Unmanned Aircraft Operations Near Airports

For Civil Use Under Part 107

Remote UAS Pilots must:
Obtain air traffic control permission before flight in controlled airspace (Class B,C,D, or portion of E designated for an airport).

For Current Commercial Operators Under the Section 333 “Blanket COA”

Operators must remain:
5 nautical miles (NM) from an airport having an operational control tower; or
3 NM from an airport with a published instrument flight procedure, but not an operation tower; or
2 NM from an airport without a published instrument flight procedure or an operational tower; or
2 NM from a heliport with a published instrument flight procedure.

For Model Aircraft Use Under Part 101

Within 5 miles of an airport, the operator of the aircraft provides the airport operator and the air traffic control tower with prior notice of the operation.