- Jan 2, 2017
hi, I'm trying to operate my drone strictly for hobby use within a class c airspace (Nashville INTL). The space I'll be flying is 4.83NM from the airport. Am I allowed to contact the ATC or airport manager directly to notify them of my flight? During recent research I've seen that I must go through FAAs online portal which could take up to 90 days. Do I have to use this portal for hobby flight or can I contact ATC directly.. Any help would be great, trying to fly safe and not break any regulations / rules.