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 Base 11, 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, Base 11, will provide training services including repair, flight, and “practical aspects” (uses) of UAS. For more information about the Base 11, go to http://www.base11.com.
The Eldorado Droneport can support civil entities with Section 333s and special airworthiness certificates, commercially and recreationally.
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Base 11 is creating the commercial droneport along with a teaching facility at the Boulder City site.
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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).
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 Base 11 on the world’s first commercial droneport.