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.


  • All operators are required to register their aircraft with the FAA. You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register a UAS and do not register.

  • All operators are required to have a Certificate of Authorization and a Waiver to fly within 5 NM of an airport with a Control Tower. This includes the Scholes International Airport Class D airspace.

UAS Drone Operations in Galveston


5 Nautical Mile Radius  -  Class D Airspace

City of Galveston
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