Dec. 16, 2020

The FAA is now utilizing a situational awareness tool for the Colorado ski country airports called PACER, which was developed by MITRE Corporation, in order to allow flight operators and the FAA ATC facilities to capture flight demand at specific airports.

Connectivity and access for flight operators is provided by a smart phone web portal at

Both arrival and departure data, in addition to the current airport acceptance rate, will be available on the application. Operators can access actual flight demand at the participating airports, which will provide an accurate snapshot on how airport demand compares to airport capacity for both arrivals and departures.

The airports that will have data available are:

  • Aspen – ASE
  • Eagle County – EGE
  • Grand Junction – GJT
  • Gunnison – GUC
  • Montrose – MTJ
  • Rifle-Garfield – RIL
  • Telluride – TEX
  • Yampa Valley – HDN

In order to provide the most current and accurate flight demand data it is important for operators to update and revise any changes to arrival and departure times through the PACER app/website for the participating airports.

To provide accurate data for your flight into and out of the participating airports, flight crews and/or dispatchers will need to register with PACER and revise times through the application. The changes can be entered via smart phone to provide easy and convenient access.

NBAA encourage flight operators to participate as this will provide the most accurate and current snapshot on actual demand at each airport.

Review a letter to airmen on PACER.

Review a MITRE presentation on PACER for ski country airports. (PDF)