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.
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.
Looking for more information? Follow these links for drone regulations, announcements and drone registration:
- Know before you fly
- Public Service Announcement "No Drone Zone"
- FAA Unmanned Aircraft
- CDOT Fly UAS Responsibly
- Register your unmanned aircraft