Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ALL UAS operations within a 5 mile radius can be verified on the map here.

To ensure the safety of all, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Congress have established specific safety guidelines for small UAS operators.

The FAA website provides clarification on which activities, Part 107 applications, as well as general rules at www.faa.gov/uas.

The FAA has recently integrated the LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) software for Part 107 UAS pilots. Part 107 pilots are still encouraged to fill out the form below to notify the Airport of their operations if they are within a 5 mile radius.  You can learn more about LAANC here.

ALL UAS Operators without Part 107 (aka Recreational Pilots) within 5 miles of the Airport are REQUIRED to fill out of the form below.
Part 107 UAS pilots must request prior authorization through LAANC or by calling TRACON’s Air Traffic Control at 303-342-1500 option 1.  It is recommended you utilize LAANC as you will receive real time authorization whereas calling TRACON directly may take months to receive your clearance.
Recreational operators must also read and comply with the:
Safety guidelines for recreational UAS 
  • Fly below 400 feet above ground level (AGL) at all times
  • Keep your aircraft in sight at all times
  • Remain clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Do not fly near airports – stay outside a 5-mile radius from ANY active airport/airfield
  • Do not fly near or over sensitive infrastructure or property; power stations, water treatment facilities, correctional facilities, sporting events, heavily traveled roadways
  • Don’t fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs.
  • Stay clear of FAA temporary flight restrictions; fires, crimes scenes, sporting events
  • Follow community-based safety guidelines developed by organizations such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
  • Check and follow all local laws and ordinances before flying over private property.
  • Don’t be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft

AND notify the Airport of your intended UAS operations by filling out the following UAS Operations Form:

INCOMPLETE FORMS or answers N/A will result in an invalid form and will not be accepted as valid notification

Submitting this form affirms you have read, understand, and will comply with the above FAA UAS Safety Guidelines.  

Further Reading 

Think Before You Launch: Safety Guide for Recreational Unmanned Aircraft Users

Know Before You Fly: Unmanned Flight Safety Guide

FAA: DroneZone


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