Centennial Airport

Denver, Colorado, United States

Noise Abatement Information - Last update 05/15/2019




The following guidelines are recommended VOLUNTARY practices to minimize sound levels in the vicinity of Centennial Airport.

General Guidelines:
-Traffic pattern altitude 6,885ft MSL (1,000ft. AGL)
-If possible avoid noise sensitive areas as shown in green on the Noise Sensitive Areas Map.(See attached brochure)
-Terrain rises significantly to the south, southwest and west of Centennial Airport. Please adjust altitude accordingly.
-For additional information regarding aircraft noise abatement, please call the Centennial Airport Noise Office: 303-790-0598.

All Aircraft:
-Avoid unnecessary training and ILS training operations between 10:00pm and 7:00am.
-Adjust power settings slowly.
-Observe noise abatement signs at runway departure ends.
-Avoid noise sensitive areas when able.(See attached brochure)

Propeller Aircraft:
-Wind permitting, request runway 10/28.
-Take off and climb at best angle of climb(Vx) to 500ft. Then best rate(Vy).
-Reduce prop RPM as soon as possible and do not increase RPM until on short final for landing.
-Avoid intersection take offs.
-When cleared for landing or take off, remain South of Arapahoe Rd if possible.
-Avoid noise sensitive areas when able.(See attached brochure)
-If traffic pattern volume becomes saturated causing extended pattern length beyond the suggested Arapahoe Road and Lincoln Avenue boundaries then consider returning at less busy time to remain within the depicted traffic pattern.

Jet Aircraft:
-Follow NBAA noise abatement guidelines.
-Minimize use of reverse thrust.
-Use thrust reduction techniques.

-Helicopter operators please contact Tower for preferred noise abatement routes.
-Avoid noise sensitive areas when able.(See attached brochure)

  Images / Diagrams



  Reverse Thrust

Voluntary Minimize use of reverse thrust.

  Intersection Takeoffs

All Runways

Please use full length whenever possible

  Flight Training

Attempt to stay South of Arapahoe Road, North of Lincoln, and East of I-25 when in the traffic pattern. See fly quiet brochure for further information.

  Community Groups/Info

Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30PM at Arapahoe Board Room 6924 S. Lima, Centennial, 80112

  Stage II

As of December 31, 2015, operation of Stage I & II aircraft will not be permitted in the United States.

  Flight Track Monitoring

  Noise Monitoring

  Prior Permission (PPR) Operations

Please contact airport operations for all PPRs.

  Airport Contact Info

Name: Robert Olislagers, Executive Director
Phone: 303-790-0598
Noise Hotline: 303-790-4709
Fax: 303-790-2129
Web Address: http://www.centennialairport.com/
Noise Complaint Address: http://complaints.bksv.com/apa3
7800 South Peoria Street
Centennial CO 80112

  NBAA Procedures



  AOPA Noise Awareness Steps

Following are some general guidelines and techniques to minimize the noise impact produced by aircraft operating near the ground.

1. If practical, avoid noise-sensitive areas such as residential areas, open-air assemblies (e.g. sporting events and concerts), and national park areas. Make every effort to fly at or above 2,000 feet over the surface of such areas when overflight cannot be avoided.

2. Consider using a reduced power setting if flight must be low because of cloud cover or overlying controlled airspace or when approaching the airport of destination. Propellers generate more noise than engines; flying with the lowest practical rpm setting will reduce the aircraft's noise level substantially.

3. Perform stalls, spins, and other practice maneuvers over uninhabited terrain.

4. Many airports have established specific noise abatement procedures. Familiarize yourself and comply with these procedures.

5. To contain aircraft noise within airport boundaries, avoid performing engine runups at the ends of runways near housing developments. Instead, select a location for engine runup closer to the center of the field.

6. On takeoff, gain altitude as quickly as possible without compromising safety. Begin takeoffs at the start of a runway, not at an intersection.

7. Retract the landing gear either as soon as a landing straight ahead on the runway can no longer be accomplished or as soon as the aircraft achieves a positive rate of climb. If practical, maintain best-angle-of-climb airspeed until reaching 50 feet or an altitude that provides clearance from terrain or obstacles. Then accelerate to best-rate-of-climb airspeed. If consistent with safety, make the first power reduction at 500 feet.

8. Fly a tight landing pattern to keep noise as close to the airport as possible. Practice descent to the runway at low power settings and with as few power changes as possible.

9. If a VASI or other visual approach guidance system is available, use it. These devices will indicate a safe glidepath and allow a smooth, quiet descent to the runway.

10. If possible, do not adjust the propeller control for flat pitch on the downwind leg; instead, wait until short final. This practice not only provides a quieter approach, but also reduces stress on the engine and propeller governor.

11. Avoid low-level, high-power approaches, which not only create high noise impacts, but also limit options in the event of engine failure.

12. Flying between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. should be avoided whenever possible. (Most aircraft noise complaints are registered by residents whose sleep has been disturbed by noisy, low-flying aircraft.)

Note: These recommendations are general in nature; some may not be advisable for every aircraft in every situation. No noise reduction procedure should be allowed to compromise safety.

Temporary Information (None)


Mandatory Restrictions (None)


Curfews (None)


Arrivals (Not Specified)

Not specified

Departures (Not Specified)

Not specified

Preferential Runways (No Preference)

No preference

Preferential Instrument Procedures (None)


Pattern Altitudes (None Specified. Refer to FAA A/FD.)

None specified. refer to faa a/fd.

APU Use (No Restrictions)

No restrictions

Engine Runup (No Restrictions)

No restrictions

Stage III (No Restrictions)

No restrictions

Noise Ordinance (None)


Airport Maps

Airport Contact

Name: Robert Olislagers, Executive Director
Phone: 303-790-0598
Noise: 303-790-4709
Fax: 303-790-2129
7800 South Peoria Street
Centennial CO 80112

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Airport Data

Elevation: 5,885 ft
City: Denver, Colorado, United States
Sectional Chart: Denver
Flight Service: Denver FSS
Control Tower: Yes
Wind Indicator: Yes
Fuel: 100LLA