Drone Information

Drone Safety
An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on-board – instead, the UAS is controlled by an operator or pilot on the ground. When a drone is flown in the United States, it is the drone pilot's responsibility to understand and abide by the rules and regulations as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA allows amateurs/hobbyists to operate drones for non-commercial purposes subject to the specific rules provided at the link below:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/

Special rules applicable to Glendale Airport only: The FAA requires that drone operations for commercial purposes must submit a Part 107 waiver to operate within the Glendale Airspace. The waiver can be found at the FAA website listed under:

How To Apply For a Waiver


Once the Part 107 waiver is submitted, it goes directly to the Glendale Air Traffic Control Tower’s Air Traffic Manager for approval and kept on file. A hobbyist does not need to complete a Part 107 waiver but hobbyists should contact the airport prior to operating drone in accordance with FAA guidelines.

Whether the operator is a hobbyist or a commercial operator, before flying, they will need to consult the UAS Facilities Map and are required to comply with the altitude restrictions on the various map grid sections within the Glendale Municipal Airport airspace. The UAS Facility map is located at the link below look for the "The Maps" text near the top of the webpage.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/commercial_operators/uas_facility_maps/