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UAS Frequently Asked Questions

Know Your Drone Zone

Can I fly my drone on base?

To ensure the safety and security of our base assets and personnel, drone operations within a five-mile radius of any airfield facilities and a three-mile radius of their outlying landing fields must be coordinated with the base’s air operations department. In order to operate a UAS on a Navy installation, authorization from the commanding officer is required. For more information on where drone operations are approved, you can refer to the individual installation instructions and the Federal Aviation Administration’s website at www.faa.gov.

Want permission to fly the drone on base?

Call the Security Department at the base for further guidance.

Have a drone and want to find out where you can fly it?

  • Go to https://www.faa.gov/uas/ for more information on when and where you can fly.

  • Download the B4UFLY app and find out where you can fly your drone near you and use the flight planning function to develop a safe flight. For more information, please visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/where_to_fly/b4ufly/

You can find more information on drones at the following websites:

  • Federal Aviation Authority: https://www.faa.gov/uas/ 

  • B4UFLY: https://www.faa.gov/uas/where_to_fly/b4ufly/

  • Know Before You Fly: http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems: http://www.auvsi.org/

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics: http://www.modelaircraft.org/

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