Know before you fly
Whether you fly drones for fun or for work, Federal Aviation Regulations prohibit flying UAS or Drones within 5 miles of an airport without first contacting air traffic control or airport authorities. For more information, please contact the Des Moines International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower at (515) 974-8010 during normal business hours.
All drones are aircraft—even the ones at the toy store. Check out this pre-flight checklist to learn how to fly smart, fly safe, and have
FAA B4UFLY App
B4UFLY is an easy-to-use smartphone app that helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly.
Know Before You Fly
Know Before You Fly is an educational website for recreational users, business users, and public entities to learn how to fly responsibly. Know Before You Fly also provides a U.S Air Space Map to help UAS users fly safely.
FAA | DroneZone
When you fly a UAS or Drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules. Check out the FAA’s DroneZone website to stay up-to-date!