Know The Rules Before You Fly
Massport, in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Police, is encouraging owners and prospective operators of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to know the rules before your fly. Drones can pose a significant concern when operators do not follow the rules.
The FAA requires all drones over .55 lbs. to be registered and must be marked with the registration number. Operators must carry proof of registration. Other regulations include:
Flying drones in controlled airspace, around and above airports, is prohibited without prior FAA approval;
Violators will be subject to penalties for breaking the law;
Never fly drones near any aircraft;
Keep your drone in sight at all times and fly lower than 400 feet; and
Comply with Remote ID rules.
FAAdronezone.faa.gov to see the complete rules and regulations.
VIDEO "No Drone Zone"
Since 2016, Massport has installed approximately 200 "No Drone Zone" signs in over 50 parks and other locations around Boston Logan International Airport, as well as signage at other Massport sites, and surrounding state, city, and local properties. Massport continues to work with neighboring communities to install additional signage, specifically within areas of increased drone activity along critical flight paths to and from our airports.
B4UFLY Mobile App
Recreational users now have an improved app--B4UFLY--to help show where they can and cannot fly with interactive maps.
The B4UFLY app is available to download for free at the App Store for iOS and Google Play store for Android devices.