Drones & UAS

Operating UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Near the Telluride Regional Airport

Telluride Regional Airport has an elevation of 9,070 ft. and operates daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. local. Operations include airline, business jet, charter, private, medevac and law enforcement. Airspace around the airport can be very busy with up to 15-20 operations per hour. We support all forms of aviation and simply ask the all UAS operations near the airport be conducted safely and within the FAA rules and regulations.

  • Operations near the airport should follow the FAA Rules and Regulations.
  • Any UAS operation on airport property must be approved by the airport prior to the operation.

To request approval, please email Kenny Maenpa, Airport Manager: kenny@tellurideairport.com.

For more information on FAA UAS Rules and Regulations: https://www.faa.gov/uas/

Additional Reference for responsible UAS/Drone operators:

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