Here Come the Helos

Yup, it's true, helicopter are coming to Golden. As you may have read in the Transcript or heard on the street, the Golden Hotel has a new service providing helicopter transportation between DIA and Golden. I think the helicopters will land at a private land site on the west end of 8th street next to the Briarwood. The Golden Hotel and Rotors of the Rockies originally proposed landing on city land near the Splash – which they presented at a study session back in October – but I believe city staff nixed the idea because of liability concerns and they've never come back to Council with the issue. The bulk of the impact may be their promotional event this Thursday (April 6). They are saying they plan to run helicopters frequently on that day between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., but expect to run only occasional flights after that. It sounds rather disruptive to me, but I'm willing to let them try it and see what sort of impact it has.

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8 Responses to “Here Come the Helos”

  1. Rusty Shakleford Says:

    I hope there aren’t many paragliders Thursday!

  2. Jacob Smith Says:

    I hadn’t thought of that.

  3. Casey Brown Says:

    Overall, the helicopters weren’t too bad. However, while trying to travel down 8th street, an employee of Rotors Over the Rockies and told that the helicopter was about to takeoff, which causes a lot of flying dust and rocks that could potentially damage cars passing by. So during takeoffs and landings, they were stopping all traffic around the site on 8th street. Pretty lousy. If they’re going to keep doing this, they need to pave the landing site so trafffic can continue without fear of a rock flying through their side window.

  4. goldenvoices Says:

    That’s helpful to hear. Anyone else have thoughts on how it went today?

  5. Julie Sexton Says:

    The noise started around 3 p.m. and continued until 9 p.m. The helicopter noise could be heard even when the helicopter was not directly overhead.

    Golden is a great place to live because of the diversity of people that live here and the diversity of activities that occur here. In general, we try to accomodate the interests of a wide range of people and activities. However, the helicopter activity was highly intrusive and the level of noise produced by the helicopter shuttle service was unacceptable.

  6. Jarett Zuboy Says:

    I concur with Julie. The helicopter service noise was disruptive and degrades the quality of living in our neighborhood and city.

  7. Golden Voices » Blog Archive » What Next With the Helicopters Says:

    […] It may also be that Rotors of the Rockies would be willing to make some changes in response to community complaints without requiring formal City Council action. It might not be a big challenge to figure out how they can land on pavement, for instance, and send less debris through the air. Likewise, maybe they can gain more altitude before flying over the city to minimize noise impacts to the neighbors below. […]

  8. What’s Next With the Helicopters? « Jacob Smith for Golden Says:

    […] It might not be a big challenge to figure out how they can land on pavement, for instance, and send less debris through the air. Likewise, maybe they can gain more altitude before flying over the city to minimize noise impacts […]

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