No Fly Zones – Flying Your Drone in Restricted Airspace, Update
Unlocking an FAA No Fly Zone
For several years, the more expensive aerial drones on the market have been designed with built-in firmware that prevents start-up of the motors if the drone is in an FAA restricted airspace, also known as a no-fly zone (NFZ). These zones are typically found around airports, heliports, prisons, military installations, etc.
Here’s the latest information on No Fly Zones, updating my blogs (Part 1 and Part 2) posted last year.
Identification of No Fly Zones
The easiest way to determine if your intended flying area is in a No Fly Zone, is to check with one of the drone manufacturers’ web sites. For example, DJI posts their NFZ map online at this link. If you haven’t checked the map and you find your drone acting odd, you might be in a NFZ. Odd behavior…
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