You can fly Drones in the Sedona area – Do your research before flying of course

All over the Sedona Arizona Area drone enthusiasts come across No Drone Zone signs. Subscribers on this channel have asked about the area over the past year, especially after a recent video. After some Labor Day weekend research I learned that there are places around Sedona that are okay to fly.

Drone pilots need to do more than check 1 app, or 1 website. Checking with Skyvector, Airmap, and Kittyhawk I learned a lot about the Airspace in Sedona, Wilderness areas, and Class G Airspace. Simply put, stay out of the wilderness areas (shown on Skyvector and Airmap). Beyond that, and provided you’re operating in a safe manner, there are opportunities for some great images and video from your drone in Sedona.

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4 Comments

  1. souocara38 on October 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I recently heard that UAsidekick is a good app.

    Aside from the political stuff my impression of air map is that it’s not strictly representing the sectional charts but has a lot of suggestions which I don’t really, personally enjoy. I could be wrong about that though because I haven’t used it a lot. I became turned off to it pretty quick…

    One thing you didn’t mention in the video is drones being banned from the air versus people standing on the ground controlling drones being banned. Those signs might indicate that you’re not allowed to take off and land which is different than an air space thing.

    I wanted to post a picture but then I realized this isn’t Facebook so I can’t do that however I’ll explain what’s been explained to me. A sign that doesn’t have an ordinance on it is basically worthless legally. Apparently a city or other government agency can’t just put up a sign to ban something or otherwise regulate it unless there is ordinance backing it up and that ordinance should be on the sign

  2. Larry Schad on October 26, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    So how do the tour helicopters get around flying in wilderness areas? They truly ruin the wilderness experience and some fly quite low, definitely inside the 400 foot window. Also, B4UFLY doesn’t have wilderness areas either, which I guess isn’t surprising since Kittyhawk made it for them. I"m going to use Skyvector for an overview then switch over to Airmap to fine-tune it as it allows you to zoom in much closer with a satellite imagery overlay.

  3. Adam Eccleston on October 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Great information, thank you for sharing.

  4. vintagegirl1961 on October 26, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Doc the Haywood

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