DRONE POLICY

DRONE/UAV OPERATION POLICY
This policy may be waived for occasional demonstration purposes on Spruce Creek Property provided the model club is properly registered with the AMA and is participating in a sanctioned POA or POA-Committee sanctioned event. All relevant guidelines listed below apply for demonstration purposes and must be incorporated before on-site operations are permitted.

This policy does not apply to Model/Recreational Drone or UAV/UAS vehicles weighing less than .55 pounds.

* Model/Recreational drone/UAV operations are approved for operations within 3 miles, but not on, Spruce Creek Fly-In Airport property when such operations meet the following guidelines:
Strictly for hobby or recreational use
Must give way to manned aircraft
Less than 55 pounds
Must have registration and appropriate markings
Must be operated in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines (AMA Club)

Civil (Commercial, non-model) drone/UAV operations are approved near and on Spruce Creek Fly-In Airport property when in compliance with FAA Part 107, and in possession of the following:
Current Remote Pilot Certificate
Appropriate Drone Registration and Markings
2nd Line of Sight (LOS) Observer with a Handheld Transceiver capable of monitoring Airport Unicom and AWOS frequencies
Valid Airport Manager Approval form signed by the Airport Manager

Public (Governmental) operations are approved near and on Spruce Creek Fly-In Airport property when in compliance with, and in possession of, the following:
Current Remote Pilot Certificate or Alternate Government Authority
Appropriate Registration and Markings
2nd Line of Sight (LOS) Observer with a Handheld Transceiver capable of monitoring Airport Unicom and AWOS frequencies

ALL DRONE/UAV OPERATIONS, REGARDLESS OF CATEGORY, MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Must not endanger persons or property on the ground
Must give way and not interfere with manned aircraft
Must comply with Community, Local, State, and Federal flight restrictions and TFRs
Must refrain from careless and reckless operation as described by Community, Local, State, and Federal regulations.

* All Drone/UAV operations, regardless of category, must be in compliance with Florida Statute 934.50. Violations related to residential complaints contrary to Florida Statute 934.50, para (3)(b), regarding reasonable right to privacy, are to be remedied or mitigated through the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office or its subordinate authorities. It is upon the Plaintiff in such residential cases to carry the remedy forward by court action in accordance with Florida Statute 934.50, para (5)(b).

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