Colorado Army national Guard flyover requests require an exception to policy.
Colorado Air National Guard flyover requests are requested through the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs website: http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil.
We encourage you to submit your requests, and SAF/PA will determine eligibility based on Fiscal Year guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
When requesting an Air National Guard F-16 or C-21 aircraft, first visit www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil. This Web site will take you through the steps and questions that will generate the DD Form 2535. After completing this step you can print out and sign the DD 2335 to send to the Colorado National Guard for tracking.
Requests for Army aviation support, which includes anything using helicopter or C-26 aircraft (i.e. flyover, aircraft static display, repelling or parachute demonstrations) must be made with a signed DD Form 2535 REQUEST FOR MILITARY AERIAL SUPPORT.
The requester is responsible for receiving FAA approval and returning that approval to the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Office and, for Air National Guard flyovers, to the Aerial Events Office. To find an FAA flight standards office in your area, go to: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo.
You may request military participation other than aircraft; such as a military band, color guard, displays of military equipment, etc., using a signed DD Form 2536 Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events.
As the requestor you are responsible for tracking the progress of your request.
Step 1: Complete the written request
For flyovers or air shows: Once the DD Form 2535 is submitted to the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs (www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil) a signed copy must be sent to the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Office along with the SAF/PA request number (typically 12 alpha-numeric digits). The request will then be logged into the Community Support request database and begin the internal review process, if applicable. Please provide an e-mail address for further communications.
For static displays and non-aerial support: Submit a signed DMA 2536 form directly to the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Office (Skip step 2).
A cursory review of your request by the Community Support specialist will occur before being forwarded for (1) Public Affairs Officer review, (1) the Staff Judge Advocate review, (2) the U.S. Property and Fiscal Accounting Office review, (3) and finally The Adjutant General of Colorado for final approval.
If your request is deemed not authorized by military regulations or unsupportable at this point, you will be notified by email or phone.
Step 2: Additional signatures and approvals for flyover requests
Once the request has been submitted to both the SAF/PA and the CONG/PA you must contact your local FAA representative. Upon receiving a signed approval from the FAA, you must fax a copy of it to SAF/PA at 703-693-9601, and e-mail a copy to the CONG/PA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After FAA approval has been granted SAF/PA will process for approval, denial or request more information.
If approved by SAF/PA, the supporting unit or CONG/PA will contact you for the following information no later than 14 days prior to the event:
1. Direction jets should travel
2. Preferred time of flyover
3. Approximate Latitude and Longitude of centermost point of flyover (can provide street intersections, if necessary)
Step 3: Unit Acceptance
After being classified as an approved and supportable request, your request will be referred to a Colorado National Guard unit that possesses the asset(s) you are requesting.
Even though a request is deemed legal, support is still dependent upon the availability of personnel/equipment and it may not conflict with regularly scheduled training or missions.
Once the unit has advised the Community Support section of acceptance and ability to execute the mission, you will be contacted directly by the supporting unit. From this point, for this mission only, you are authorized to communicate directly with the supporting unit.
Due to high demand and limited resources, all accepted support requests are still considered tentative until executed.
Step 4: Following an Event
As a condition of support, please mail or e-mail us a follow-up letter with the total attendance at your event and any feedback you have on the support that was provided, to include the handling and processing of your request.