Eldorado Droneport

At Boulder City, NV

Eldorado Droneport

The Eldorado Droneport is a 50-acre, master planned public facility. The main terminal building and surrounding buildable pads will be home to many different companies interested in the advancement in design and use of UAS. This joint development project between the City of Boulder City and The Aerodrome, LLC, will include a 15,000 square foot terminal building as well as “build-to-suit” opportunities with additional structures totaling 860,000 square feet of R&D, warehousing, hangar, office, and training facilities.

The anchor tenant and joint development partner, The Aerodrome LLC, will provide training services including repair, flight, and “practical aspects” (uses) of UAS. For more information about the Aerodrome, go to www.flyaerodrome.com.

The Eldorado Droneport can support civil entities with Section 333s and special airworthiness certificates, commercially and recreationally.


The Eldorado Droneport Featured In the Media...

Plans for Eldorado Droneport unveiled
Aerodrome is creating the commercial droneport along with a teaching facility at the Boulder City site.

“We want to be the main area for drone technology,” said Aerodrome Chief Financial Officer John Beneventi. “Millions of people use drones every day for recreational and professional purposes and we need to put the puzzle pieces into place to bring them together.” Read more...


is a Droneport?

The Eldorado Droneport is like Spaceport but for UAS...

A droneport is a facility whose physical design characteristics, visual aids, navigation aids, and infrastructure are created to support safe and effective unmanned aircraft systems operations in and out of densely populated urban areas as well as to and from rural areas. Unlike other planned droneport projects previously announced, the Eldorado Droneport has already broken ground, is fully funded, permanent in nature and currently operational seven days a week.


is the Droneport?

The 50-acre Eldorado Droneport is located approximately 28 miles from the Las Vegas Strip in Boulder City, NV; one of only six FAA-designated UAS test sites in the country.

Initial Activities

The current activities that will be allowed at the Eldorado Droneport.

Ground-testing and taxiing

Take a test run of a drone.

Dronecube flights and classes

Learn the craft of piloting unmanned drones.

SAC-EA/Section 333 flights

Part 107/ SAC-EA/Section 333S

Drone Racing

Recreational racing against peers.

Drone Rodeo 2017 from Atlanta Drone Group on Vimeo.

Operations at the Droneport

The Eldorado Droneport formally filed notice of construction on 11 December, 2015.

While the FAA is reviewing this proposal, activities at the Droneport are limited to “intermittent use” by Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 157.

Intermittent use means the use of the site for no more than 3 days in any one week and for no more than 10 operations per day and at which flight operations will be conducted only under VFR.

These limitations remain in effect for all of 2016, until the airport construction is approved. Recreational and hobby flights are unaffected, and are welcomed at all phases of this process.


What do I need to fly?

  • Registration. Either a Part 47 N-Number for civil/ public or Part 48 sUAS Registration Number.
  • Approval. Either a Remote Pilot Certificate under Part 107, an approved Section 333, an approved Special Airworthiness Certificate-Experimental (SAC-EA), an approved Public COA or an active membership in a model aircraft community (e.g., Academy of Model Aeronautics).
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What People Say?

This is an exciting day for the City of Boulder City and the State of Nevada, to be the site of and partner with Aerodrome on the world’s first commercial droneport.

Brok Armantrout Director, Community Development, Boulder City, Nevada

What is Aerodrome?

The Aerodrome, LLC, a Nevada Limited Liability Company, (“Aerodrome”) provides training for commercial drone aircraft that are revolutionizing how individuals and organizations design, apply, fly and maintain unmanned aviation systems. We provide education and FAA certifications for flying and maintenance, job/career placement, advisory services, outsourced aviation services and repair.

The Aerodrome is a joint development partner, with the City of Boulder City, Nevada, responsible for the build out and management of the Eldorado Droneport.

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