Airport Security Procedures

The St. Louis Downtown Airport is committed to the safety and security of our customers, co-workers, and community. To ensure the highest level of protection for you and your aircraft, and in support of national efforts to increase aviation security across the country, please adhere to the following procedures:


Valid Identification is required for ramp access. Transient (non-based) pilots must register their aircraft upon arrival with a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and notify that same FBO at departure. (FBOs will maintain an accurate list of all aircraft at this airport and immediately report any that are missing. Obtain the name and local contact information for the pilot or individual responsible for the aircraft and ensure that same individual returns and is responsible for the aircraft’s departure.)

Flight crew must identify all passengers and baggage prior to boarding aircraft as a group. Baggage must not be left unattended. Pilots (or another responsible individual) must escort passengers or visitors at all times.

Only authorized personnel shall have access to aircraft or hangar keys. All persons accessing aircraft or ramp areas must present a photo ID. Aircraft and/or hangar doors must be locked/secured when unattended. Use aircraft anti-theft devices/lockable control surface devices, if possible. Refueling vehicles must remain locked/secured when unattended.

Notify airport management & fixed-base operator if an aircraft based at this airport will be departing for extended periods of time.

Personnel authorized access through drive-through gates are responsible for anyone entering the ramp while the gate is open. Stop inside the gate and wait for it to close behind you before proceeding. Do not allow other vehicles to pass through with you.

Vehicles should be parked in designated parking lots or inside locked hangars. Do not leave personal vehicles unattended on the ramp.

Immediately report suspicious activities to any or all of the following:

  • NATIONWIDE: 1-866-GA-SECUR (1-866-427-3287)
  • POLICE: DIAL “911”
  • FBI: 624-6248 (If no answer : 465-1024 or 217-522-9675)
  • AIRPORT MANAGEMENT: 618-337-6060 (8-5, M-F)
  • JET AVIATION LINE SERVICE: 618-646-8000 (24hrs)