Can you fly over military bases that don't have a helipad or airstrip?

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  1. beachcombing

    beachcombing Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Also check out the AirMap app or website.


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  2. George Templeman

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    Now going off topic, would be interested in have a discussing about the procedure you had to go through for Cranwell. I am about to undertake a ground based 3D laser survey at Marham for construction work going on there. Creating a 3D model. I would like to supplement the data with an aerial survey. Max 8-10min flight max 50m altitude,I can imagine the process is possibly not worth the effort. (Aircarft is I1 Pro, PfAW holder)


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  3. notoriouskeef

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    I was stationed at Hickam Hawaii for 3 years. Do not try it lol. If you are dead set on getting base photography 1. odds are it will NEVER happen, 2. If for some reason you were granted a miracle you would surely have an escort with you. You are in Hawaii!!!! you have so much beautiful scenery anyway!
     
  4. enigmamdw

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    Airmap.io will show restricted airspace that isn't necessarily tied to an airfield. A "military" boneyard isn't necessarily a navy base, in fact it's very unlikely that it is. Are talking about the one in The San Fran Bay? It isn't a base.
     
  5. dmanisgnarly

    dmanisgnarly Well-Known Member

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    Short answer- No!
     
  6. Rclbud

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    I think the rules are rediculous. If we are limited to four hundred feet then limit planes and helicopters to 1000 feet min. And we will have 600 feet of separation... it's a crap rule. No plane flys at 400' unless they are crop dusting or landing with half a mile of an airport. Not five miles.
     
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    Military planes routinely practice adverse and alternate landing sequences. Switch runways on the fly, conduct UAV testing and practice creating GPS denied environments. I wouldn't WANT to fly over or around one.

    Helicopters routinely ignore all floors and buzz around neighborhoods at 100ft or less.

    Before you ask how I know this, well, I'm in the military, and have been stationed on several airbases.


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  8. iFlyForFun

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    Once I get my Mavic( tomorrow) I intend to call before I fly. My experience with General Aviation has been fantastic. I hope that in SOME instances when flying my Mavic I may find authorities or ATC willing to work together with me.

    I fly my private aircraft in one of the
    busiest areas in the country. I am always flying up the Hudson River and around the Statue of Liberty. This requires nothing special except to self announce on frequency. When I take off on runway 24 from oldbridge NJ heading south I have never been refused permission to fly over MCGuire Air Force Base. I've flown up the garden state parkway thru Newark Class B airspace and permission has always been given.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best!
     
  9. AlanTheBeast

    AlanTheBeast Well-Known Member

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    Country by country - find out what is off limits.

    In Canada the stated rule is for any military base and does not distinguish about its airstrip capability.

    Canada and the US seem to have great heaps of grey in the rules. One should be careful about what shade of grey one is willing to go up against.

    To be sure, many military bases look little different than a run down college town and often have gobs of square km of open/forested spaces that are not likely to be hiding the greatest secret weapon since the dual-formettigating-fwable-freeber, Mk III mod A, but the rule is the rule. I see it as akin to the "don't overfly prisons" rule. Don't do it.
     
  10. AlanTheBeast

    AlanTheBeast Well-Known Member

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    I've flown all over the Canada and US and US ATC are the most flexible and most willing to accommodate anyone at any time conditions permitting. I haven't requested entry into military airspace, but had an almost puzzled "why'd you bother" response when I gave a position report to Pease AFB one day (I didn't like their runway aiming at me - no telling what 21 YO Lt in an F-16 was about to TO) while flying from Lawrence towards Portsmouth. I was about 2 NM outside their CZ.

    Canadian ATC were (in the day) rigid tight *** bitches. Hope they've softened a bit.

    It's like Canadians want to deny wherever possible and the Yanks want to permit wherever possible unless there is damned good reason not to.

    /Rant.
     
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