Recreational Drone Found 15 Feet From Runway
Recently, when employees were doing a check at Boone County Regional Airport in Arkansas, a recreational drone was discovered just 15 feet off the runway.
The diameter of the toy drone was around six inches, and the airport staff believed that identical models cost little more than fifty dollars.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has very clear rules regarding the flying of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and these restrictions vary depending on the category of airspace in which the recreational drone is being flown.
“Our airport is in a Class E airspace. A drone is not allowed to go zero feet within four miles of our airport and can then go up to 400 feet after that,” said Boone County Regional Airport Manager Judy McCutcheon according to KY3. “That covers the entire city limits of Harrison, Arkansas, with the exception of the far southeast side. That is a no drone sight unless you are a 107 drone operator, and get permission with the FAA before you…