These flight restrictions are established within the lateral boundaries of sensitive facilities, and extend from ground to 400 feet above ground level (AGL) over the facilities. These restrictions apply to all UAS operations, including but not limited to:
UAS operators must comply with these flight restrictions, as outlined in UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137.
The FAA, under 14 CFR § 99.7 — Special Security Instructions (SSI), has prohibited all UAS flight operations within the airspace defined under UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137. Specific locations are depicted on an online interactive map. The restrictions extend from the ground up to 400 feet AGL, apply to all types and purposes of UAS flight operations, and remain in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The FAA classifies the airspace encompassed by these temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) as "national defense airspace" in accordance with Title 49 of the United States Code (Title 49 U.S.C.) § 40103(b)(3). Violations of these TFRs may prompt the following enforcement actions:
UAS operations that meet one or more of the requirements listed below may be allowed to operate within the TFR:
UAS operators seeking approval to operate in one of the TFRs defined in this website must contact the facility's designated point of contact identified in the table or interactive map, and secure permission to operate within the airspace prior to entry.
In addition to pre-approval from the facility or sponsoring agency, the operation must fulfill all FAA requirements for UAS operations. For example, recreational operators must comply with either 14 CFR Part 101 or part 107; all other UAS operators must comply with 14 CFR part 107, a Section 333 exemption and Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA), or a public aircraft COA.
Depending on the nature of the proposed operation and class of airspace, a waiver or airspace authorization may be needed from the FAA before flight. For more information, visit the FAA's UAS website.
Non-emergency requests for UAS airspace authorizations and waivers must be submitted using regular processes depending on the operation (part 107 authorizations, Section 333 site-specific COAs, or public COAs).
For urgent and time sensitive requests, contact the FAA's SOSC at (202) 267-8276 for expedited assistance. The FAA's SOSC will coordinate with the facility and/or sponsoring federal agency as appropriate.
If you have any additional questions regarding the TFRs defined by UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137 and this website, please contact the FAA SOSC at (202) 267-8276.