The Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport -KRCV is a General Aviation airport that supports the local flying community and visitors from all over the US. The airspace is not controlled so no commercial traffic utilizes our airport. We do have management staff onsite most days during business hours.
The airport has two runways:
- Runway 6/24 is 6050′ long and 75′ wide. The surface is asphalt and is the main runway.
- Runway 3/21 is 4812′ long. The surface is dirt and primarily used by our tailwheel aircraft.
We offer 100LL AvGas for the piston engine aircraft, and now offer Jet-A for the jet turbine powered airplanes and helicopters that are based here or visit our airport. This addition is most significant for the medical aircraft based here in Del Norte and the others based in Salida, Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, Durango and along the front range. Having Jet fuel available here makes their flight planning and useful range much more flexible. It is also significant for the Firefighting Aircraft that can now use our airport for refueling and base of operations depending on where the needs are.
Guardian Flight has a Fixed Wing medical aircraft based here at KRCV. They primarily serve Rio Grande Hospital and the other facilities in the Valley. Providing lifesaving transport to specialized care facilities and physicians along the Front Range and across the US.
KRCV has 34 hangars that are built and have 3 available tracts for lease, with future plans to have up to 81 tracts total available for lease. All the hangars at the airport are privately owned (Kent Rominger has one here). Rio Grande County & KRCV does not own any hangar space or offer hangars for lease. The Airport only leases land to private individuals or private companies that wish to build hangars.
The largest planes we land here are 10- 15 seat private jets. No commercial aircraft or large transport planes land here. KRCV primarily serves the local flying community and business owners in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. We are a destination airport for pilots and their passengers that own homes and businesses as well as visitors who enjoy our mountain area for skiing, hunting, flyfishing and more.
We have a Pilot Shelter, a small building that has a kitchen, bathroom, showers and a couple of couches for the pilots to relax on. We also allow tent camping in the grass near the pilot shelter. We are big supporters of the RAF (Recreational Aviation Foundation) they provided a generous grant to help build the pilot shelter.