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Shaw AFB is a no drone zone

The Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) data map displays the restricted flying area around Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. UAS pilots should refer to the map, found at https://faa.maps.arcgis.com, to know maximum altitudes for flying and other safety information. (Courtesy illustration)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) data map displays the restricted flying area around Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. UAS pilots should refer to the map, found at https://faa.maps.arcgis.com, to know maximum altitudes for flying and other safety information. (Courtesy illustration)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) data map displays the restricted flying area around Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. UAS pilots should refer to the map, found at https://faa.maps.arcgis.com, to know maximum altitudes for flying and other safety information. (Courtesy illustration)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) data map displays the restricted flying area around Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. UAS pilots should refer to the map, found at https://faa.maps.arcgis.com, to know maximum altitudes for flying and other safety information. (Courtesy illustration)

For those who fly small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) commonly known as drones, remember to obey the no fly zone at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

sUAS operators should refer to www.faa.gov/uas for the rules and regulations of flying in national airspace. The interactive maps on the Federal Aviation Administration website and B4UFLY mobile app display the maximum altitudes legally allowed for flying an sUAS.   

In addition to the rules and regulations some tips for flying safely include the following:
—FAA rules require that you register your drone if it's over .55 lbs. Please visit: www.faadronezone.fass.gov
—Remain clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations.
—Do not intentionally fly over unprotected persons or moving vehicles, and remain away from individuals and government facilities.
—If recreational, fly your drone at or below 400 feet and within line-of-site. Do NOT fly in controlled airspace without authorization.
—Do not fly near or over sensitive infrastructure or property such as power stations, water treatment facilities or heavily traveled roadways.
—Do not conduct surveillance or photograph persons in areas where there is an expectation of privacy without the individual’s permission.
—Do not endanger persons or property on the ground.

If you see an sUAS around Shaw Air Force Base property call Security Forces at (803) 895-3669.