The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is growing rapidly. The need for information resources involving UAS is high as the industry continues to evolve.
Drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), represent the future for aviation in so many different ways, from their ability to create incredible aerial photography, to their potential to change the way packages are delivered, to functioning as reconnaissance aircraft in disaster areas deemed unsafe for humans. Of course, drones can also be just plain fun to fly too. Because owning even the tiniest drone may well represent the first time many of you have flown anything, it’s important to understand that once your drone leaves the ground, it’s entering airspace often occupied by other aircraft, not to mention other drones.
No Drone Fly Zone within 5 mile radius of Dubuque Regional Airport.
UAS/drone operators flying from locations - even your backyard - near an airport must pay special attention to the fact that their machines could pose a safety threat to nearby manned aircraft.
When you fly a drone, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules.
DBQ Airport has updated UAS Drone Altitudes to use when filing a flight plan.