Effective today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has instituted airspace restrictions for drone operations up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of 133 U.S. military facilities.

These facilities and their lateral boundaries are available on the AirMap platform and viewable on AirMap’s iOS, Android, and Web apps, and all other software powered by the AirMap platform. Toggle on “Restricted Special Use” areas when planning your flight to ensure that you’re in compliance with these restrictions.

According to the FAA, exceptions may be made to permit drone operations within these restricted areas if coordinated directly with the respective facility or the FAA. Operators in violation of these restrictions are subject to enforcement measures.

The restriction of drone operations over these military facilities bolsters the industry’s commitment to preserving national security by opening the skies to safe and responsible drone flight at scale.