Safe Drone Operations near Westchester County Airport (HPN) 

In order to ensure the safest airspace possible in Westchester County, As one of the leading drone operators in Westchester County, CityDroneZ LLC is sharing below important information and an overview of FAA Drone Regulations for Residents, municipal officials, PK-12 Schools,  Recreational & Drone Pilots and Law Enforcement Officers.

CityDroneZ is a member of the Westchester Aviation Association which just celebrated its 40th Anniversary. We are also a member of the Business Council of Westchester’s Coalition for Westchester County Airport with over 120 members. Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on May 4, 2022 he was launching the process for a new Master Plan for Westchester County Airport which employs almost 1,500 full time employees and generates over $725 million of annual economic benefit.

AvPorts, the HPN Operations and Management expert that has served at HPN for over 40 years, has a comprehensive program of policies, procedures and controls to respond and report to federal, state and local law enforcement authorities on drones which fly into the Controlled Airspace around HPN. 

CityDroneZ  is sharing the following information regarding FAA regulations to drones operators in Westchester County and across the United States.

General Public Drone Safety

May 26, 2022

Westchester County Airport (HPN) Restricted Airspace

May 25, 2022

Danbury Municipal Airport Restricted Airspace

May 24, 2022

Restricted Airspace – B4UFLY

Recreational users who only fly their drone for fun, now have an improved app – B4UFLY – to help show where they can and cannot fly with interactive maps.
May 22, 2022

FAA – Regulations for Commercial Drone Operations

The Operations Over People rule became effective on April 21, 2021. Drone pilots operating under Part 107 may fly at night, over people and moving vehicles without a waiver as long as they meet the requirements defined in the rule.
May 21, 2022

FAA Requirement to Register All Drones

You must use the paper (N-number) registration process if...
May 21, 2022

FAA Requirements for Remote ID For all Drones

Drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are fundamentally changing aviation, and the FAA is committed to working to fully integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS).
May 21, 2022

 FAA Requirement to Register all drones – FAA Drone Zone

The information explains the difference between a Recreational Drone Pilot and a Commercial or Part 107 Pilot.
May 20, 2022

FAA By The Numbers

Here's a snapshot of the current state of drones in the United States...
May 19, 2022

HPN Map Grid for LAANC Operations

UAS Facility Maps show the maximum altitudes around airports where the FAA may authorize part 107 UAS operations without additional safety analysis. The maps should be used to inform requests for part 107 airspace authorizations and waivers in controlled airspace.
May 19, 2022

LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability)

This enables a drone operator (pilot) to request a Waiver or permission to fly a drone in restricted airspace.
May 18, 2022

The FAA Civil Aviation Registry – CARES Initiative

The FAA established the Civil Aviation Registry Electronic Services (CARES) initiative to enhance the registration services provided by the FAA, which will also enable compliance with the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, H.R. 302, 115th Cong. (2018), Section 546.
May 10, 2022

FAA Operations Over People Overview

The Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People final rule is the next incremental step towards further integration of unmanned aircraft (UA) in the National Airspace System.
May 10, 2022

Become a Part 107 Drone Pilot

(or keep your current Part 107 license current every 2 years) - information on how to apply for a Part 107 Drone Pilot license.
May 6, 2022

FAA Site – List of Hundreds of Bird & Animal Strikes at HPN since 1990

The FAA Wildlife Strike Database contains records of reported wildlife strikes since 1990. Strike reporting is voluntary. Therefore, this database only represents the information we have received from airlines, airports, pilots, and other sources.

Law Enforcement Guidance on Domestic Drone Operations

May 5, 2022

FAA ToolKit for Law Enforcement

May 4, 2022

FAA Pocket Card for Law Enforcement

This toolkit is designed to assist law enforcement and public safety entities in operating and handling situations involving drones or UAS.
May 2, 2022

Police Drone Operations – How to set up drone ops

May 1, 2022

State & Local Law Fact Sheet for Police

April 28, 2022

Contacts for Law Enforcement for Drone Operations

April 18, 2022

Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) for Public Safety Drone Operations

April 11, 2022

New CounterDrone Focus for the Department of Homeland Security for Careless and Criminal Drone Operators

April 7, 2022

FAA Drone Response Playbook for Public Safety

March 28, 2022

FAA Supplement to Drone Response Playbook for Public Safety

May 28, 2021

FAA Aviation Reporting System

The FAA has extended the Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP) to UAS operators, including the protections offered through National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS).
March 28, 2021

FAA No Drone Zone Sign

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