Commercial and recreational UAS pilots: On the Skyward Airspace Map, restricted and prohibited areas, active temporary flight restrictions (TFRs), and the Washington, DC Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) are shown in red. UAV flights are not allowed in these areas without explicit permission.
The Washington, DC Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) is shown as a red area. Don’t fly within the Washington, DC FRZ.
Upcoming Flight Restrictions
The Skyward map shows upcoming Flight Restrictions as a solid outlined gray area. The start and end time in UTC is shown on the sidebar if you click on the area. Be sure to check for upcoming Flight Restrictions in your planned flight area.
For expert aviators: Some types of restricted airspace aren’t restricted at all times. Instead, they are activated on a fixed schedule or activated by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM).
The FAA publishes the schedule for each restricted area. Use the name of the restricted (e.g., R-6312) to find the restricted area in the FAA list of Special Use Airspace. Time of Designation will tell you if the restricted area is activated continuously, by schedule, or by a NOTAM.
Before scheduling an operation within a restricted area, Click on the area to get its name. Get the latitude and longitude of the flight area from the Skyward Airspace map Use the name to get the restricted area schedule from the FAA list of Special Use Airspace. Check for a NOTAM using the latitude and longitude. If you aren’t comfortable doing this, get the location of the flight area from the Skyward Airspace Map and call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.
Do not fly within a restricted area if you are unsure whether or not it is activated.
It may be possible to get permission to fly within a red area from the using or controlling agency. The name of the using and controlling agency can be found in the FAA list of Special Use Airspace.
Advanced Topic: Click on the area to get the name of the restricted area. In the example, the large area is R-3007C. Get the latitude and longitude of any point within the restricted area.
Advanced Topic: Use the name of the area (e.g. R-2906) to get information from the FAA list of Special Use Airspace. R-2906 is active 0800-2400 local time, everyday and at other times by a NOTAM.
Advanced Topic: Search for NOTAMs in that area.
Do not fly within red airspace without permission.