FAA Notice: Drone Flight Restrictions Established Over 133 M…

FAA Notice —

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 army amenities to handle nationwide safety issues 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 beneath Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – Special Security Instructions – to ascertain these restrictions. The reduction supplied beneath § 99.7 is proscribed to requests from the Department of Defense and U.S. federal safety and intelligence businesses based mostly on nationwide safety pursuits.

U.S. army amenities are thought of “sensitive” as they’re 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 only some exceptions that let drone flights inside these restrictions, and so they 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 felony costs.

For extra details about these restrictions, together with continuously requested questions, please go to the FAA’s UAS web site.
Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone business: it’s folks, merchandise, traits, and occasions.
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