What does restricted airspace mean?
If the subject property is close in proximity to an airport, prison, government building, or stadium, there is a chance it falls in Restricted Airspace or a No Fly Zone.
Not to worry! We research every project location and check the surrounding airspace before flying. So we’ll keep you updated if we’re able to fly your project or not and if there will be any altitude restrictions or potential delays.
If necessary, we’ll also take care of any permission applications that might be required to fly for your project. Please note that we will be charging a $100 non-refundable fee for any permission applications that we will need to complete on our end for the FAA.
Why does this affect scheduling?
FAA approval/denial for flying in restricted airspace can take anywhere from 3 days to 30 days. Our pilot will submit the request for approval immediately but must wait for the FAA’s response to the approval request in order to proceed.
Throughout this process, the DCTVDrone team will keep you updated on the status of your order.
Why does this affect altitude?
Pilots are limited to a maximum altitude of 400′ per the FAA. However, the closer in proximity property is to an airport, prison, government building, or stadium, the stricter the altitude restrictions become in that area. Our team reviews these airspace and altitude restrictions for every order and will notify you if we expect the altitude and/or shot list to be affected.