DRONE GUIDELINES

As federal regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, are still evolving, it's critical to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Scholes International Airport advises commercial and recreational UAS operators to always check the Federal Aviation Administration UAS web page for any new updates regarding UAS policies and procedures.

The Scholes International Airport participates in the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. LAANC was set up to increase access for drone pilots who want to fly into controlled airspace near an airport.

Drone pilots planning to fly under 400 feet in controlled airspace near airports must receive an airspace authorization through a LAANC Service Supplier before they fly. You no longer contact the local Air Traffic Control Tower for this authorization.

The LAANC capability is available to pilots operating under the Small UAS Rule Part 107or under the exception for Recreational Flyers. You can find a list of approved LAANC Service Suppliers here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Register your aircraft using this website if it weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg).

Founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Available for download on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Andriod. Recreational flyers now have the FAA's first mobile application, to improve the user experience and help show where they can and cannot fly with interactive maps.

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