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Unmanned aerial systems prohibited on Fort Belvoir

Submitted by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS, on Fort Belvoir is prohibited, including drones, quadcopters, and other model aircraft flown for hobby or recreational purposes.

Belvoir is within the Washington, D.C., Flight Restricted Zone, or FRZ, established by the Federal Aviation Administration as National Defense Airspace.

Among the operations restricted within the DC FRZ are model aircraft operations, model rocketry, and unmanned aircraft systems. These systems have become much more accessible recently and may even be purchased on post at the Exchange.

However, they may not be flown on Fort Belvoir because of FAA flight restrictions. Operators are encouraged to check for the latest FAA guidance for areas they want to operate off-post at the below link, or


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