Yuma County Airport Authority has transformed Rolle Airfield from a former WWII aviation training field into an ideal facility for companies focused on Aviation / Aerospace or UAS related activities for small-frame aeronautical systems and support equipment industry.
Rolle Field has the capability of supporting established companies and academia who possess proper FAA Air Worthiness Certificates or Certificates of Authorization to operate or perform R&D.
Rolle Field can also be used as a program build-up area for those testing their programs at Yuma Proving Grounds.
YPG's North Range complex includes the availability of two complete central command-and-control centers that have the ability to exercise complete management over all UAS operations going on at YPG. This provides the critical third component, command-and-control, of the UAS system. The command-and-control facilities that we offer also include multiple fixed and mobile control centers specifically designed for the operation of UAS testing.
YPG's North Range Complex also includes six airfields starting with Laguna Army Airfield. Laguna has two runways, four large hangers available for UAS operations, full crash rescue services and equipment, normal support facilities for a military airfield and is the logistical headquarters for the support of Yuma Proving Ground aviation facilities.
The Castle Dome UAS Site is comprised of a 3000 foot paved runway, two 20,000 square-foot UAS maintenance hangers, which also include maintenance and shop areas, administrative space, and mission briefing rooms. Castle Dome also includes modern facilities for UAS training and UAS control operations.
Site Eight contains a 1,500 foot paved runway, five UAS hangers, ample maintenance and shop areas, and includes two 800 sq. ft. mission control rooms.
Location 2 includes both a 4,000-foot runway and a 2,500-foot runway. Also available are two UAS hangers plus maintenance and shop areas with additional office space. Along the edge of the 4,000 foot runway are operational control stations which are required by some UAS operators because they must be at or very near by the runway during the launch and recovery of their UAS systems.
The North Range Complex also includes a 5,000-foot dirt runway with easy access and full instrumentation for UAS operations.
Site B-2 in the North Range Complex has a 4,000 foot paved runway with a hanger and office space.
All UAS operational areas within the North Range Complex are serviced by broadband Internet over a dual ring fiber optic cable network, which provides a complete range of data and communication services. The fiber optic system is an integral part of the photometry and telemetry monitoring systems that are used for all UAS testing.