Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stapleton Airfield

On October 17th, 1929, the Denver Municipal Airport opened. Later the name was changed to Stapleton Airfield in 1944 due to Benjamin F. Stapleton, the mayor of Colorado from 1923-1947. I watched many videos arguing that Stapleton was shut down for no reason, however, it did have some problems.

• Because of the inadequate separation between the runways, bad weather would cause long waits for everyone.
• Southwest Airlines proposed to use Stapleton for a new destination, however, it was too small to accept the offer.
• The location was inconvenient because of the nearby Park Hill community; there were many complaints over aircraft noise that eventually lead to a lawsuit.


"Stapleton International Airport." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Feb. 2012. Web. 08 Mar. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapleton_International_Airport>.

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