Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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Whether you're a new drone pilot or have years of experience, the FAA regulates and establishes rules and safety tips to help you fly safely in the national airspace.  

All Drones must be registered with the FAA by visiting the FAADroneZone website.

Type of Drone Operations

Types of Drone Operations

Before you fly

Be sure to download the B4UFLY app for your smartphone to determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect where you want to fly.

Drone operators should avoid flying near airports because it is difficult for manned aircraft to see and avoid a drone while flying. Remember that drone operators must avoid manned aircraft and are responsible for any safety hazard their drone creates in an airport environment.

There are altitude and permission requirments to fly near the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.

The airport does participate in the FAA UAS Data Exchange Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) for drone pilots to electronically request and process operation authorization requests. This capability can be done through the B4UFLY app and also through the FAA Drone Zone website once you are registered and logged in.

If you still have questions about operating a drone around the airport or if you want to report a drone sighting near the airport that could be a safety hazard to aircraft operations, please contact the main airport number at 704-920-5901, 24/7/365.


Alpha One Air Service does offer drone operation classes if you are looking to obtain a drone certificate. Contact them at 704-633-0021 or vist their website at www.alphaoneairservice.com.