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 may also utilize the B4UFLY mobile app to determine where you can and cannot fly.

ALL Recreational UAS Operators (without Part 107) within 5 miles of the Airport are REQUIRED to fill out of the form below.
Part 107 UAS pilots must request prior authorization through the LAANC app or call 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 theSafety guidelines for recreational UAS 
    • Fly only for fun or recreation (Compensation is NOT allowed for recreational operators)
    • Fly at or below 400 feet when in uncontrolled airspace (Class G)
    • Fly within visual line-of-sight, meaning you as the drone operator use your own eyes and needed contacts or glasses (without binoculars), to ensure you can see your drone at all times
    • Never fly near manned aircraft
    • Do not fly near or over sensitive infrastructure or property; power stations, water treatment facilities, correctional facilities, heavily traveled roadways
    • Don’t fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
    • Never fly near or over FAA temporary flight restrictions; fires, crimes scenes, any emergency response effort, 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 UAS Operations Form below:

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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