Central Colorado Regional Airport (AEJ)

View of mountains behind Jets and Helicopter

CCRA is located at an elevation of 7,950 feet and boasts the longest high-altitude runway in Colorado at 8,300 feet along with a full-length taxiway. Our identifier is KAEJ.

Fly in to CCRA to enjoy all the beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities that central Colorado has to offer. No facility fees, reasonable landing fees, well-priced fuel, and the friendliest staff in Colorado!

CCRA | Vision Statement

The vision for the airport is to become a recognized economic engine for the Town of Buena Vista and Chaffee County. Specifically, the airport will develop its infrastructure to accommodate business and military turbine aircraft and establish the airport as a transportation hub for on-demand passengers and cargo and the airport will explore the UAS market and opportunities to develop a niche market for this burgeoning industry.


RUNWAY 15 / 33
Weight Capacity The CCRA asphalt runway regularly accommodates aircraft up to 70,000 lbs in gross weight. Please call (719) 395-3496 to speak with Airport staff regarding landing heavier aircraft.
Length CCRA boasts the longest high-altitude runway in Colorado at a length of 8,300 ft (2,530 m) x 75 ft with full-length taxiway.
RNAV (GPS) CCRA has easy access with an RNAV (GPS) approach. For more information, please visit KAEJ's AirNav website
Lighting Medium Intensity Runway Lighting (5 clicks on 122.8 to activate)
Traffic Patterns
Runway 15: GPS Departure | Traffic right-hand pattern
Runway 33: GPS Approach | Traffic left-hand pattern
Aircraft Hangar with 101 Helicopter


Executive Hangar

The main hangar, at 12,974 square feet, suits most aircraft storage needs. The hangar is available for transient traffic and high-altitude testing. Other recent infrastructure additions to CCRA include: a full hangar kitchen for testing teams, two new bathrooms equipped with showers, and a high-speed Wi-Fi network with extenders that reach to the aprons for in-aircraft flight planning.

Pilot Lounge

The pilot lounge in CCRA’s terminal has shower facilities, an adjacent flight planning room overlooking the main hangar, and free Wi-Fi. In fact, CCRA’s terminal, hangars, and all points in between are a Wi-Fi hotspot. Look for the ‘Airport" WiFi connection and get started. Rest, recuperate, and get back into the skies refreshed.

FBO Main Lobby & Outside Quad

Our main FBO lobby has plenty of comfortable seating, a TV with streaming news / weather, and an unrestricted view of the Jet Pad. Our outdoor quad has benches and a picnic table if you prefer to eat or relax outside. Cold, bottled water is always available and the coffee is always on! Stop in the summer and enjoy free ice cream.

Conference Rooms & Meeting Spaces

CCRA has your meeting requirements covered with a large, conference room featuring a Zoom-ready TV, conference phone line, spacious bathrooms, and a kitchenette for added convenience and comfort.