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US announces 133 ‘Security Sensitive Airspace Restrictions’ applicable to drones from 14th April 2017

On April 7, 2017, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced plans to introduce 133 ‘drone no-fly zones’ (officially, “Special Security Instructions” under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7) over U.S. military facilities. These new restrictions come in to effect from April 14th 2017.

Effective today, across all of our products and services, these new Security Sensitive Airspace Restrictions are visible:

Example showing Whiteman Air Force Base; a “no-fly zone” for drones from April 14th, 2017. This, plus 132 other FAA-official zones, are now present across all of Altitude Angel’s US products and services.

For our developer customers, from today, our data feeds will now also include these zones. Here’s an example for Whiteman Air Force Base (shown above, on our Drone Safety Map), as represented within our GeoJSON airspace data feed:

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"geometry": {
"coordinates": [
[
[
-93.539151399,
38.751600275
]
// TRUNCATED FOR CLARITY
]
],
"type": "Polygon"
},
"id": "5C98EE2F641D9CDC0205198728FBB28BA91F4862",
"properties": {
"hazardFactor": "60",
"hazardFactorName": "Danger",
"fillColor": "#FF0055",
"strokeColor": "#BF0442",
"fillOpacity": "0.35",
"strokeWidth": "1",
"strokeOpacity": "0.8",
"detailedCategory": "other:us_national_security",
"iconUrl": "https://www.altitudeangel.com/Map/Icon?icon=other_us_national_security.png",
"operationalFrom": "2017-04-14T00:00:00Z",
"operationalTo": "2019-04-13T23:59:00Z",
"altitudeFloor": {
"datum": "Sfc",
"meters": 0.0
},
"altitudeCeiling": {
"datum": "Agl",
"meters": 121.92
},
"name": "Whiteman AFB, MO",
"pointOfContact": "Scott Voskovitch DSN 975-7616",
"category": "airspace",
"filters": [
{
"name": "Airspace",
"property": "show",
"active": true
},
{
"name": "Security Sensitive Restrictions",
"property": "show",
"active": true
}
],
"display": {
"category": "restriction",
"detailedCategory": "us national security",
"title": "Whiteman AFB, MO",
"sections": [
{
"iconUrl": "https://www.altitudeangel.com/Map/Icon?icon=warning.png",
"title": "Drone No Fly Zone",
"text": "An area that the regulatory authority has declared to be a no fly zone for drones"
},
{
"iconUrl": "https://www.altitudeangel.com/Map/Icon?icon=warning.png",
"title": "Security Sensitive Airspace Restriction",
"text": "The FAA, under 14 CFR § 99.7 — Special Security Instructions (SSI), has prohibited all UAS flights within the airspace defined under UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137. 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."
},
{
"iconUrl": "https://www.altitudeangel.com/Map/Icon?icon=warning.png",
"title": "Summary",
"text": "Red zones are regulated high-risk areas and operation of your drone may be hazardous or prohibited."
}
],
"actions": []
}
},
"type": "Feature"
}
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NOTE: You’ll also see the “Point of Contact” (line 36) has been included, as defined within the official dataset, for your reference.

Using Altitude Angel is the best way to ensure you have access to the latest safety information when planning and carrying-out your drone operations.

We hope our customers in the US enjoy these features!

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