Research Aviation Facility

RAF is home to research aircraft owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by NCAR on behalf of the research community. The facility is located at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, approximately 12 miles southeast of the Mesa Lab.

10802 Airport Court
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Broomfield, CO 80021
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Maps and directions for our facilities are available at You can also download a PDF map for our Boulder locations.


Quick Facts

NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on behalf of NSF and the UCAR university community.

  • NCAR is not a federal agency and its employees are not part of the federal personnel system.
  • Our activities complement those of the federal agencies and we work closely with them.

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