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Today I flew my spark in a no fly zone. I was only about 5km away from an airport therefore I wasnt silly I only flew my drone about 10 metres max altitude in a car park. Should this be ok? I have attached a pic of maps Screenshot_20190526-230215.jpeg
 

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You are in an authorization zone.
Not a NFZ.
NFZ is the red.

However since May 17th, hobbyists are no longer allowed to call the tower or fly within 5 miles of airports/ Class B, C, D & E controlled airspace.
We have to wait until July 19th for LAANC to come online for hobbyists.

So no, you are not in a legal space to fly for now.
 
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You are in an authorization zone.
Not a NFZ.
NFZ is the red.

However since May 17th, hobbyists are no longer allowed to call the tower or fly within 5 miles of airports/ Class B, C, D & E controlled airspace.
We have to wait until July 19th for LAANC to come online for hobbyists.

So no, you are not in a legal space to fly for now.
Hi thank you. Need to educate myself abit more I think on the radius colours etc. Thanks for your advice pal
 
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You are in an authorization zone.
Not a NFZ.
NFZ is the red.

However since May 17th, hobbyists are no longer allowed to call the tower or fly within 5 miles of airports/ Class B, C, D & E controlled airspace.
We have to wait until July 19th for LAANC to come online for hobbyists.

So no, you are not in a legal space to fly for now.
Look at the map. He's not in the US.
 

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You are in an authorization zone.
Not a NFZ.
NFZ is the red.

However since May 17th, hobbyists are no longer allowed to call the tower or fly within 5 miles of airports/ Class B, C, D & E controlled airspace.
We have to wait until July 19th for LAANC to come online for hobbyists.

So no, you are not in a legal space to fly for now.
@pmshop where did you get the July 19th date? I'm not saying it's not true I've just not seen it. Everything I've read stated 180 days from May 17th, 2019 which would be somewhere around October if they meet the deadline. . . .
 

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@pmshop where did you get the July 19th date? I'm not saying it's not true I've just not seen it. Everything I've read stated 180 days from May 17th, 2019 which would be somewhere around October if they meet the deadline. . . .
Got it from Nicolas Colvin - Suppoer Specialist - Airspace, Procedures, Automation and UAS
Albuquerque District (TWAB) LasVegas, Nv

I understood the GAK test to be generated and online in 180 days.

Mr. Colvin provided unexpected information when I posed a question t him about flying in the Las Vegas area.
 
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You are in an authorization zone.
Not a NFZ.
NFZ is the red.

However since May 17th, hobbyists are no longer allowed to call the tower or fly within 5 miles of airports/ Class B, C, D & E controlled airspace.
We have to wait until July 19th for LAANC to come online for hobbyists.

So no, you are not in a legal space to fly for now.
I read elsewhere on these forums that the '5 miles of airports' restriction was gone and that hobbyists must remain in Class G airspace and below 400 ft. I'll spend some time today with the actual regs.
 

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That means Class B, C, D, and E airspace is restricted.
Which are zones 5 miles or more around different size airports and small airfields.
If I understand correctly, Class G airspace underlies Class E in places (like where I live), with the controlled airspace beginning at 700 ft AGL. Hope I have this right, please advise.
 

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If I understand correctly, Class G airspace underlies Class E in places (like where I live), with the controlled airspace beginning at 700 ft AGL. Hope I have this right, please advise.
Correct.
However, the overlying circle of class E trumps class G.
Therefore, you cannot fly within the class E circle even though class E starts at 700ft AGL

@BigAl07 ?
 

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That means Class B, C, D, and E airspace is restricted.
Which are zones 5 miles or more around different size airports and small airfields.
Correct but I suggest completely disregarding anything to do with distance. That just creates more confusion with people "remembering" that from the previous set of regulations. Airspace doesn't have a specific distance and often times "distance" isn't from the edge of the airport but from a fixed point somewhere around the center of the airport.
If I understand correctly, Class G airspace underlies Class E in places (like where I live), with the controlled airspace beginning at 700 ft AGL. Hope I have this right, please advise.
There are different types of Class E (Echo) airspace. Some start at the ground (SFC), some at 700' AGL, and some at 1200' AGL. Class E SFC is the only one that comes into play (unless you're doing Inspections on towers and that's a whole other ball of wax and irrelevant here) for sUAS operations.

Correct.
However, the overlying circle of class E trumps class G.
Therefore, you cannot fly within the class E circle even though class E starts at 700ft AGL

@BigAl07 ?
Class E 700 & 1200 have no bearing on a "legal" sUAS flight as they are well above our 400' AGL limit. If the airspace you're working around is indeed Class E 700 then the air directly under that Class E (up to 699' AGL or 1199' AGL respectively) should be Class G (Good To Go).

Airspace Classifications are 3D and have a length, width, and HEIGHT! Think of it as an Upside Down Wedding cake. It's confusing until one day it just "Clicks" and makes sense.

Here's an excellent (and short) oveview of Airspace by Gold Seal UAV Groundschool .

This is an excellent link to go and watch their Airspace Videos:
 
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Got it from Nicolas Colvin - Suppoer Specialist - Airspace, Procedures, Automation and UAS
Albuquerque District (TWAB) LasVegas, Nv

I understood the GAK test to be generated and online in 180 days.

Mr. Colvin provided unexpected information when I posed a question t him about flying in the Las Vegas area.

That would be GREAT news for a great many hobby operators around the country.
 

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Class E 700 & 1200 have no bearing on a "legal" sUAS flight as they are well above our 400' AGL limit. If the airspace you're working around is indeed Class E 700 then the air directly under that Class E (up to 699' AGL or 1199' AGL respectively) should be Class G (Good To Go).
Thanks! This is how I learned it for the exam. I'm in Class E 700' and relieved that I can fly sUAS without getting authorization.
 
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Thanks! This is how I learned it for the exam. I'm in Class E 700' and relieved that I can fly sUAS without getting authorization.

I do need to add one other thought... keep in mind that I'm just some random guy pounding on a keyboard and have no official capacity what-so-ever. The final word on this (or any FAA regulation/rule/guidelines) should come from the FAA. Thank goodness they are very helpful and forthcoming with information and CLARIFICATION (As @pmshop has already noted above). For the Official Ruling take a few minutes to call or email your local FSDO that way you're "Covered" better than saying, "This guy online said..." :)
 

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I do need to add one other thought... keep in mind that I'm just some random guy pounding on a keyboard and have no official capacity what-so-ever. The final word on this (or any FAA regulation/rule/guidelines) should come from the FAA. Thank goodness they are very helpful and forthcoming with information and CLARIFICATION (As @pmshop has already noted above). For the Official Ruling take a few minutes to call or email your local FSDO that way you're "Covered" better than saying, "This guy online said..." :)
Thanks again. I'm fairly certain I read an FAA rule that used wording like 'operating within controlled airspace' (or similar). Sectional charts are pretty clear when it comes to determining whether or not I'm in Class G.
 
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