Unmanned Aircraft Systems – UAS (ie: Drones, UAVs, model aircraft) activity is restricted in and around SBD International Airport. Before flying any UAS within the Class D airspace of KSBD an airspace authorization from the FAA must be granted. The KSBD airspace is currently unsupported by the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. All requests for airspace authorization (recreational use or commercial use) must be processed through the FAA Drone Zone webpage.
Please allow up to 90 days for the processing of any airspace authorization requests.
The Federal Aviation Administration has provided policy guidance for UAS operators – please click on the following links for more information:
- FAA Drone Zone
- FAA UAS (Drone) Website
- Vizualize It: See FAA UAS Data on a Map
- Know Before You Fly
- B4UFLY Smartphone App
- ACRP Report 144 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports
- AMA Website
Contact Airport Operations for more information!