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UAS Facility Map Decision Flow Chart

A facility map does not give you permission to fly a drone within controlled airspace.

You must submit an on-line request and receive FAA approval to fly in Class B, C, D, and Surface Area E airspace.

Below are some steps that may help reduce the time it takes the FAA to process your Airspace Authorization request.

Here, There

Decide where you want to fly
(such as the address and
Latitude/Longitude.)

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Open the map and type the
address or Lat/Long where
you want to operate in the
SEARCH bar located at the
top left corner of the screen.

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Identify the altitude in the grid.
This altitude is measured in feet
above the ground level. If the
proposed operation falls in
multiple grids, identify the lowest
altitude in all the grids in which
you want to operate.

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Find the Latitude Longitude
(Lat Long) of the cursor
located on the lower left
corner of the map.

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Submit an airspace
authorization request
in compliance with the
map altitude to operate
in that specific location.

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Authorization requests
for an altitude in excess of
the map altitude will require
further coordination.

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