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 at 720-633-8601.

Not sure if you’re in our airspace? Download the FAA’s app, B4UFLY.

Learn More

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