FAA Announces ~ Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions

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Take warning there are a LOT of new Airspace Restrictions now in place across the US. Don't be THAT guy.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here.

The Agency is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – Special Security Instructions – to establish these restrictions. The relief provided under § 99.7 is limited to requests from the Department of Defense and U.S. federal security and intelligence agencies based on national security interests.

U.S. military facilities are considered “sensitive” as they are vital to the nation’s security. The FAA and the Department of Defense have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the facility’s lateral boundaries. There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA. The restrictions are effective on April 14, 2017.

Operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

For more information about these restrictions, including frequently asked questions, please visit the FAA’s UAS website.
 
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Thanks for posting this. I suspect that's it's common sense, but it seems that common sense and drones–for a few people–don't mix.
 
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I see much of the former blue Restricted Areas are now in Red on the map. Looks like what used to be Restricted but was open during certain hours is now 24/7 closed unless cleared with the facility or FAA.
 
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Thanks for posting this. I suspect that's it's common sense, but it seems that common sense and drones–for a few people–don't mix.
I agree 100%

Weren't military facilities already a no fly zone???
No there was no "blanket" Airspace Restrictions placed on them until now. I think it should have been this way all along.
 
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Areas that were listed as Restricted Special Use are now classified as Prohibited.
 

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