Drone Laws in Virginia and DC | Flying in Restricted Areas

Today we discuss drone laws in restricted areas like Virginia and DC. How can you fly in such sensitive and controlled areas?

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Timestamps
01:46 – Learn about our current and forthcoming drone trainings
05:13 – Today’s question is about drone laws and flying in areas with heavy flight restrictions
06:05 – Can drone pilots fly in Northern Virginia and around DC?
07:41 – Step by step instructions for getting approval in restricted areas
08:13 – Can you launch and grow a drone business if you living close to restricted areas like Northern Virginia and DC?
09:15 – Will building relationships help our caller fly more often?
09:56 – Whom should drone pilots contact for flying in restricted areas?
12:32 – Is it possible to fly a drone near the Ronald Reagan Airport?

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12 Comments

  1. Paul Murray on February 28, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    It Would Be Helpful To Allow Low Level Flight For Commercial Flights To Include Flying A sUAS Lower Or Below Than Any Natural Trees / Barriers, Or Structures Within A 400 Feet Radius Of The Area To Be Flown.

  2. Mark Ennes on February 28, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I don’t understand how he can discuss flying in the DC FRZ without mentioning NOTAM FDC 6/2069. After all, that’s the document where all these restrictions come from. I would think it would be a worthwhile mention. I suspect he’s never read it or heard about it.

    If you read about waivers in the document, the document is discussing the procedure for flying in the DC SFRA. That is not the same as flying in the DC FRZ. There are no waivers mentioned for flying in the DC FRZ. The process the guy on the right mentions regarding obtaining a waiver and calling a phone number is the process for flying in the DC SFRA. I believe the guy on the right is confusing DC SFRA and DC FRZ. Flying in the DC FRZ is prohibited, and it states same multiple times in the document. The word "waiver" is not mentioned anywhere in association with the DC FRZ.

    Here is just one example from Section V, B. UAS OPERATIONS IN THE DC SFRA MUST NOT PENETRATE THE DC FRZ. UAS OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE DC FRZ.

    I don’t know what else the feds could do to make the point more clear.

  3. Elix Tido on February 28, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    That flight hit the bridge because it was improperly de-iced. The no fly zone should be a one or two mile circle around DCA.

  4. ryerye700 on February 28, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Rapid City?

  5. Hope Prayer on March 1, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Hey guys! Love all your helpful videos! I’m looking forward to taking some training with you guys specifically the mapping and reconstruction classes as soon as I am able to. I have my 107. I plan to sign up online as soon as I can.

  6. Dante Gh on March 1, 2021 at 12:05 am

    So are we allowed to fly over Washington DC or not ??

  7. TJ Liwanag on March 1, 2021 at 12:09 am

    I live in Alexandria. No DJI take-off possible 🙁

  8. ke4uyp on March 1, 2021 at 12:09 am

    This show makes absolutely no sense you give an answer to the question and restrict the amount of information you have on hand and give no reason why. If it’s complicated great but what good does it do to give someone just a little bit of information when you already have all the answers. Why should someone have to work out the details on their own when you have this information right in front of you. I thought the entire purpose of this show was to help professionals why can’t you give all the information what is your loss let me guess you’ll lose money and your classes that’s all you are worried about.

  9. michael lee on March 1, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Well for one not a lot to go with this one. So I guess it’s do your research, ask questions, and hope you have everything FAA, SS and whoever else approves your request. Also Trump flies into West Palm Beach or PBIA when he makes a visit not Ft. Lauderdale. I know I live down here in Florida and his TFR effects only the Palm Beach’s. I can go to Lauderdale and fly no problem done it many a time while he is here.

  10. F Ar on March 1, 2021 at 12:22 am

    5:13 – skip to the actual answer

  11. Kyle Katchka on March 1, 2021 at 12:25 am

    This is completely wrong… oh my…
    I’m sorry guys, but the SS is not the main element to flying in the FRZ, TSA is.. I have a 3 week COA to fly around DC in 2 weeks.

  12. Ninja Shark on March 1, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I consider my self #1 drone pilot in Virginia for many reasons. I wanna start making profit with my drone tho.

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