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The 5 Best Places to Fly a Drone in Orlando

A list of the best places to fly your drone in Orlando, Florida.

In this article, we’ve scouted out the best places to fly a drone in Orlando, Florida.

If you live in (or are traveling to) Orlando, please use this page as a resource to better understand not just where to fly, but also where it’s legal and illegal to fly a drone. We provide guidance on regulations to help you stay compliant with both federal and local rules.

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A Sectional Chart of the airspace surrounding Orlando, FL. Source: VFR Map

Orlando Drone Laws — Recreational vs. Commercial

The first thing to understand about flying a drone in Orlando (or any city for that matter) is that under federal FAA regulations, you are either operating recreationally or commercially.

  • Recreational drone pilots fall under the FAA’s model aircraft rules, which are laid out here. As long as your aircraft is registered and you follow the guidance on that page, you’re good to go.

Also, as a recreational drone pilot, you must notify the airport operator and air traffic control tower before flying within five miles of an airport. When we list the locations below, we’ll share whether or not there are airports within five miles of the location.

If flying commercially, it doesn’t matter if you’re flying within five miles of an airport. What matters is whether or not you’re in controlled airspace (Class B, C, D or E) or uncontrolled airspace (Class G). If you’re operating commercially in Class B, C, D, or E controlled airspace, you’ll need to request airspace authorization. When we list locations below, we’ll share whether they sit in controlled or uncontrolled airspace.

Get up-to-date airspace information, including temporary flight restrictions, using tools like B4UFLY, Kittyhawk, or Airmap.

Interested in becoming an FAA-certified drone pilot so you can operate under the Part 107 regulations and make money flying your drone? Check out our industry-leading, online training course over at Drone Pilot Ground School.

So those are the federal rules.

But what about local Orlando drone laws?

Here’s a guide we put together for drone laws in Florida. Make sure to consult that to see if there are any local drone ordinances you should follow in Orlando. When in doubt, use good judgment and follow the FAA’s guidelines.

Note: The content on this page is meant for informational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of legal counsel. If we missed something, or if you have further questions, please send an email to support[at]uavcoach[dot]com, and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Where to Fly a Drone in Orlando

Alrighty—without further ado, here are our top picks for the best places to fly a drone in the Orlando area. We selected these locations based on airspace restrictions, accessibility, and attractions. You’ll find that most of the locations we’ve chosen are located in uncontrolled, Class G airspace where you don’t need to request permission to fly. Additionally, we made sure to highlight any locations with designated sUAS/remote aircraft fields.

1 — Tangerine Field (AMA)

203 W Keene Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

Tangerine Field is an AMA field located just outside of Orlando, Florida in Apopka. It consists of 50 acres and welcomes all types of RC aircraft. The airfield is run and operated by the Remote Control Association of Central Florida and the Orlando RC Helicopter SOC Torchs. It features a large runway and the rest of the property is wide open. This makes it a great location to meet up with other aviation enthusiasts and fly your drone. There are various sheltered buildings and even a concession area. Drone pilots will appreciate this well-maintained airfield that is enjoyed by so many.

A10 WartHog at RCACF

2 — Lake Street Park

E 4th Ave, Windermere, FL 34786

Lake Street Park is located within close proximity to Orlando Florida, in Windermere. It sits on the western shore of Lake Down. The park features a walking trail, a fishing pier, and stunning views of the lake. With a surface area of 886 acres, there are ample opportunities at this location for drone pilots.

Lake Down Windermere Florida 2018 4K Aerial Drone Lakefront Homes

3 — Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park

Orlando, FL 32833

The Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park is a massive 9,000-acre nature preserve. This expansive property offers wildlife viewing, and trails used for biking, walking, and horseback riding. Much of the area is open with various species of mature trees, with creeks and rivers intertwined throughout the diverse landscape. Drone pilots will enjoy the incredible scenic views this location offers.

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Source: Miguel. V

4 — Lake Louisa State Park

7305 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714

Lake Louisa State Park is located in Clermont, Florida. It consists of over 4,300 acres of land. There are several smaller lakes that are included within the park, in addition to Lake Louisa. It features various species of trees, vegetation, and wildlife. Some recreational activities include horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and hiking. The park has something to offer everyone and drone pilots will appreciate the beauty of this wide-open area.

fly drone Lake Louisa state park

Source: Ebyabe

5 — Cherokee Point Conservation Area

2501 Cherokee Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772

Cherokee Point Conservation Area is located on the eastern shores of Lake Tohopekaliga, in St. Cloud, Florida. It is important to note that the northern section of the lake is Class D airspace. Always remain vigilant of air traffic and get authorization when it’s needed. The property was purchased by Osceola County in 2012 in order to preserve wetlands. The preserve features a variety of wildlife species, including many endangered birds. The wide-open space offers fantastic views of the wetlands and lake.

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Source: Experience Kissimmee

Take a Drone Flight Training Class in Orlando

If you’re new to drones or looking to take your flight skills to the next level, we offer hands-on drone flight training in the Orlando area. Our classes are typically 90 minutes long, and our expert instructors walk you through what to do before, during and after your flight—you’ll practice intelligent flight modes and learn how to stay safe but also how to get the shots or data you need. During the class, you’ll also get a chance to ask questions about regulations, software, flight operations management, checklists and more.

Sign up for a hands-on drone flight training class in Orlando.