An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), commonly known as a drone, is defined by statute as an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft (Public Law 112-95, Section 331(8)).
Report incident to Security Forces. Contact the Emergency Control Center (402) 294-4245/4246/6110 or click here
Flying a UAS on or near Barksdale Air Force Base has both safety and legal responsibilities. If you intend on operating a drone near Barksdale AFB assigned airspace, you must have authorization to do so. This page will provide you some guidance and resources to operate your UAS within the legal parameters and in a safe manner.
All UAS/drone flight operations, including Public, Civil, and Model Aircraft, are prohibited within the airspace over select national security sensitive facilities, including Barksdale AFB. These areas are designated “National Defense Airspace.” Operators who do not comply with these drone restrictions may incur criminal charges under 49 USC 46307.
Federal law requires ALL DRONES operated under 14 CFR Part 107 to be registered. The limited statutory exception for recreation requires registration of all aircraft weighing more than .55 pound (250 grams). All registered aircraft must have their registration number displayed on the exterior. You can find information on drone registration at https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/.
You will need to register your UAS or drone if it weighs more than 0.55 pounds.
First, be sure to maintain visibility with the UAS. Then, reporting can be done via the Connect App under safety. UAS sightings can be reported to Security Forces at 318-456-2551.
Congress defined a "model aircraft" as a UAS that meets all of the following:
The FAA has developed a mobile app called B4UFLY to help recreational UAS or drone operators know whether there are any restrictions or requirements where they want to fly. More information can be found at http://udds-faa.opendata.arcgis.com.
For more information about UAS usage and where to get up-to-date resources regarding regulations and fly zones check out the following links:
FAA DroneZone: https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/
What Type of Drone Flyer Are You: https://www.faa.gov/uas/
FAA UAS Interactive Map: http://udds-faa.opendata.arcgis.com
FAA Waiver Request Instructions: https://www.faa.gov/uas/request_waiver