What are the guidelines for flying a drone in Galveston?

You must give notification to the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) if you intend to fly your drone, also known as unmanned aircraft system UAS, within 5 miles of the airport. Contact our Air Traffic Control Tower at 409-741-0925 to obtain clearance. If you receive the ATCT voicemail, leave a message with your contact and flight information.

As federal regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, are still evolving, it's critical to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Scholes International Airport advises commercial and recreational UAS operators to always check the Federal Aviation Administration UAS web page for any new updates regarding UAS policies and procedures.

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