Vance Brand Airport doesn’t need an air traffic control tower

Speech made to the Longmont City Council January 20, 2004 by Chris Rodriguez

Mayor Pirnack & members of Council
At a recent Airport Advisory Board meeting and in today’s Times-Call there’s talk of an airport control tower study at Vance Brand Airport. I am an air traffic controller with the FAA, but I am speaking on behalf of myself only. Continue reading…

City is wasting money and resources on anti-airport screwball

Speech made to City Council October 14, 2003 by Chris Rodriguez

Mayor Pirnack & Members of Council,

Now that October is here and fall is upon us, I hear that the weekend monitoring of airplanes out near the Zweck Farm will end. Not that airplanes actually flying over that area will end, as mandated by the procedure you the council approved, but just the monitoring of them for the satisfaction of Mr. Zweck. Hopefully before next summer we can nip this problem in the bud and stop that nonsense from being repeated. The questions are:
Who does the Airport Manager work for?
Who does his boss, and his bosses boss, the Community Development Director, work for?
Who do you, the council work for? Continue reading…