Boulder Airport Day
By EAA Chapter 1627 - Published June 19, 2023
The Boulder chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosted over a dozen
aviation support organizations and two dozen aircraft at the Boulder Municipal Airport Sunday
morning. Historically, Boulder Community Airport Days were held every other year, yet its been
five or six years since the last. During this time, airport users’ groups and stakeholders’
organizations have multiplied even during curtailed activities due to the pandemic. Sunday
marked the beginning of more community involvement with the expectation that the airport will
be hosting airport days every year from now on.
Organizations at Sunday’s event included the Colorado Aeronautical Board, NCAR, CU ROTC,
The Colorado Pilots Association, and the 99s, to name a few. The 99s is an international
organization that provides networking, mentoring, and flight scholarship opportunities to
recreational and professional female pilots. There was also the Vintage Aircraft Association and
Colorado Search And Rescue.
The biggest attraction was the Blackhawk and Dakota helicopters brought in by the Colorado
Army National Guard. Young kids and adults were given an opportunity to learn about these
aircraft and their rolls in state rescue operations. A third helicopter was the Medivac Flight for
Life that is hangared and maintained at the Boulder Airport when it’s not parked at the Boulder
Community Hospital. There were several home built aircraft and an 80 year old military trainer.
Two gliders were on display along with two brand new trainers. The new trainers arrived at
Journeys Aviation flight school last week, and will provide cleaner, quieter and lower cost pilot
The hosting organization for this Airport Day was EAA Chapter 1627, which was formed and
held it’s first meeting in December of 2018. The Chapter holds educational meetings on the
third Wednesday of each month and hosts Young Eagles free flights for kids the second
Saturdays of each month over the summer.
Learn more and join in on the EAA activities by visiting our website at https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa1627.