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Where Can I Fly a Drone in the U.S.?

BY Alan Perlman
21 November 2014

From the Mapbox website:

Unmanned drones like quadcopters and fixed-wing aircraft are at the center of new airspace regulations by the FAA. While the FAA deliberates on rules and regulations, states, cities and other national organizations have implemented their own no-fly zones. To help people find safe places to fly, we’ve mapped established no-fly areas where drones are not permitted around all major airports, military bases, and national parks across the country. All the no-fly area data we collected to make these maps is now open data under CC-0.

Go explore the map

where can i fly a drone in the u.s.

Where can I fly a drone in the U.S.?

The map aggregates data that shows UAV pilots restricted airspace. Aside from TFRs, or temporary flight restrictions, which are tracked in yellow, the three no-fly zones, tracked in red and regulated by the FAA, are:

  • U.S. National Parks
  • U.S. Military Bases
  • 5-mile radius around medium to large airports

The interactive map is embedded below. You can also add a source to the map or check out their public Github repository.

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