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Published on October 11, 2022

Fly your drone at the Flatwoods Drone Zone

Information provided by

Monroe County Parks and Recreation

The Drone Zone at Flatwoods Park is a designated area to fly drones for recreational purposes. The Drone Zone located just south of the parking lot.

Hours of Operation

  • The Drone Zone is open during normal park hours.
  • The Drone Zone is closed during field maintenance.

Drone Zone Regulations

  • Youth under 12 years old must be supervised by someone who is at least 16 years old.
  • All drones must weigh under 5 pounds.
  • Operate within the flying site boundaries, which are indicated by the red flags at each corner of the field.
  • Maintain your drone within visual line of sight at all times.
  • Obey all FAA drone/unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations.
  • Always yield right of way to other drones.
  • Do not fly directly over people, animals, vehicles, or structures.
  • Do not fly in a careless or reckless manner.
  • Do not fly higher than 400 feet.
  • Do not fly in bad weather.
  • Do not fly under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • No smoking or tobacco products.

Drone Pilot’s Responsibility While Using the Drone Zone

  • Pilot operates drone at their own risk.
  • Pilot is responsible for any bodily injury or property damage.
  • Pilot is responsible for damage to own drone.

Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”

Pilot is responsible for any Qualifying Aircraft.