UAS and Rocket Flights

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For Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Rocket Launches

PLEASE NOTE, Ida Lee Park is the only Town of Leesburg park that has a FLY ZONE. UAS flights and/or rocket launches are not permitted in any other Town of Leesburg park.

A Flight Permit is required prior to flight/launch and must be within Ida Lee Park’s FLY-ZONE.

Remote-Controller   Rocket--Picture  Drone-Picture

 

Click here for a permit application.
Click here for a FLY-ZONE map.

Additional information can be found on the Flight Permit Application or at Ida Lee Recreation Center ▪ 703.777.1368.


RULES & REGULATIONS

  • The Parks and Recreation Department requires that all flights and launches be safely operated. Every precaution should be taken by the operator to avoid flying in indicated no-fly zones or near others that are using the park. Issuance of permits may be impacted by events in or around the flight zone. 
  • Flight permit holders must be 18 years or older and be present during flights.
  • All FAA regulations must be followed for qualifying aircraft. Details can be found at:
    https://www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/
  • All manufacturer’s safety precautions must be followed.
  • A UAS must stay below 400’ and be kept within visual line of sight.
  • Operators will be responsible for any damage caused by their UAS or rocket.
  • Regulations for the operations of rockets and aircraft are in the Leesburg, VA Town Code Section 26-24.
  • Ida Lee Park is the only park that has a FLY ZONE. UAS flights and/or rocket launches are not permitted in any other Town of Leesburg Park.
  • Only two crafts are permitted to be in flight at one time.