Drone Operators

Drone operators should avoid flying near airports because it is difficult for manned aircraft to see and avoid a drone while flying. Remember that drone operators must avoid manned aircraft and are responsible for any safety hazard their drone creates in an airport environment.

Some basic rules are:

  • Fly at or below 400 feet.
  • Keep your drone within sight.
  • Don't fly in restricted airspace.
  • Don't fly near other aircraft, especially near airports.
  • Don't fly over groups of people.
  • Don't fly over stadiums or sports events.
  • Don't fly near emergency response efforts such as police or fire.

Check the FAA mobile app B4UFLY to help show where you can and cannot fly with interactive maps. Click here for more information on the app
FAA DroneZone


FAA DroneZone