Superstition OHV Rec Area No Drone Zone

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), known as drones, are gaining in popularity. Although drones are fun to fly, they can be deadly if flown near aircraft, especially military aircraft conducting unusual, often invisible, flight maneuver in the airspace above the Superstition OHV recreation area (see map below). Investigations often reveal that the majority of in-flight collisions are the result of a faster aircraft overtaking and hitting a slower aircraft, especially when a pilot’s ability to spot traffic (i.e., a drone), identify it, realize it is on collision path, and react to it takes less than 10 seconds. These potential dangerous situations could negatively impact the Navy’s ability to train. Drone hobbyists need to comply with applicable state and federal regulations and respect the various no drone zones for the safety of all.

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FAA No Drone Zone

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E-Code of Federal Regulations Part 107

Code of Federal Regulation Title 14 Chapter 1 Subchapter F Part 107.45:  “No person may operate a small unmanned aircraft in prohibited or restricted areas unless that person has permission from the using or controlling agency, as appropriate. Doing so can result in a significant fine and/or a mandatory court appearance. Fly your drone responsibly. No amount of video or photos are worth the consequences.

Code of Federal Regulation Title 14 Chapter 1 Subchapter F Part 107.45:  “No person may operate a small unmanned aircraft in prohibited or restricted areas unless that person has permission from the using or controlling agency, as appropriate. Doing so can result in a significant fine and/or a mandatory court appearance. Fly your drone responsibly. No amount of video or photos are worth the consequences.

Map of NAFEC no drone zone areas.
 

Above is a map of the no drone zone areas with additional information. For our mobile users, we recommend downloading the image for greater quality. We request you help us spread the word amongst your friends and fellow hobbyists.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the NAF El Centro Public Affairs Office at 760-339-2673 or NAFECPAO@gmail.com.

Thank you for support of the military mission in Imperial County and for promoting responsible use of the lands.


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