Welcome Mavic Pilot!
Jump in and join our free DJI Mavic community today!
Sign up

Can i fly in this special use airspace

Mrflyingdonut

New Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
2
Age
23
I want to flly my drone on this beech one morning, am out of range of all airports but am in special use airspace, EGLIN E MOA (EGLIN E MOA, FL) , address is 116 Carillon Market St, Panama City Beach, FL 32413,
Am i allowed to fly here
 

Odom1957

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
136
Reaction score
45
Age
35
Eglin is very forthcoming with UAS operational restrictions, since they are a DOD classified facility. I have attached a document from Eglin AFB about UAS restrictions. As you will see, there is nothing from them preventing you from flying over the beach areas east of the base.

This does not mean that local restrictions are not limiting UAS operations. It also does not include Tyndall AFB in the Memo.

I would say that you are okay to fly there, just remember that banner pilots are in the 500'-1000' altitude, and fly regularly, so adhere strictly to the 400' limit.

Camp Helen SP is just west of there, and ALL Florida state parks are off limits, so don't fly there.
 

Attachments

  • Like
Reactions: sar104

Mrflyingdonut

New Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
2
Age
23
Eglin is very forthcoming with UAS operational restrictions, since they are a DOD classified facility. I have attached a document from Eglin AFB about UAS restrictions. As you will see, there is nothing from them preventing you from flying over the beach areas east of the base.

This does not mean that local restrictions are not limiting UAS operations. It also does not include Tyndall AFB in the Memo.

I would say that you are okay to fly there, just remember that banner pilots are in the 500'-1000' altitude, and fly regularly, so adhere strictly to the 400' limit.

Camp Helen SP is just west of there, and ALL Florida state parks are off limits, so don't fly there.
Thanks for the info!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Odom1957

Odom1957

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
136
Reaction score
45
Age
35
I am semi local to Eglin, and have spent a lot of time all around there doing photography and I see drones east of Destin all the time.

Henderson Beach is off limits also, and they are very strict about state parks in Florida. Very hefty fines if caught. Navarre beach is another area for drone flying as it is not usually busy when compared to Destin and Pensacola beaches.
 

Thwyllo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
656
Reaction score
321
Age
65
Location
Hautes Pyrenees, SW France
...and take your address down if you don't want a flood of junk mail or worse. The whole world knows there's a drone at your house right now.
 

Mrflyingdonut

New Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
2
Age
23
I am semi local to Eglin, and have spent a lot of time all around there doing photography and I see drones east of Destin all the time.

Henderson Beach is off limits also, and they are very strict about state parks in Florida. Very hefty fines if caught. Navarre beach is another area for drone flying as it is not usually busy when compared to Destin and Pensacola beaches.
Do you know if Rosemary beach and carillon beach are ok
 

Odom1957

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
136
Reaction score
45
Age
35
Rosemary beach is okay, but I haven't been to the other. Watch out for sightseeing helis and banner planes.

Banner planes usually fly off the shore a bit, but those helis are EVERYWHERE!
 

Odom1957

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
136
Reaction score
45
Age
35
Panhandle helis and Bay Seaplanes operate in that area. You can call them to see about flight schedules and paths if you want.

It looks like Carillon Beach is just outside of the State Park, so you'll be fine there also. I would call both of those I listed to make sure though. New ordinances and stuff are coming out quicker than we can keep track.
 
Last edited:

adrianoa

New Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Age
49
Eglin is very forthcoming with UAS operational restrictions, since they are a DOD classified facility. I have attached a document from Eglin AFB about UAS restrictions. As you will see, there is nothing from them preventing you from flying over the beach areas east of the base.

This does not mean that local restrictions are not limiting UAS operations. It also does not include Tyndall AFB in the Memo.

I would say that you are okay to fly there, just remember that banner pilots are in the 500'-1000' altitude, and fly regularly, so adhere strictly to the 400' limit.

Camp Helen SP is just west of there, and ALL Florida state parks are off limits, so don't fly there.
Thank you for the info, I have been looking for a extensive explanation of the airspace and this is perfect.
 

Mt1868

New Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2018
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Age
32
Like others have said, too. The helicopters are everywhere. I actually researched the tour companies along the stretch of beach I was going to be at and notified them of my presence. They were very appreciative and allegedly notified the pilots.
 

skadee

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2017
Messages
125
Reaction score
33
Age
49
A MOA is a "Military Operation Area", identifying operating areas of low-flying, high-speed military aircraft.

They are not restricted areas, but as this description suggests, operating any aircraft (manned or unmanned) in these areas require extra vigilance in maintaining a watchful eye for aircraft that you'd swear weren't there a second earlier.

That area is surrounded by Restriced Areas, in which you cannot fly.
 

Mt1868

New Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2018
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Age
32
I just pulled up sky vector, and noticed that this particular stretch of beach also includes a special air traffic rule identified as the east west corridor for Eglin/Valparaiso that requires ATC clearance/advisory prior to entering. SFC to 8500'.

This does not show up on Air Map. Good lesson for flying anywhere really. These drone friendly sky maps are great, but aren't always completely accurate.
 

skadee

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2017
Messages
125
Reaction score
33
Age
49
Are you sure AirMap doesn't show the restricted areas? Hover uses AirMap, and it shows them.

Screenshot_2018-08-31-18-30-34.png
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
67,616
Messages
783,378
Members
94,801
Latest member
M-AP