Drones & UAS

As a community, Denver Metro Airports want to heighten drone safety awareness, especially for the hobbyist. To ensure the safety of manned and unmanned aircraft, the FAA has established a set of guidelines for UAS operators. 

Safety Guidelines

While operating a drone or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) the pilot is occupying national airspace, making these guidelines vital to aircraft safety:

  • Fly below 400 feet above ground level (AGL) at all times
  • Keep your aircraft in sight at all times
  • Do not fly near airports- stay outside a five mile radius from any active airport / airfield
  • Remain clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Do not fly near or over sensitive infrastructure or property, power stations, water treatment facilities, correctional facilities, sporting events, heavily traveled roadways
  • Stay clear of FAA temporary flight restrictions, fires, crime 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

Flying at KBJC

If you are going to fly your UAS within 5 miles of KBJC, you must have approval from the Air Traffic Control Tower.  Please call 720-633-8600.

Not sure if you’re in our airspace? Learn about and download the FAA’s app, B4UFLY.

Learn More

Looking for more information? Follow these links for drone regulations, announcements and drone registration: