Ski Country ATC: A Proposed Solution

Aircraft flying to popular Colorado ski destinations like Aspen and Eagle have been facing ever-increasing ATC delays. In this article, a Denver Center controller explains the reasons for these delays, and predicts the problem is only going to get worse. The author and some of his ZDV colleagues have proposed a solution to the FAA: creation of a new "Mountain Approach Control" facility at Grand Junction. But this probably won't happen without a congressional mandate, so if you support this idea, tell your legislators.

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