This manual provides standardized airfield, heliport, and airspace criteria for the geometric layout, design, and construction of runways, helipads, taxiways, aprons, landing zones (LZs), short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) facilities, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) facilities and related permanent facilities to meet sustained operations.
For referenced drawings within the UFC such as VL and LHD pads, submit a Criteria Change Request (CCR) using the link below and include your Service (Army, Air Force or Navy), valid project information indicating need, and your contact information and a representative from your Service will get in touch with you. Drawings will only be released to DoD personnel. Always check back for the latest drawing revisions. CADD and PDF versions are available.