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Sightseer
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How / when do you contact airports?

Hi,

 

I only had the Karma for a day, and I am wondering how and when do you guys contact airports? Everywhere around me, there at least 5 airports within 5 miles. 

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Hiker
Posts: 306
Re: How / when do you contact airports?
If your just flying in a lical park within 5 miles of a airport Karma only gives you a warning screen saying your a flying in restricted space, you have to check the box to fly saying you fully understand the rules, and you have permission
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Sightseer
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Re: How / when do you contact airports?

That is correct, but the regulatory requirement appears to be that you have to call each airport to notify them. This sounds several lighyears beyond the overkill line, so I'm just wondering what people do.

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Explorer
Posts: 12,961
Re: How / when do you contact airports?
The honest answer: Click acknowledge and fly. Keep the drone below 400' and within LOS. If you see aircraft, land.

Correct answer: Google the airport and get the phone number for the tower control. Call. You are not looking for permission, you are calling to let them know that you will be using airspace. Be prepared to tell them where, when, how long, purpose, and altitude.