wHAT IS A uas?

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)).

Zero Tolerance Policy: Know Your Drone Zone

  • Unauthorized UAS/drones that are in violation of restricted airspace on or near Barksdale AFB may be shot down and confiscated.
  • Failure to comply with official UAS policies, laws and guidance can lead to criminal prosecution and fines at the federal, state and local government levels.
  • UAS/drone pilots who are in violation of flying in a restricted airspace can be charged with reckless endangerment from local civilian authorities, even when the FAA takes no legal action.

Report incident to Security Forces. Contact the Emergency Control Center (402) 294-4245/4246/6110 or click here

UAS Usage over Military Installations

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.



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/

Mobile App:https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/b4ufly/

FAA UAS Interactive Map: http://udds-faa.opendata.arcgis.com

FAA Waiver Request Instructions: https://www.faa.gov/uas/request_waiver