day beginning today. 

    Here is the topic list:

    Monday (Today) – CABA and Agricultural Aviation Association

    Tuesday – Airport Operators and David Ulane

    Wednesday – UAS Colorado

    Thursday – Seaplanes

    Friday – Tentative NBAA either Dan Hubbard or Ed Bolen


  • 18 Sep 2017 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Three aspiring aviation professionals were each awarded $3,000 in CABA Scholarship funds at the 11th Annual CABA/Signature Flight Support Golf Tournament held on June 15 at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker.

    The 2017 recipients are Ms. Kayla Hachen, Mr. Ryan Cannon, and Ms. Jenna Coffman.

    As the three students continue their studies, all have a passion and a drive for aviation.  Furthermore, these students show how vast aviation is and how it can be used to save lives, provide relief efforts, and even enhance business. 

    First, Ms. Coffman will apply her scholarship to flight training with Aspen Flying Club at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado, intending to become a medical flight pilot. She was in Civil Air Patrol training in California during the golf tournament and unavailable for photos.

    Next, Ms. Hachen (pictured at right) plans to become a pilot flying international  supply relief missions, and will use her scholarship for flight training with Western Air Flight Academy at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colorado.   


    Finally, Mr. Cannon (pictured at left) is a sophomore at Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology in Broomfield, Colorado, where his scholarship will assist him to complete training as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician.  He will then continue on to a career as a maintenance technician in business aviation. 

    The CABA Scholarships were established in 2011 and are awarded to help support selected students or individuals with advancement of a career in aviation.  To date, the CABA Scholarships have provided a total of $36,500 in financial assistance to 19 men and women pursuing careers in aviation.  

    All aviation-related career tracks are eligible including, but not limited to: pilot, aircraft maintenance, airport operations, and management.  Applicants are evaluated by CABA’s Education and Outreach Committee, and recipients are selected based on their demonstrated dedication to an aviation-related career, scholastic transcripts, financial need, and recommendations from professional and/or faculty mentors.

    Visit the CABA Scholarships page for application information and materials.


  • 18 Sep 2017 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We, your board of directors, have been working hard to bring you more value in return for your membership dues. We do this through efforts such as meeting with the FAA and our Industry Advisory Board, keeping our members informed about the Metroplex and ATC privatization, as well as weighing in other issues affecting business aviation operations in Colorado.

    And of course our events such as the Static Displays coupled with Educational Series presentations have been very popular and we intend to continue with those. 

    To continue providing more value through effective legislative representation and other activities, membership fees will increase as of October 1, 2017.

    The new fees will go up by $10 - $50 depending upon membership type.

    HOWEVER - you can lock in the current rate if you renew before October 1, 2017

  • 18 Sep 2017 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    On Aug 10 and Aug 15, representatives of the CABA, including Chairwoman Kandi Spangler, took part in conference calls with the FAA’s Denver Metroplex Team to work through several outstanding items pertaining to the new arrival procedures for Denver’s satellite airports.  


    Several of the improvements included higher arrival altitudes, fewer or faster speed restrictions, and increased coverage within Denver’s Class B boundary.  In some cases, waypoints were also moved to accommodate local airport traffic and even skydiving activity at Longmont Airport in order to streamline approach routes.

    “Overall, I have been quite pleased with the FAA’s willingness to work with us over the past year on the redesign project,” stated Spangler, who has relied heavily upon operator input during the association’s involvement in the project.  “It’s unfortunate we were not invited to the table early on in the initial design phase so our ability to address larger issues had passed, but we are pleased with the incremental changes we were able to accomplish working with the FAA later in the process; all of which will have a positive impact on the business aviation community - both here in Denver and for transient traffic as well.”

    The Denver Metroplex Project now heads into an Environmental Assessment phase scheduled for spring of 2018, during which they will assess environmental impacts such as noise, air pollution, and other factors.  At that time, the FAA also plans to hold public workshops where they will present the proposed procedures. 

    Representatives from CABA will continue to stay involved in this project and keep our members informed of any updates.

    FMI on Denver Metroplex, visit: http://metroplexenvironmental.com/denver_metroplex/denver_introduction.html

    FMI on FAA Order 1050.1F-Environmental Assessment Process, visit:  https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/FAA_Order_1050_1F.pdf


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