UAS Test and Flight Facility
Christman Airfield is CSU’s premier UAS testing, flight, training and research site. The airfield is overseen by the CSU Drone Center and CSU Facilities. UAS testing, flight, and research here is open CSU, other instituions, governmental partners, and industy. The airfield in not open to general recreational sUAS flight.
Christman airfield has a 4,000 foot long runway, desginated at a private airport, (CO55) , and is owned and operated but Colorado State University.
The CSU Drone Center has several part 107 waviers for the Christman Field for the purpose of research, training, flight, and UAS developement. These waivers are currently BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) and night time.
The airfield has a automated weather station which reports current conditions every 5 minutes. You can find the current observations here.
All UAS/Aviation operations at the airfield must be approved by CSU Drone Center and CSU Facilties.
Non-CSU/Reascher Institution UAS operators wishing to use the airfield for civil UAS flight may need a CSU Drone Center staff member to supervise the airfield operation. For simple operation this is $30 an hour, for complex operations it $80 and hour. Mutliple staff memebers may be need depending on the operation