Get airside access at YQF

Below you will see a list of items required to attain the proper clearance and documentation for your business at the Red Deer Regional Airport. Please select the category that best explains your required access, and complete the steps below listed for your classification. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to reach out to our Director, Safety and Security.

Important Notes

High visibility vests and valid airport identification, with head and shoulder photo, are required at all times when accessing Red Deer Regional Airport airside property.

When driving airside, vehicle operators must have a valid driver’s licence and vehicle registration available for presentation upon demand.

Restricted Access and Identification Passes must be picked up in person, from the Airport Administration Office located at:

3800 Airport Drive Springbrook, AB T4S 0E2

Security Clearances

Red Deer Regional Airport Authority has two levels of security clearance.

  1. A Restricted Area Pass (RAP) is granted to persons who meet the eligibility requirements for access to restricted areas; a Criminal Record Check may be requested.
  2. An Identification Pass – Non-Restricted Airside Area is granted to persons who meet the eligibility requirements for airside access, including driving privileges on aprons and/or taxiways.

Clearances Available

No Driving Privileges

General Operations, Administration Staff

Apron Privileges (“A” AVOP)

Mechanics, Hangar Owners/Renters, Employees

Apron & Taxiway Privileges (“D/A” AVOP)

Fuellers, Baggage Handlers, De-Icers, Mechanics

Restricted Area Privileges (RAP) Including Runways (“D” AVOP)

Contractors, Security, Operations Staff

Note: Driving privileges for runways (“D” AVOP) are extremely limited. Please contact the Director, Airport Operations to determine eligibility.

Applying for Clearance

Complete the Consolidated Security Application and submit it to the Director, Safety & Security; follow the requirements appropriate to the clearance being requested.