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SEA Airport Operation Rules for Drones (UAV/UAS)

No Fly Zone MapUnmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) near SEA Airport

UAV Flights are prohibited in Class B Airspace

(Unless prior approval is granted by FAA Air Traffic Control). See map below showing approximate Class B Airspace and five-mile radius.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly called "drones," are incompatible with flight operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Certain restrictions apply when operated within five (5) miles of the airport.

New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements necessitate operators of UAV/UASs to provide notice to the controlling airport/s and Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) facilities of planned operations within a five-mile radius of the airport.

“Model Aircraft” operators must contact the respective Airport and ATCT when operating inside a five-mile radius of any airport. Certain other flight restrictions and issues may be in effect.

Approximate UAS/UAV no-fly zone and five-mile notice area at SEA Airport

Check your address to see where you can fly with the FAA UAS Data Map.

    B4 U FLyUAV operators also are advised to install and use the FAA B4UFly app prior to flight. Get the free app for Android or Apple devices. Other useful "no-fly" apps are available for Android or Apple devices.

    SEA Airport (SEA) Contacts:

    SEA Airport: (206) 787-5229; option 2
    SEA Air Traffic Control Tower: (206) 214-2500


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