Westover is “No Drone Zone”

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  • By Master Sgt. Douglas Clark
  • 439th Airlift Wing

Westover officials would like to remind operators of drones or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) that it is illegal to fly over the base.
“No Drone Zone” signs have been posted at the gates and will be distributed around the perimeter of the base.
According to Master Sgt. Douglas Clark, Antiterrorism Program Manager, drone operation is legal below predetermined altitude around Westover find out more at Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/data_exchange/
Flying above the noted altitude requires coordination with the Westover Air Traffic Control Tower. Drone Operators can find out more information by going to the Recreational Drone Flyer Instructions: Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations, and you can request sUAS Certificate of Waiver or Authorization for operations within Westover’s Class D airspace by going to the FAA DroneZone: https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/
It is also a good idea to check rules in your local area.