Section 7. UAS Operations on Airports

  1. UAS Operations on Airports
    1. Larger public and civil UAS operate from military, civilian and dual-use airports with set protocols and agreements with local ATC, often operate under IFR.
    2. sUAS operations on airports require coordination with the airport operator and respective air traffic control facility, Spectrum, the FAA Regional Airport District Office, or the State Department of Aviation, where applicable. Due to the complex nature of these operations, requests for on-airport operations within controlled airspace must be submitted via DroneZone for coordination with the air traffic control facility. On-airport operation requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis due to the inherent risks associated with operating in close proximity to areas frequented by manned aircraft.


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