I don't know much about Ft. Collins, but am based at KAPA. It can be very busy, but the controllers are very helpful as long as you don't have a runway incursion. When you are ready to do the KFNL to KAPA leg, I suggest you use the VFR corridor as depicted on the back of the Denver terminal chart. Take it S until you are over Chatfield reservoir, then hang a left. Get ATIS, then call KAPA tower when you are 10 miles out (or just tell them you are over Chatfield). Runway 10-28 is closed for the summer. You will be landing 17-35 R or L; pay attention to which they give you. They get unhappy if you encroach on the wrong rnwy. You will probably want to park in area Hotel; they have ramp or sometimes covered parking available. PM me when the time is closer and I may be able to get you a hangar. Your friends can meet you at Denver Jet Cntr. East, 13000 E Control Tower Rd.
When you are ready to depart, the ground procedure is different than most fields. The run up areas are a moving target right now because of the rnwy construction. Check notams or atis to find out where they are during your stay. Ground will expect you to have completed your run up before contacting them. You will stay with ground freq. for all taxi operations; do not go to tower freq. till they specifically tell you to.
Jet Cntr. fuel is currently $6.55. Self serve is at the north end of the ramp for $5.39.
One of the KAPA controllers is on VAF; maybe he will chime in and correct my errors.
Last edited by N15JB : 05-05-2014 at 12:26 PM.
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