Flying drones within a five-mile radius of the Naval Air Station and within a three-mile radius of Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse in Jacksonville, Florida is prohibited.
Flying drones near Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL is prohibited
Clay Today reports that to keep personnel and assets safe and secure, drone pilots are prohibited from flying unmanned aircraft within a five-mile radius of the Naval Air Station and within a three-mile radius of Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Pilots who plan to fly drones within these areas must coordinate with and obtain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the commanding officer of the Navy base.
The use of drones from within the installation is unauthorized and may only be permitted by the commanding officer in accordance with the installation's instruction, applicable law, and FAA requirements. Flying drones for recreational purposes can be a lot of fun but it can also be dangerous. All drone pilots must thoroughly understand the rules and safety precautions where they fly. First, check with base operations and FAA. Never fly near ships or other aircraft, always ensure you know the latest policies and rules, and never fly over groups of people.
Other rules for recreation flyers include:
- • Register and mark drone
- • Fly drone only for recreational purposes
- • Fly at or below 400 feet above ground level
- • Obtain authorization before flying in controlled airspace
- • Keep drone within visual line-of-sight (LOS)
- • Do not fly at night unless lighting allows for maintaining LOS
- • Give way and do not interfere with manned aircraft
- • Never fly over any person or moving vehicle
- • Never interfere with emergency response activities
- • Never fly under the influence
- • Do not operate a drone in a careless or reckless manner
To help drone users safely operate their aircraft, the FAA has published guidelines regarding recreational drone use at https://www.faa.gov/uas/ and https://udds-faa.opendata.arcgis.com. They have also created the B4UFLY app (Google Play Store, Apple App Store) to help pilots safely operate their drones by providing
No drone zones around your GPS location. It also provides a flight planning function so drone users can ensure a safe and successful flight.
The Department of Defense supports civilian law enforcement investigations and the prosecution of unauthorized UAS operations over military installations. Operators who do not comply with FAA guidelines can be charged by the U.S. Government with criminal violations, civil penalties and have FAA certificates or authorizations revoked to operate unmanned aircraft. The DOD may also take security actions that result in the interference, disruption, seizure, damaging, or destruction of unmanned aircraft considered to pose a safety or security threat to protected DOD assets.
For more information on drone operations aboard the installation, contact Lt. Greg West at Gregory.T.West@navy.mil. To report suspicious activities, contact the NAS Jax watch commander at (904) 542-3222.
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