Drone / UAV Rules & Regulations
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs / Drones) have become very popular for recreational use. Many UAV / Drone owners are new to aviation, so we’ve provided the following information to help prepare you to fly safely and legally.
Please visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/ if you are not a commercial UAV / Drone operator.
Please visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/commercial_operators/ if you ARE or intend to become a commercial UAV / Drone operator.
Per 14 CFR § 101.43 – Endangering the safety of the National Airspace System: “No person may operate model aircraft so as to endanger the safety of the National Airspace System.”
Before You Fly:
Call the Springerville Municipal Airport at 928-333-5746 and provide the following information:
- Your full name
- Your phone number
- UAV Registration Number
- The location of operation / flight
- The start date and time and duration of operation / flight
- Type and model of aircraft
- Maximum altitude of operation
Things to Know:
~ All UAVs / Drones / Model Aircraft must be registered with the FAA if they weigh over 0.55 pounds. https://faa.gov/uas/getting_started/register_drone/
~ All UAVs / Drones / Model Aircraft must be flown at least 5 miles away from any airport unless prior notification has been given to airport staff.
~ Always keep your aircraft in sight.
~ See and avoid all other aircraft. NEVER fly near manned aircraft.
~ Keep your aircraft below 400 feet.
~ Never fly near airports, stadiums, public buildings, emergency response efforts or large groups of people.