All drone flight requests must be approved through LAANC


Please note that Centennial Airport and the surrounding hospitals CANNOT APPROVE drone operations.

On Sept. 24, 2020, the FAA expanded the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to increase access for drone pilots into controlled airspace. LAANC is now available at 537 air traffic facilities and 726 airports.

If you want to fly in controlled airspace near airports not offering LAANC, you can use the manual process to apply for authorization or wait until LAANC is available.

Link to list of airports covered by LAANC (PDF).



Presidential Order regarding face masks goes into effect Feb. 2

UPDATED FEB 1 at 1726L

Effective Feb. 2, 2021, federal law requires individuals to wear a face mask when traveling, including travel by airline and all aircraft for hire to include FAR Part 135, Part 380, and all flight schools including Part 141.

Presidential Order: 

Centers for Disease Control ORDER:

CDC Press Release:

UPDATE: KAPA U.S. Customs and Border Protection

In-Office hours for KAPA U.S. Customs and Border Protection 


ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Effective July 1, 2020, Centennial Airport's U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office will have only one officer for international clearances. 

Effective July 1, CBP hours will be:

24/7 Centennial Airport U.S. Customs and Immigration

Centennial Airport offers U.S. Customs and Border Protection services. A certified customs agent is available on-demand, 24/7 to assist with entry clearances into the United States. The Arapahoe County Airport Authority provides the agent as a service to users, there is a fee-based on aircraft weight.

In-office Duty Hours:

Noon to 8 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

An additional fee of $300 will be charged for clearances conducted after normal duty hours.

The U.S. Customs office is located at the airport at:

7601 S. Peoria St., D-16
Englewood, CO 80012
Port Code: 3384
Phone: 303-768-0309
Mobile: 303-472-2766
Fax: 303-768-0784

All clearances will be handled, as usual, meaning prior contact with CBP is required. The same regular, overtime, and holiday rates apply.

Clearances at KAPA will only be permitted from aircraft arriving from countries NOT REQUIRED to go through specific ports of entry due to the pandemic.


Centennial Airport (APA) is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States, with more than 344,000 operations each year. Located just minutes from downtown Denver, Centennial Airport is home to four award-winning FBOs and surrounding corporate office parks and businesses that generate more than $2 billion in economic impact. Centennial Airport is a 12-time winner of the Balchen/Post Award, a national honor recognizing excellence in airport snow and ice removal. For more information, visit