The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 army services to deal with nationwide safety considerations about unauthorized drone operations.
The particular restricted areas are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and could also be seen on-line through an interactive map right here.
The Agency is utilizing its present authority below Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – Special Security Instructions – to ascertain these restrictions. The aid supplied below § 99.7 is proscribed to requests from the Department of Defense and U.S. federal safety and intelligence companies primarily based on nationwide safety pursuits.
The FAA went on to elucidate:
U.S. army services are thought of “sensitive” as they’re very important to the nation’s safety. The FAA and the Department of Defense have agreed to limit drone flights as much as 400 toes throughout the facility’s lateral boundaries. There are just a few exceptions that let drone flights inside these restrictions, they usually have to be coordinated with the person facility and/or the FAA. The restrictions are efficient on April 14, 2017.
Operators who violate the airspace restrictions could also be topic to enforcement motion, together with potential civil penalties and legal fees.
And this won’t be the primary restriction we see of this nature:
The FAA is contemplating further requests from federal safety and intelligence companies for restrictions utilizing the FAA’s § 99.7 authority as they’re acquired.
Stay tuned for updates as they arrive in.
Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and based UAV Coach in 2014 to assist join drone fans, to offer world-class sUAS trade coaching programs, and to assist push the drone neighborhood ahead with a deal with security and industrial alternatives.