FAA Establishes New UAS Flight Restrictions Near 4 Naval Sites
Monday, May 21, 2018 | Comments

In response to recent requests by federal agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing new or modifying existing restrictions on drone flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of four sites. These changes become effective June 1.

The four sites include Naval Support Activity Monterey, California (new); Naval Air Station Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas (new); Naval Support Activity Orlando, Florida (new); and Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Indian Head, Maryland (boundary change).

Only a few exceptions permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

The FAA is continuing to consider additional requests by federal agencies for UAS-specific airspace restrictions. The FAA will announce additional changes to these restrictions.

More information is here.

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