Air Force Academy PPR Forms

Landing your personal-experimental-homebuilt-civilian aircraft at the U.S. Air Force Academy is not a big deal! It's... a medium-sized deal. But if you follow the three-step instructions below, things will work out just fine.

Step 1: Paperwork

No later than May 1, you will need to fill out and submit three forms signed in BLUE ink (for real -- black ink is not acceptable):

Detailed instructions for completing the forms above:

PDF icon Ben Lowell Competition Civil Acft Landing Permit Guide (2019).pdf

IAC 12 recommends that you complete these forms as soon as possible, and mail to:


Airfield Manager

306th Operations Support Squadron

USAF Academy, CO

Comm 719-333-2307 


As an alternative, you can also save a stamp by scanning and emailing paperwork to the address below:

donald.alexander.11 [at]

Again, these documents must be received no later than May 1, 2019. Signed in BLUE ink.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please call, text or email IAC 12 Ben Lowell point of contact, Mike Arensmeyer.  Contact info:

arensmeyerm1 [at]      Phone/text (970) 308-6864     

Step 2: Flight Plans

Military regulations require that all arriving and departing aircraft operate under a flight plan. So on the day of arrival, be sure to file a flight plan before you launch for the last leg, and don't forget to activate it once airborne. Again, I will send a reminder email 3 days prior to the contest and provide a link to the list of approved PPR numbers.  Be sure to include your PPR number in your flight plan.

Step 3: Get on the Access List

Please forward the following information for everyone (all ages) attending Ben Lowell, including contestants, visitors, non-flying volunteers, spectators, etc. Send full names, date of birth, and for those old enough, drivers license info (State and license number) to Mike Arensmeyer at arensmeyerm1 [at] or text to 970-308-6864. Mike will acknowledge receipt and insure the Academy gets the information. If not on the access list, individuals may be denied access to the Academy Airfield. For non-US citizens please contact Mike. More airfield access details and driving instructions to follow.