FAA establishes restrictions of UAS flights over numerous Dept. of Justice, Dept of Defense facilities

WASHINGTON -  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is exercising its authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

Feb 18th, 2019
FAA establishes restrictions of UAS flights over numerous Dept. of Justice, Dept of Defense facilities
FAA establishes restrictions of UAS flights over numerous Dept. of Justice, Dept of Defense facilities
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is exercising its authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

Information on the FAA Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which defines these restrictions, and all of the currently covered locations, can be found at the UAS Data Display System, which provides an interactive map, downloadable geospatial data, and other important details. A link to these restrictions is also included in the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app.

Additional, broader information regarding flying drones in the National Airspace System, including frequently asked questions, is available on the FAA’s UAS website.

In cooperation with Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Defense (DOD), the FAA is established additional restrictions on drone flights up to 400 feet at dozens of sites. The full list is available on the FAA's page regarding the announcment. These changes are pending until they become effective on February 26.

Operators who violate the flight restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

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