Recreational flights at airports that don't have LAANC

If you are a recreational drone pilot looking to fly in controlled airspace at non-LAANC participating airports, you can now submit airspace requests via the FAA DroneZone.

In this video how to do that and how to find out how high you can fly by using the UAS Facility Map.

FAA DroneZone website:
UAS Facility Map:

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  1. Jet Martin on October 31, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Awesome information! Super helpful that you walked through an example. I wonder if there is a way for you to request a waiver that would allow you to fly in all parts of an airport’s grid that support flights of "X" (e.g., 200) feet or more?…after all you may want to fly in multiple areas and you don’t want to fill out multiple requests to give you that flexibility. And it could be very tricky to do this using the "radius method" that you used. It would be nice if the each grid square had an identifier and so you could specify all of the grid#’s that you wanted to fly in via their #…of course making sure to keep your requested max flight height below the max height restrictions. Thoughts on how you might be able to do this? Thinking you might have connections at FAA and you could ask them how to request this type of "broader" request. Thx.

  2. Julian lar on October 31, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the video! I used it to fill out my application by following the steps outlined here. I filled it out on October 1st and it was approved today, October 7th. But…they did change my dates to start on November 8th, instead of November 1st like I had requested. They definitely read everything and made some corrections to what I submitted, but overall, it went without any problems.

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