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The Oregon Department of Aviation encourages you to operate your UAS in a safe and lawful manner. The information provided is intended to address general guidelines based on Federal Aviation Regulations. Operators should be familiar with all applicable requirements including all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. We recommend contacting the appropriate authorities to ensure compliance.
The ODA owns and operates 28 Airports throughout the State of Oregon within both class D and G airspace. The ODA does not permit recreational UAS operations on state airport property. Requests to operate from state property, commercially or as part of a public agency, will require authorization by the ODA. All requests are subject to ODA approval.
The Oregon Department of Aviation appreciates the time you have taken to ensure safe and compliant flight. For more information please email us at UAS@aviaiton.state.or.us
Recreational operations are classified by the FAA as those conducted for recreational or hobby purposes only. There can be no commercial, business, or financial benefit associated with the operation.
Operations for commercial or business purposes are classified as “commercial UAS operations” and subject to the to the requirements set forth in Federal Aviation Regulations Part 107. Operations conducted under FAR Part 107 do not require advance notice to the local airport or air traffic facility.
If your commercial UAS operation will take place within controlled airspace, please visit the FAA DroneZone to access all the UAS information and resources needed for your operation.
Basic requirements under FAR Part 107 include:
* Some requirements may be subject to FAA waiver
For more information visit: www.faa.gov/uas/commercial_operators
To determine if you will be operating within 5 miles of a state owned airport, please see a list of our airports here and visit Know Before You Fly.
If you are within a mandatory notification area, please use the instructions below for providing notification to the airport and air traffic control:
For recreational UAS operations within 5 miles of State owned airport operators must provide advance notice to both the airport and air traffic control.
Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) NotificationCall the ODA at 503-378-2211 or email us at UAS@aviation.state.or.us
Air Traffic Control NotificationCalls during normal business hours (Monday-Friday) are recommended.
Aurora State Airport (UAO) Control Tower:Call at (503) 678-2243 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Port of Portland NotificationFor information on how to operate at Port of Portland properties please visit: www.portofportland.com/programs/drones
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